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Smoked Turkey Soup

Our recipe for smoked turkey soup with white beans, veggies, and plenty of seasoning is a hearty and nutritious way to use leftover smoked turkey.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Simmer Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezer meal, leftovers, winter meals
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Megan | Easy Healthy Recipes


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 smoked turkey legs
  • 1 can Great Northern beans drained
  • 4 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked rice see Note


  • Sauté garlic and onion in oil over medium heat until translucent.
  • Add thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, carrots, and celery. Cook 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add meat from smoked turkey legs and cook 3-5 minutes.
    Smoked turkey meat on a white plate
  • Mix in beans. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
    Large pot with broth, smoked turkey, carrots, celery, and seasoning.
  • Boil 10 minutes. Cover with lid and simmer 45 minutes or longer. Serve with one cup of cooked rice.


  • If you don't eat rice, you can use sweet potato rice or cauliflower rice, or just omit this entirely. Skipping the rice makes this recipe very low carb!
  • Nutritional information shown below does not include rice.


Serving: 12ounces | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 1244mg | Potassium: 1287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5370IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 7mg | Net Carbs: 7g