Healthy Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup

white bowl of healthy turkey and wild rice soup with another bowl of soup in the background.

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This healthy leftover turkey wild rice soup is a creamy, delicious, hearty soup made with whole grain wild rice, leftover turkey, and no cream for a light but comforting meal made with Thanksgiving leftovers! (gluten-free, nut-free)




  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic, onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add wild rice, broth, turkey, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir and cover.
  3. Simmer 45 minutes or until rice is fully cooked. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Remove 1/3 cup broth from the soup and let cool slightly. Stir into the Greek yogurt.
  5. Pour yogurt mixture into soup, slowly, while stirring. This will prevent the yogurt from curdling.
  6. Serve immediately.


To make homemade broth from the turkey carcass:

Keywords: healthy turkey wild rice soup, leftover turkey wild rice soup, turkey wild rice soup without cream

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