Gluten Free Living – 2016
Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup is a fantastic soup to make after the holidays. It’s a great way to use up leftover turkey and turkey broth. Then add a lot of fresh veggies and herbs and you end up with a healthy, low calorie, gluten free soup that’s a great main dish meal after the heavy eating from the holidays.
Last month I had a lot of leftover turkey and broth after our Thanksgiving meal. I made up this recipe and then realized that our pastor and his wife were dealing with a sick household over those holidays. I decided to send them a large portion of this soup along with some Pumpkin Muffins (which they raved over), and some Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits. It was a quick and easy meal for me and helped them out after dealing with sick kids for several days.
This delicious soup was the second recipe out of four different soups that I made from our leftover turkey this year. I was amazed it went so far, but I’m sure glad that it did. If you’re looking for delicious and low calorie ways to use up that turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas, this is the recipe for you. If you want to make this during the year you can always substitute cut up chicken and chicken broth. However you make it, it’s a wonderful and delicious soup that’s hearty and filling and sure to please. Plus, it’s so easy since you throw everything into the slow cooker. The slow cooker does the work and you have time free for other things in your schedule. I love that! Give Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup a try. It’s great reheated for leftovers too.
Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey and broth after the holidays.
Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup is healthy, low calorie, clean eating and gluten free.
This soup is great comfort food.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. The container contains turkey broth and the zip lock bag contains leftover turkey.
I cooked off the turkey carcass so I ended up with a gallon or so of turkey broth. Pour turkey broth into a crockpot.
Add turkey, red potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, orange and red bell peppers, celery, leeks, garlic and onions.
Add seasonings. Cover with lid and cook on high setting for 2 hours.
Add mixed vegetables. Cook an additional hour or two if necessary, until veggies are heated through.
Garnish soup with additional fresh rosemary, chives or thyme.
Here’s a ladle full of Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup. All the fresh veggies make this soup really healthy.
If you’re looking for a great way to use up leftover turkey or veggies, this is a great recipe to start with.
I served Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup with Pumpkin Muffins. Both were delectable.
Here’s the recipe.
CROCKPOT TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP
(My own concoction)
Crockpot Turkey Vegetable Soup is a low calorie way to get back on track with a good diet and exercise plan after overeating during the holidays. 🙂
The ease of making this soup in the crockpot is what I like.
This close up shows all the wonderful veggies. This soup is seasoned to perfection. The flavors are scrumptious.