Best-Ever Leftover Turkey Soup
Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Thanksgiving leftovers have inspired countless recipes and strategies to make the most of them. The Best-Ever Leftover Turkey Soup approaches this delicious dilemma in a novel way: instead of a heavy sandwich, it transforms the leftovers into a refreshing, reinvigorating soup. Steaming with savory, herby flavors, the Best-Ever Leftover Turkey Soup is an ocean of juicy turkey and tender orzo pasta. Light, bright, and festive, this soup simmers with the warmth of the holidays!
In a large dutch oven on the stove-top over medium heat, heat the olive oil.
Add in the carrots, celery, onion, and green beans and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 7 minutes.
Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the raw flour smell disappears, about 2 minutes.
Slowly stir in the chicken stock, rosemary, salt, thyme, oregano, and black pepper.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Once boiling, add in the orzo.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the orzo is tender, about 8-10 minutes.
Stir in the turkey, spinach, and lemon juice and cook until the spinach wilts, about 1 minute.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.