This Tuscan Turkey Soup is the perfect leftover turkey soup recipe. It’s packed with hearty vegetables, leftover turkey meat, a delicious broth, and made completely in the Instant Pot.
Best Leftover Turkey Soup
Got Thanksgiving leftovers? Us too! That’s why we’ve come up with a super simple way to use up all of your leftover turkey from the big day.
This leftover turkey soup recipe is made with leftover turkey meat, tons of veggies, farro, and Tuscan spices making it the perfect soup to eat all weekend long.
Turkey Meat: obviously the star of the show here is leftover Thanksgiving turkey! You can use either white or dark meat and you’ll need about 3 cups, shredded.
Veggies: what is soup without all the veg! This recipe is packed full of some of my favorite vegetables. Here’s what you need:
- white northern beans
Farro: Farro is our grain of choice for this leftover turkey soup and I can’t wait for you to try it. Typically farro takes forever to make on the stovetop, but in the Instant Pot, all you need is 10 minutes!
Spices/Broth: Chicken broth, Italian seasoning, garlic, and bay leaf is what gives this recipe a Tuscan flare.
#1 secret ingredient for soup
VINEGAR –> white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, any kind of vinegar is going to give your soup that bit of zing that brings out all of the delicious flavors. A little goes a long way!
PS: if you’re a spice person, try adding a vinegar-based hot sauce instead of actual vinegar.
How to Make Turkey Soup from Leftovers
This turkey soup from Thanksgiving leftovers doesn’t get any easier than 3 steps. Check it:
Step 1: Cook Farro in the Instant Pot
Since farro takes a bit longer to cook than the veggies in this turkey soup recipe, that’s the first thing you’ll do. Place uncooked farro and water into your Instant Pot and cook on high for 10 minutes.
10 minutes will get your farro al dente. But, don’t worry! You’ll be adding a few more minutes onto that cooktime with the rest of the ingredients.
Step 2: Chop & Measure
While your farro is cooking in the Instant Pot, now is a good time to chop your veggies and measure out the rest of the ingredients.
Tip: make sure that all of your veggies are bite-sized and around the same size so that they cook evenly!
Step 3: Add Remaining Ingredients and Pressure Cook
Next, add the rest of your ingredients (minus the leftover turkey) to the Instant Pot and cook on high for 2 minutes. Once the timer goes off, quick release and let the steam pour out.
Add in leftover shredded turkey, and voila! That’s seriously it. And now you have the most delicious leftover turkey vegetable soup your tummy has ever experienced.
Your Instant Pot will take around 20 minutes to build up enough pressure to start counting down from 2 minutes. This is completely normal!