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Curried Turkey Soup

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Use up your turkey leftovers in this soup. Or try a vegan alternative.

Recipe based on one from Simply Recipes. Photo from Pixabay.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped (or swap for your chopped leftover veg)
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped (or swap for your chopped leftover veg)
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 800ml of chicken or turkey stock
  • 3 tbsp white rice
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • chopped cooked turkey meat
  • 3 tablespoons cream


1.     Heat the butter in a large saucepan, on medium high heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots. (If you are using leftover veg, add with the turkey as in step 4, but onions need to go in now.) Cook for 5 minutes until just starting to soften. Add the bay leaves. Add the curry powder and mix to coat.

2.     Add the stock and water to the pan. Add the salt. Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.

3.     Add the rice and the chopped apples to the soup. Return to a simmer on high heat, then lower the heat to maintain a low simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.

4.     Add the turkey.  Heat for 5 minutes more. Then stir in the cream.

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