posted by Kalyn Denny on November 21, 2020
I love making turkey stock and then turkey soup when Thanksgiving is over, and here are my favorite Low-Carb and Keto Turkey Soup Recipes. And remember you can use leftover turkey in any soup recipe that uses diced chicken (and vice-versa!)
I know you don’t have any leftover turkey yet! But one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is simmering the turkey carcass with veggies and some Penzey’s Turkey Soup Base to make homemade turkey stock, and then turning that stock into delicious turkey soup! Your house will smell amazing while the turkey stock simmers, and low-carb turkey soup is perfect to make on the day after Thanksgiving, so I’m reminding you of these turkey soup options so you can plan ahead.
And any soup recipe made with chicken or ground turkey can also be made with leftover turkey too, so I’m including some of those in this collection of favorite soups. For the recipes that use chicken, just switch that out for leftover turkey (and turkey stock if you have it.) For the soups with ground turkey, check the recipe to see how to substitute. But whichever recipe you choose, I hope you’ll make some turkey soup as part of your Thanksgiving activities this year! (And if soup is not your jam, there are more leftover turkey ideas after the soup photos!)
The soup I’ve been making and loving the last few Thanksgiving is this amazing Low-Carb Turkey Soup with Zucchini Noodles! Trust me when I say you’ll be amazed at how delicious this soup is!
Ground Turkey Soup with Mushrooms and Spinach is a long-time favorite soup on the blog that was updated to be made with cauliflower rice. There are instructions in the recipe for making this with leftover turkey.
Instant Pot Low-Carb Chicken Tomatillo Soup is a really delicious soup made with chicken; just substitute diced turkey for the chicken to make this for an after-Thanksgiving soup.
This Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage is a low-carb ground turkey soup with cauliflower rice that has traditional turkey-soup flavors; see notes in the recipe for how to make this with leftover turkey!
Turkey, Mushroom, and Zucchini Noodle Soup is another tasty idea for a turkey soup made with zucchini noodles. This recipe uses ground turkey, but see notes in the recipe if you’d like to substitute leftover turkey.
Chicken Soup with Collards and Lemon is a tasty soup made with diced chicken, so just substitute leftover turkey for the chicken and you’re good to go on this one. And if you haven’t tried collard greens in soup, they are so tasty!
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup has a lot of fans. This is a soup that starts with raw chicken that’s cooked in the Instant Pot and shredded apart. But see the notes in the post about how to substitute leftover turkey in this tasty soup. We made tortilla strips with low-carb tortillas, but they’re totally optional.
Slow Cooker Turkey Soup with Spinach and Lemon has been one of my all-time favorite turkey soups to make with leftover turkey, and I also like using the slow cooker to get those great turkey soup smells filling up my house. The original recipe used whole wheat orzo, but there are instructions for replacing that with cauliflower rice to make a low-carb soup.
Coconut-Lime Turkey and Rice Soup is a really old recipe, but it’s also one of the most unique turkey soups I’ve ever made and absolutely delicious! The recipe has info about how to switch out the brown rice for cauliflower rice to make this a low-carb soup!
Want MORE Ideas for using Leftover Turkey or Chicken?
Check out Low-Carb and Keto Recipes for Leftover Turkey or Chicken to see turkey and chicken casseroles and salads; these are all really low in carbs! And if you’re splurging on carbs a bit more, there’s also a collection of delicious Healthy Recipes for Leftover Turkey or Chicken on the blog; those recipes are a bit higher in carbs.