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Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup. A quick, healthy, delicious and nutritious soup that makes the best of leftover turkey or chicken.

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup shown with buttermilk biscuits on the side

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

A tasty and healthy soup is a good thing on a day when fall is definitely in the air. This is particularly true in the days following Thanksgiving.

We all become just a little obsessed with the question of what to do with all those turkey leftovers. At our house, that is rarely an issue.

Sweet potato cut and diced on a cutting board. Stock photo

Sweet Potato is a delicious and nutritious choice for soups.

Over the years, turkey leftovers have become somewhat of a specialty here on Rock Recipes. We have published quite a number of delicious ideas to alleviate the leftover anxiety.

With recipes like Beer Battered Deep Fried Turkey, Baked Parmesan Turkey Rotini, Leftover Turkey Turnovers, Turkey Potato Cakes and several soups, we are never at a loss to use our turkey leftovers. And neither should you.

Take a look at our Collection of Best Leftover Turkey Recipes and You’ll soon see what I mean.

25 Outstanding Leftover Turkey Recipes image with title text for Pinterest.

Making turkey stock is never an option.

We always make turkey stock from the bones and leftover meat from a roast turkey dinner. And I mean ALWAYS!

The standard joke at our house when someone asks what’s the secret to your turkey gravy is to reply, “we are always a turkey ahead!”

It’s not really a joke at all, because once you become accustomed to this turkey stock making routine, you will never go back. Having pre-made stock to fortify the flavour of your gravy is a game changer.

That’s even more so the more you reduce the stock to intensify the flavour. That reduced stock really is the secret to the best gravy and to the best soups too.

I use the same oven method for making turkey stock as I do for chicken or beef stock.

How to make chicken stock or beef stock in the oven. How to save time & money while making the best stock for soup, stew and gravy.

How to make chicken stock in the oven.

We freeze our fat free finished stock in half litre plastic containers for later use in soups, stews and sauces. And of course, for the absolute best gravy when added to the pan drippings of the next roast turkey. 

An amazing nutritious turkey soup.

This soup makes good use of some of that stock along with some of the leftover turkey too. It’s a great way to stretch a recent roast turkey dinner into another economical meal.

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup close up photo of singe serving in a white bowl

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

This soup has a nicely flavoured, slightly spicy, stock scented with herbs and a little ginger. 

The quinoa is an excellent addition to this flavourful soup. It brings extra protein to the soup along with a host of nutrients, extra fibre and essential minerals.

Close up of quinoa seeds on a wooden spoon

Uncooked Quinoa Seeds

It’s a true nutritional wonder but you can always us Barley instead if quinoa if it is not available in your area. 

Like this Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup recipe?

You’ll find many more delicious soup ideas in our Soups Category and lots more leftover ideas in our Leftover Recipes Category.

 
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Originally published October 2011. Updated October 2019 to include nutritional information and a new print recipe page.
 
Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup close up photo of singe serving in a white bowl

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Turkey Quinoa Sweet Potato Soup. A quick, healthy, delicious and nutritious soup that makes the best of leftover turkey or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cups turkey stock
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika, (or smoked paprika)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped or  1 tbsp dry thyme
  • 2 tbsp dry summer savoury (or 1 tsp dry sage)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (or barley)
  • 2 lbs of diced leftover turkey
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced

Instructions

  1. To a large soup pot heat the olive oil over medium low heat.
  2. Cook over medium low heat until the onions have softened.
  3. Next add the turkey stock, grated ginger, pepper, salt chili powder, paprika, thyme, savoury, diced sweet potato and quinoa.
  4. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the leftover cooked turkey and red peppers. Cook only enough to reheat the turkey and be sure that the sweet potato pieces are fork tender.
  6. Buttermilk biscuits, fresh from the oven are very nice to serve with this delicious soup.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 322Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 104mgSodium 540mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 41g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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