This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Stir in broth, squash, thyme and cumin; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

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  • Add turkey and corn; return to a simmer and cook until the turkey is just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lime juice and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.1g 24% DV; sugars 6.8g; fat 2.7g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 30mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 12451.7IU 249% DV; vitamin c 52mg 87% DV; folate 85.5mcg 21% DV; calcium 83.8mg 8% DV; iron 3.5mg 19% DV; magnesium 64.1mg 23% DV; potassium 692.2mg 19% DV; sodium 550mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2011
So Yummy! This is my favorite recipe from Eating Well. Have made it often since it first came out in one of the magazines a couple of years ago! Pros: Smooth and savory Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey & it was A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I did not follow the recipe exactly because I had a bit more turkey squash broth & thyme leftover then it called for so I just through it all in! I increase the amount of the other things to make-up for the extra ingredients. I added a little cayenne pepper too which gave it even more of a kick! I would def make this again:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2011
great idea for turkey leftovers Excellent soup for the kids. Pros: Easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2012
Terrific This soup is terrific...I used turkey sausage (cut into 2in slices) and left over chicken breast...plus I had a bunch of butternut and cabbage from the garden...sooo yummy...the husband wants more!!! Pros: warm flavorful with a slight kick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this soup the other day with some leftover Christmas turkey. It was delicious! I added more turkey and squash than the recipe called for so it was more of a stew than a soup. I will cook this again really soon! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is the best soup I've ever made - pure happiness (my family acutally calls it happiness soup because of the bright and vibrant color and how good you feel after eating) I do like chicken a little better and use bone in chicken breast instead of turkey and sometimes instead of cumin (if I am out) will use curry with great results. Yummy!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This soup was wonderful. I did make a few changes the soup needed a bit more salt so I added 1/4 tsp more salt and I switched one cup of the frozen corn with one cup of frozen edamame. I also used 1 1/2 chopped jalapenos instead of red bell pepper but that's because I don't like red pepper. My husband added hot sauce to his second bowl and it was tasty as well. Delicious with rolls to sop up the juices and I included slices of lime to squeeze over as you ate it. Another winner from eatingwell! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2015
Great Flavors but... Yummy flavors - so good! BUT next time I will cook the turkey separate. I was nervous as to whether it was cooked and ended up over cooking it - easier to cook the turkey on its own. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was a yummy soup and a great way to use up some leftover Thanksgiving turkey! I made my own turkey stock and used that as the base and it was delicious and very filling. Read More