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Turkey Stew Soup Recipe

Updated on April 3, 2013

Italian Turkey Stew - Soup

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Turkey Stew using left over turkey

I love this dish and created it myself. It is an Italian Turkey Soup or stew that is a wonderful family dish to serve. Perfect for those leftovers after Thanks Giving.

If you want to serve it any other time of year, purchase a split turkey breast and cook with celery, onion and turkey seasonings. A small cooking bag in the oven is better to maintain the juices and use the juices in this recipe; incorporating into the gravy.

Fall and winter dishes with ingredients like turkey meat and beans offer hardiness. Adding crackers or garlic covered bisuits or rolls, garnish the dinner and is the only side needed with this soup.

This is a much healthier, lower carbohydrate dish because it doesn't contain potatoes. My daughter normally avoids beans, she eats them in this dish!

Turkey Stew Pictures

This is the thick hardy turkey stew ready to serve.
This is the thick hardy turkey stew ready to serve. | Source
Ingredients for turkey stew with split turkey breast (when left over turkey meat is not available)
Ingredients for turkey stew with split turkey breast (when left over turkey meat is not available)
Add some pillsbury biscuits, brush with melted butter and sprinkle Garlic powder on top. Bake 450 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Dip in the stew.
Add some pillsbury biscuits, brush with melted butter and sprinkle Garlic powder on top. Bake 450 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Dip in the stew.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients for Stew

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, For the skillet
  • 2 Celery Stalks, Chopped
  • 1 Carrot, I prefer baby carrots, use 12-15
  • 1 small onion, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can 14 1/2 ounces Diced Tomatoes, No salt if you can to reduce sodium
  • 1 can or 1 cup real Turkey Gravy
  • 1/8 cup Basil fresh leaves, or 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Bay Leaf, and 1 small sprig Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, are a few sprigs of fresh
  • 2 to 2/12 pounds Leftover Turkey or Split Turkey Breast
  • 1 can 15 ounces Navy Beans or Great Northern White Beans, Any white beans
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp celery salt, for the turkey before baking and in the skillet

Prepare and cook this thick hardy soup

  1. If you have leftover turkey meat, chop it into bite sized pieces. If not, you will prepare the split turkey breast and bake it in the oven. Use a meat thermometer if you can to ensure it rises above 180 degrees internal temperature.
  2. Split turkey breast, set oven to 350 degrees. The package pictured is close to 2 and 1/2 pounds and baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rub olive oil to coat the turkey lightly. Season with Turkey seasoning and pepper. Sprinkle a tiny amount of celery salt over the meat. Add 1/4 of onion and a stalk of celery in half inside the small turkey bag, close and place in the oven.
  3. Chop the celery, carrot and the rest of the onion.
  4. Heat the skillet with 1 Tbls olive oil on medium heat.
  5. In the skillet, add the celery, carrot and onions. Saute 5-7 minutes till the onions look more clear.
  6. Add the can of tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper, rosemary, thyme and single bay leaf. Stir to mix well.
  7. Add the cooked chopped turkey meat and stir into the mix. Add the can of white beans and can of turkey gravey, plus any fresh gravy from the turkey (if you cooked the split turkey and used juices to make gravy from it)
  8. Add more seasoning if needed, you can add a little celery salt as an optional seasoning. Reduce heat to medium low, leave uncovered and cook 10 minutes.
  9. It is ready to serve in bowls with rolls, oyster crackers or the garlic biscuits. Whichever you prefer.

Turkey Stew Video Recipe. Easy Family Recipe

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thanks Peggy. This is one of the best food creations of mine. I love it and hope you enjoy it too.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I love buying turkeys when they are on sale and freezing them for further use. Your turkey stew sounds like a good use for some of the one that I need to thaw and use. I also love making turkey soups and other creations. Thanks for giving us your recipe. Up, useful and interesting votes.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Yes, it sure can and chicken broth. It is one of my favorite dishes. Thank you rajan jolly.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Great recipe to make with leftover turkey. I hope the stew can be made with chicken as well. Thanks for sharing . Voted up and interesting.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      It is awesome, one of my favorite dishes. It is lower on the cost with leftovers compared to buying turkey meat outside of holidays.

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      Mom Kat 5 years ago from USA

      Oh my goodness this looks so honking delicious! I can't wait to try it!

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you belleboy. I do a combo of leftover dishes. That Betty Crocker pot pie recipe is awesome too. I am trying a Turkey in the electric smoker soon, but that recipe will show up on my food blog instead of on hubpages. I am going to retry this stew with that smoked turkey.

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      belleboy 5 years ago

      This look delicious bridalletter! What an excellent way to use leftover turkey. Any recipe that encourages the use of leftovers (which is an excellent way to save money, BTW), is an A+ in my book. Starting this year, no more turkey sandwiches for me the day after Thanksgiving!

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you, the leftovers will go fast too.

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      Lanie Robinson 5 years ago from Canada

      Stew and soup of all kinds are my favorite foods. I will definitely give this one a try. The picture looks good enough to eat.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      It is so good. The kids love it and leftovers disappear fast!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is an interesting stew, never tried it with turkey before. Thanks for the share.