Easy Turkey Taco Soup

Easy Turkey Taco Soup from EatinontheCHeap.com. Great for turkey leftovers!

Time is a precious commodity at our house and squeezing in quality time at the holidays is a juggling act that I stink at. The phone is always ringing and there is always some place we have to be in an hour. My grand plans for cute little homemade gifts for everyone who has touched our lives during the year turns into me throwing a sad stack of cookies into a brown paper sack and delivering them with an apologetic smile. Shopping is done online, at night, in the only corner of the house that gets cell service. Showering becomes an afterthought and the house becomes a warzone. Time becomes a gift that I guard like a hungry dog with a fresh plate of food; wild-eyed and a ready to launch on anyone who tries to take it away.

With this severe lack of time, dinner suffers. As we eat the big Thanksgiving dinner for the fourth time this week, we all crave something a little different, preferably something warm and comforting. So, as I shred the last remnants of turkey from the carcass the last thing I want is a turkey soup with more carrots, celery and onion. I want some soup with spice! Of course my kids won’t eat this (way too many beans for their liking), but most normal children would enjoy some taco flavor with the last vestiges of the holiday bird. And it’s super-fast, affording the cook a few extra minutes to enjoy the season…or maybe, to grab a quick shower.

Easy Turkey Taco Soup from EatinontheCHeap.com. Great for turkey leftovers!
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Easy Turkey Taco Soup

This soup can easily be thrown in the crock pot to be ready after a long day. Just add everything, except the turkey, to the crock and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Stir the turkey in and warm through before serving.
Course soup
Cuisine soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 302 kcal
Author jodiemo


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 – 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 – 15 oz. can red kidney beans undrained
  • 1 – 15 oz. can black beans undrained
  • 1 -15 oz. can chili beans undrained
  • 1- 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies , undrained
  • 1- 14.5 oz. can sweet corn drained
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
  • ½ cup tomato juice
  • Diced avocado for topping
  • Chopped cilantro for topping


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and then add the onion. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions begin to soften. Add in the diced green chilies and cook for another couple of minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and oregano and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the beans, corn, turkey and tomato juice. Let simmer for 20 minutes until the turkey is warmed through and the flavors have melded. Top with diced avocado and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Turkey Taco Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 837mg 35%
Potassium 752mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 18.3%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 22.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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