Now that Thanksgiving is over, are you on the hunt for recipes to use up your leftovers? As our family grows, the leftover amount seems to dwindle but I always seem to have a little which works well for this recipe. I’m partnering up with Good Cook and all their Good Cook Kitchen Expert bloggers to bring you 101 recipes to use up those Thanksgiving meal leftovers. And what better way to start off using the leftovers that you just spend a day cooking then with a really simple and easy soup recipe? Sound good? Great!
This is one of our favorite ways to use up leftover turkey or chicken, if you don’t cook a big bird. If you’re cooking a chicken in water, just use the broth from that. If you’re adding in already cooked turkey or chicken, you’ll need some broth.
These measurements are approximates because, well, we are using leftovers after all. Oh and if you have a Fat Separator, you’ll want to use it if you’re making your own broth. Good Cook sent me one of theirs in preparation for Thanksgiving and I love it. Easy to use and a great way to reduce the fat in the broth without waiting for it to chill and scooping it off that way.
- 2 cups turkey or chicken (or more if you have it)
- 2 cups veggies, green beans, peas, corn or mixed veggies
- 1.5 cups uncooked rice
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 onion
- 32 oz chicken stock/broth
- 6-8 cups water
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a large stock pot and simmer until rice is cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
See? Super easy. Who wants to be slaving away in the kitchen after all that holiday cooking?!?! Below are some other great ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.
What’s your favorite way to use Thanksgiving leftovers?