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Slow Cooked Smoked Turkey Tomato Soup Recipe – Holiday leftovers

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Make the most of your leftover smoked turkey after the holidays by making this tasty and simple Slow Cooked Smoked Turkey Tomato Soup. This filling dish not only springs new life into the leftovers of your Christmas feast, but it also has the healthful richness of turkey and tomatoes, making it a filling and healthy dinner.

Making This Delicious Smoked Turkey Soup

Set a saucepan or your multicooker on medium heat to begin with. Add diced celery, carrot, and onion, and toss with two tablespoons of olive oil. Allow to simmer for 3–4 minutes, or until fragrant. Add a tablespoon of dried rosemary or any other preferred dry herb and continue cooking for an additional minute.

How This Smoked Turkey Soup Recipe Stands Out

The main attraction now is your smoked turkey leftovers. Add one and a half pounds of your delicious turkey, with the bones if you want additional taste. Add six ounces of no-sodium tomato paste, two bay leaves, four cups of low-sodium chicken broth, a can of diced tomatoes, and a can of white beans. Allow everything to gently cook and blend for 6-8 hours on low or 4–6 hours on high. If you are pressed for time, use the pressure cooker setting for just one hour on medium heat.

Use forks to shred the turkey as it becomes soft. It should be so delicate that it practically falls apart. Add the white beans and tomato paste and stir. Allow everything to simmer on low heat for a further 15 to 20 minutes so that the flavors can get the chance to know each other even further.

After adding some fresh basil to the final product, you are ready to have a hearty bowl of Slow Cooked Smoked Turkey Tomato Soup. Aside from its delicious flavor, this soup keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When reheating, just make sure that you reach the temperature of 165°F. Store any excess in the freezer if you have more than you can eat in three days. For your next dinner, be sure to thaw it in the refrigerator the night before.

Preserving This Turkey Tomato Soup

This soup is a great way to use up leftovers as well as having some added health benefits. Tomatoes are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins, while turkey is a great supply of lean protein. They work as a powerful combination for your well-being. Warm and cozy Slow Cooked Smoked Turkey Tomato Soup will not only please your palate but also provide your body a healthy, nourishing experience. Thus, instead of letting those leftovers from the holidays go to waste, use them to make something genuinely enjoyable and healthy for you.

Slow Cooked Smoked Turkey Tomato Soup Recipe – Holiday leftovers


5 Servings
Serving Size:572g
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomato
    • stewed tomato
  • 1.5 lb smoked turkey meat
    • white rotisserie chicken meat; chicken breasts
    • include any bones from the leg bones from the turkey
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves *
  • 6oz no sodium tomato paste
  • 13.5 oz can white beans
  • fresh basil


Step 1

Turn on the Saute function on your multifunction cooker or place a dutch oven on medium heat.  Saute onion, carrot and celery in oil for 3 – 4 minutes or until fragrant.

Sprinkle in dried rosemary – or your choice of dried herb – and cook for about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add turkey meat and toss together.  Then add remaining ingredients EXCEPT tomato paste and white beans.

Slow cook for 6 – 8 hours on low, 4 – 6 hours on high or 1 hour for the pressure cooker with medium heat.

Step 3

If needed, pull apart the turkey using forks.  It should be very tender at this point.

turkey and tomato soup

Fold in tomato paste and white beans.

Step 4

Stir and allow it to continue cooking for an additional 15 – 20 minutes on LOW heat.

Step 5

Garnish and enjoy! Soup should last about 5 – 7 days in the fridge (so long as you bring it up to 165F when reheating), but I recommend storing anything in the freezer you will not eat within 3 days.

Always defrost in the fridge the night before.

tomato soup and smoked turkey

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Prep 10min
Cook 6h
Total 6h 10min
# of servings5
Serving Size:572g

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!