Curry and Turkey

The leftovers in the fridge are ridiculous. So, last night I attempted to remedy that. I have become a huge fan of just experimenting in the kitchen, so I surf the net on a regular basis to find recipes for items we already have lying around. Reason number 4,785 why I love the internet; new recipes with items already in the fridge. With a lot of turkey on hand and a cold, rainy night outside, soup sounded like a good idea. This is what I found:

Curried Turkey Soup

  • 1 (10 ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups red potatoes, unpeeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup carrot, peeled and diagonally sliced
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
Disclaimer: My soup wasn't quite this pretty...


Prep Time: 10 mins 

Total Time: 50 mins

  1. 1Remove stems from spinach; wash leaves thoroughly, pat dry. Set aside.
  2. 2In a large Dutch oven, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Add flour and curry powder, stirring until smooth. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth, stirring until blended.
  3. 3Add potato, carrots, celery, parsley, and sage; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in spinach, turkey, half and half, salt, and pepper; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust spices to taste before serving.

Very yummy, but pay attention to the spices as you are cooking. Mine was a little bland and needed more salt. Just taste and test as you go. Enjoy!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Wright says:

    Ha! I cooked leftover turkey soup last night as well! I have warming up things with my new love of curry over the past few months, and this sounds (and looks) fantastic! Here is a copy of the recipe I made last night…mmmmm!

    Jerk Turkey Slow Cooker Soup

    p.s. I used a bit more stock to make it more like soup. This comes out a little “stoop” as Rachel Ray would say :)


  2. Theresa Garcia says:

    I LOVE it! I also love slow cooker recipes for days when I know I am going to be hard pressed to come home and actually cook. I’m going to try your recipe because heaven knows I have more turkey.


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