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tortilla soup with tortilla strips

Easy Turkey Tortilla Soup

A quick and easy tortilla soup you can add leftover turkey (or other protein) to!
5 from 47 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • large saucepot or dutch oven


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups leftover turkey, cut into small pieces
  • 3-4 cups turkey broth (you can also use chicken or vegetable)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed (you can also use pinto)
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • shredded cheese
  • avocado slices
  • tortilla strips or chips
  • sour cream
  • sliced black olives
  • sliced green onions


  • Add the olive oil and onions to the saucepot over med-high heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking for another minute. Add the turkey pieces and stir everything together.
  • Add the broth, beans, chilies, tomatoes, tomato paste, chipotle, chile powder, and cumin and continue to stir everything together. Taste for salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer and allow the flavor to cook together for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly before serving. Serve with the suggested garnishes or choose your favorite. Enjoy!

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