Leftover Turkey And Orzo Soup

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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 6-8

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  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 4 celery ribs, preferably close to the heart of the stalk, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 3 cups shredded leftover turkey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Step 1

    In a large pot on medium heat, add diced vegetables along with the olive oil and sauté for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Then add the broth and dry pasta. Bring the soup to a simmer and then allow it to cook for about 10 minutes. Add in cooked turkey and cook for about 5-7 minutes more. Test the orzo pasta for doneness before turning off the heat. Add in the lemon juice and fresh parsley. Stir to combine. Serve in soup bowls and enjoy!