Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup in gray bowls with fall leaves in the background on an orange placemat

Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup

Go from basic leftover turkey to a delicious new meal with this Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup, using your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

5 from 2 votes
Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup in gray bowls with fall leaves in the background on an orange placemat
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Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time14 hrs
Total Time14 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 7
Calories: 186kcal


For the broth:

  • Turkey carcass and any other additional turkey bones
  • 9 cups (2.13 L) water
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) granulated chicken bouillon or paste (read label carefully for MSG and gluten; I like the Better than Bouillon brand)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large yellow onion , peeled and finely diced

For the soup:

  • 2 cups (260 g) peeled and diced sweet potato
  • 2 cups (280 g) diced cooked turkey meat
  • 1 (28-ounce/939 milliliter) can diced or stewed Italian style tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) oregano
  • 1 teaspoon (2.4 g) coriander
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) chili powder
  • 1 (15-ounce/432-gram) can corn (with juice)
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic or 1 teaspoon (3 g) garlic powder


  • Place all the ingredients needed for the broth into a large slow cooker insert or stock pot on the stovetop. If you happen to have a soup sock, or a large piece of cheesecloth, you can put the bones into it, but if you don’t have easy access to either of those items, it isn’t necessary. Cover, and simmer on low heat for 3 hours on the stovetop, or 8 hours on a low setting of a slow cooker.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, uncover, and let cool to room temperature. Remove any bones from the broth.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot of broth. Slow cook on low for 6-7 hours, or simmer on low on the stovetop for about 2 hours. Your soup is finished when the sweet potatoes have reached desired tenderness and the flavors have melded.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 696mg29%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 6103IU122%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sweet Potato & Leftover Turkey Soup in bowls on an orange placemat with tomatoes and pumpkins in the background

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Tags: Leftovers Slow Cooker Soup Stephanie O'Dea Sweet Potatoes Turkey
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