Cooking at Home - Spicy Curry Turkey Soup

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Published Saturday, August 29, 2020


PICT RECIPE spicy curry turkey soup - USDA
Spicy curry turkey soup. Courtesy USDA

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

This turkey curry soup is a fun and flavorful dish to make with turkey dinner leftovers. You can use your leftover cranberry sauce to garnish the soup. A spoonful of cranberry sauce or chutney adds a cooling sweet, tangy flavor to balance the spicy curry.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups carrots (chopped)
  • 2 cups spinach (chopped)
  • 3 small red potatoes (diced)
  • 3 cups cooked turkey (skin removed, diced)
  • Optional garnish: cranberry sauce


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in flour, curry powder, and cinnamon and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour in chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits at the bottom of the pan.
  4. Bring to a simmer. Then add carrots, spinach, potatoes, and turkey.
  5. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low.
  6. Simmer (covered) for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve in bowls and garnish with a spoonful of cranberry sauce.

Source: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup of Sarah's Spicy Curry Turkey Soup



Total Calories


Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

3 g


56 mg


339 mg


26 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

5 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


26 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


75 mg


3 mg


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