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Keto Turkey Soup

There’s no better way to use up leftover turkey than a homemade Keto Turkey Soup! Packed with nutrients including healthy fats, it’s perfect for battling the Keto flu or when you need a hot bowl of comfort.

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What’s the best part about turkey dinner? Turkey Soup of course! I am generally always more excited about leftover turkey than the actual turkey dinner.

I just love turkey soup! The flavour packed broth and chunks of juicy turkey is a personal favourite. In this Keto Turkey Soup recipe, we replace the traditional potatoes with turnips – you’ll be shocked how similar they taste! I hope you love it as much as we do!

Why it works

  1. Jam packed with nutrients including healthy fats, this Keto Turkey Soup is nutritious and perfect to battle the Keto flu.
  2. The best way to use up leftovers from a big turkey dinner, make a stock from the carcass and add any leftover gravy, turkey or vegetables to the soup!
  3. Loaded with flavour, this Keto Turkey Soup is comfort food in a bowl. Make a double batch and then freeze the leftovers in single serve portions for later!

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this Keto Turkey Soup recipe.

How to make Keto Turkey Broth

I hope you haven’t tossed your turkey carcass because that is essential to making Keto Turkey Broth! It’s so easy to make turkey broth, and many ways to do so.

The easiest way to make turkey broth is to simply toss the leftover carcass in a big pot of water, bring it to a boil and simmer for a few hours, until the broth has a beautiful golden colour. Strain everything out and you’ve got yourself a tasty Keto Turkey Broth!

To add even more flavour– Heat a big pot with oil and fry up some onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Add the carcass and continue to fry until the carcass has some colour. Deglaze the pot by adding about 1 cup of water and scrubbing all of the blackened bits from the bottom of the pot. Fill the pot with water, bring to a boil and then continue to simmer for a few hours. Strain everything out and you’ve got yourself a tasty Keto Turkey Broth!

A white bowl filled with Keto Turkey Soup, with a spoon resting on the side.

How to make Keto Turkey Soup

Heat the oil in a soup pot on medium high heat. Dice the onion and celery and add them to the pot. Mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. Peel the carrots and turnips, chop the carrots into thin slices and the turnips into 1/2″ cubes.

Cook the onions and celery until the onion is translucent and celery is soft. Stir in the garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute, then stir in the turnips, carrots, thyme and black pepper.

Soup pot with fried onions, celery and carrots and turnips tossed in.

Chop the turkey into bite sized pieces and add it to the pot. Pour in the broth and bring the Keto Turkey Soup to a boil, reduce the heat to a heavy simmer and continue to cook until the turnips are fork tender, about 20 minutes.

Season with salt to taste and then serve hot with freshly minced parsley.

Soup pot filled with the finished Keto Turkey Soup.

Pair your soup with these Keto side dishes:

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A white bowl filled with Keto Turkey Soup, with a spoon resting on the side. Another bowl of soup is beside it.

Keto Turkey Soup

Packed with healthy fats, this Keto Turkey Soup is perfect for using up leftovers, battling the Keto flu or enjoying comfort in a bowl.
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 bowls
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 4 small turnips about ¾ lb
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cups cooked turkey about 1 lb
  • 10 cups turkey broth *see note 1
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

Equipment Needed

  • Soup pot
  • Cutting board & Knife

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a soup pot on medium high heat. Dice the onion and celery and add them to the pot. Mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. Peel the carrots and turnips, chop the carrots into thin slices and the turnips into 1/2" cubes.
  • Cook the onions and celery until the onion is translucent and celery is soft. Stir in the garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute, then stir in the turnips, carrots, thyme and black pepper.
  • Chop the turkey into bite sized pieces and add it to the pot. Pour in the broth and bring the Keto Turkey Soup to a boil, reduce the heat to a heavy simmer and continue to cook until the turnips are fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt to taste and then serve hot with freshly minced parsley.

Notes

  1. Learn how to make your own Keto Turkey Broth from a leftover turkey carcass below.
  2. Do you have leftover Keto Gravy, Mashed Cauliflower or vegetables from a big turkey dinner? Toss those in this Keto Turkey Soup as well!
  3. Pack up any leftovers into single sized portions and freeze for later!
 

How to make Keto Turkey Broth

I hope you haven’t tossed your turkey carcass because that is essential to making Keto Turkey Broth! It’s so easy to make turkey broth, and many ways to do so.
The easiest way to make turkey broth is to simply toss the leftover carcass in a big pot of water, bring it to a boil and simmer for a few hours, until the broth has a beautiful golden colour. Strain everything out and you’ve got yourself a tasty Keto Turkey Broth!
To add even more flavour– Heat a big pot with oil and fry up some onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Add the carcass and continue to fry until the carcass has some colour. Deglaze the pot by adding about 2 cups of water and scrubbing all of the blackened bits from the bottom of the pot. Fill the pot with water, bring to a boil and then continue to simmer for a few hours. Strain everything out and you’ve got yourself a tasty Keto Turkey Broth!
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct the fibre from the total carbs to get 4.2 g net carbs per bowl, if the whole recipe was divided into 6 bowls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 177.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5.8g | Sodium: 599mg | Fiber: 2g | Net Carbs: 4.2g
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This homemade Keto Turkey Soup we over so well for a few of my friends who follow the Keto plan. It really had such a wonderful flavor!!! Bookmarking this homemade Keto Turkey Soup to make again!

  2. 5 stars
    Made your turkey soup yesterday and it was terrific. Started with the broth, had tons of leftovers and had saved the carcass. The soup is delicious. We are not keto but we are mindful of what we eat, especially after a thanksgiving feast. Your soup was comforting, very tasty and healthy. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Your Keto Turkey Soup looks so delicious and filling, I think I will make a batch using my leftovers! Thank you for sharing.

  4. 5 stars
    Turkey soup is something I always look forward to making after a big turkey dinner, and I love that you used turnips! It looks delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    I know what I’m making with my leftover turkey and I can’t wait! This looks delicious and love how it’s Keto too!

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