Wondering what to do with your leftover turkey this year? Then you need to try this delicious turkey and tortellini soup recipe ideal for using it up. We tried this for the first time last year and the kids loved it. I also found it really easy to make and the kids loved the cheesy tortellini with it. So if you too are looking for new recipes to try with your leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey then you have to try these Turkey and Tortellini Soup recipe this year.
How to Shred your Turkey!
One of the questions we are often asked is how we go about shredding the turkey for our leftover turkey recipes. It’s really easy to do and although you can do it by hand with a couple of forks the simplest way is with your food mixer.
Put your cooked turkey in the bowl and then with the beater in place shred the turkey for about 30 seconds until you have the consistency that you like. It can then be used to create some of the recipes like this cheesy tortellini turkey soup or the others shared below the recipe.
Leftover Turkey Soup with Tortellini
Once you have your shredded turkey (the easy way) it’s time to use it in this turkey soup. The turkey stock could be made with your leftover turkey carcass if you are feeling up to it. If not then some can be made up from a stock cube easily.
We’ve used cheese tortellini in this recipe as it’s our favourite, but you could use your own favourite filling of tortellini. Just follow the instructions for cooking it but as a rough guide the best way to check that it is done is when it floats to the top of the soup.
Other Recipes to Cook with your Leftover Turkey
Looking for more recipes to use up your leftover turkey then check these ones below.
- Turkey and Cranberry Cheese Sliders
- Leftover Turkey Pasta Bake
- Leftover Turkey and Stuffing with Green Bean Casserole
- Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos