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Keto Leftover Turkey Soup

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When the feast is over and you’ve got a bunch of bones and good turkey meat to use up, the BEST and tastiest thing to make is keto leftover Turkey Soup. I’m going to show you my best and favorite turkey soup recipe, so read on!

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This leftover turkey soup recipe is LOADED with vegetables. With high fiber kale, a delicious turkey stock, and loads of flavor, not only is this turkey vegetable soup delicious, it’s loaded with keto-friendly nutrition.

Ready to eat? Read on and see how to make this amazing keto leftover Turkey Soup!

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What You Need To Make Keto Leftover Turkey Soup

Ingredients to Make Homemade Turkey Vegetable Soup

  • Turkey stock – I use the turkey carcass to make a big batch of turkey stock or you can buy it
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Carrot
  • Leftover turkey
  • Thyme
  • Pink salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil

How to Make Turkey Soup From Leftovers

Once you’ve got your turkey stock or broth, making the soup is as simple as building flavors.

  1. Sautee the onion and celery in your soup pot with a touch of cooking oil.
  2. Add the turkey stock, thyme, carrots, and kale. Cook about 20 minutes until the kale is soft.
  3. Add the leftover turkey meat and zucchini and heat through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and serve!
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Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Fresh kale is terrific in this recipe but frozen will work, too, or use spinach.
  • If you’re not using baby kale, you’ll need to remove the tough stem from the kale and roughly chop it, after washing it.
  • Simmer this soup uncovered to help the flavors condense.
  • Both white and dark turkey meat work great in this soup – use what you’ve got!

Is This Keto Leftover Turkey Soup Freezer Friendly?

A big YES! In fact, if I’ve cooked a turkey in the last few months, you can bet I’ve got this turkey soup recipe frozen in my freezer.

To freeze it, thoroughly chill the soup overnight in the fridge. Then, fill freezer-safe containers with the soup and store for up to three months.

My favorite way to thaw soup is in a pot on the stove. Over medium low heat, let the frozen soup melt and then heat up.

Or, plan ahead and take it out of the freezer and pop it into the fridge the night before.

Is leftover turkey soup keto?

Yes! Loaded with veggies, leftover turkey, and a great broth, there’s tons of fiber from the kale and it is very low in net carbs.

How long does it take to make homemade turkey soup?

It only takes about 40 minutes, from start to finish, if you’ve got the turkey broth ready to go.

What vegetables can you add to leftover turkey soup?

To keep it keto, add spinach, turnips, kale, zucchini, radish, celery, and swiss chard, and go easy on the carrots and onions.

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And if you need to nibble on something crunchy with your soup, check out these crispy keto Chaffle Chips!

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Leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup

Filled with lots of keto friendly veggies, tender turkey, and an amazing broth, this keto leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup is the one to look forward to this year!
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 cups
Calories 217kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 8 cups turkey broth
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced
  • 4 cups kale stem removed and chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 3 cups turkey diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a large soup pot, sautee the onion and celery in about 2 tbsp of cooking oil or butter. Cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the diced carrot, chopped kale, and turkey broth to the onion and celery mixture. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add the diced turkey and zucchini to the pot. Add the thyme and season with salt and pepper. Simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 11/2 cups | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 460mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Net Carbohydrates: 7g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Love keto recipes? These keto soups & chowders are pretty darn delicious, and if you’re a veggie lover, Crack Cauliflower is a must-try. Meaty favorites include a hearty Tex-Mex casserole, a saucy sausage dish, and for lunch, a beefy beef chaffwich.

By Chef Jenn

4 thoughts on “Keto Leftover Turkey Soup”

  1. We always have tons of turkey leftover after Thanksgiving, so I can’t wait to use it to make this delicious looking soup!


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