This Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup is healthy, creamy and so delicious!
It’s nice to plan ahead for the day after you roast your turkey. You’re going to want some recipes for your turkey leftovers! This Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup is one recipe you’ll want to try using that leftover turkey. I make it every year after Thanksgiving, and it’s always a big hit in our house.
What makes this a “Mexican” soup? It can be described better as “Mexican-style.” Chiles, chili powder, cumin and fresh cilantro are included in this lightly spiced soup. It’s not spicy unless you use spicy chiles.
The first thing you’ll do is sauté your vegetables (carrots, celery, onion and garlic). Then you’ll add in the broth, bring it to boil and then turn down the heat and simmer. Canned chiles are added in too.
In a bowl, you’ll combine 1% milk (you can use 2%, whole or half and half as well), flour, salt and spices.
The milk mixture is added to the veggies and broth in the pot. The heat is turned up, and the soup is stirred until hot and bubbly and slightly thickened.
Turkey is then stirred into to the soup with corn cilantro and Monterey Jack cheese. Use shredded turkey breast for a lower calorie soup. Use dark meat, if you’d like. And you can certainly substitute chicken for the turkey to make a chicken soup instead.
TIP: If you do like things spicy, use pepper jack cheese instead of classic Monterey Jack.
And then you’ll end up with Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup!
Yes, this soup freezes well. Make your soup as directed, and then you can ladle your soup into a freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before heating up to serve.
I think you will find that this Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup is going to be a favorite soup recipe to make with leftover turkey. It has so much flavor, and it makes for a nice, light meal the day after eating a heavy holiday dinner. Enjoy!