Our family loves soup, like extremely loves soup. We have about 6 big tubs in the freezer of butternut squash soup ready to go whenever we need.
This recipe is inspired by Thanksgiving, Christmas and Bacon! Our mom always goes overboard, and we end up having a lot of leftovers we can use for different recipes. This one will definitely be quick, easy and you can even make ahead the night before if you don’t feel like cooking on boxing day. Just add in the turkey to the broth mixture you pre-make and you’re good to go!
Our conversation about this recipe went something like this:
Danny: Mom wants to do American Thanksgiving.
Steph: But we’re not American.
D: I know, but mom wants a turkey.
S: Dad must love that.
D: Oh yeah, he’s going crazy! But this turkey is massive!
S: Just make something with the leftovers.
D: I’m really into bacon this week, can it have bacon in it?
S: Sure, just don’t tell mom.
Lots of leftovers from American Thanksgiving and Danny’s obsession with bacon. It’s warm, hearty and not overly heavy. Perfect to have on boxing day or any time you have turkey leftovers!
- 2 boxes (1,800ml) of non-salted chicken broth (we used Campbell's)
- 6 strips of bacon
- 1 small red onion chopped into thin cube pieces
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 3 - 4 cups of left over turkey (white or dark)
- 2 celery ribs
- 2 carrots roughly chopped into small pieces
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped into cubes
- 1½ tsp of fresh thyme
- 1½ tsp rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- Chop the strips of bacon into thin cubes and places in a large pot on medium heat. Cook the bacon down until brown on both sides and almost crisp.
- Add chopped onion and garlic and cook down until onions are translucent.
- Add chopped celery and carrots, let cook for 5 minutes.
- Add potatoes, chicken broth, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper.
- Bring to a boil until you can stick a fork through the potatoes and it goes through easily.
- Add leftover turkey and bring to a simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.
- Serve and Enjoy! Make sure not to eat the bay leaf!