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wild rice and leftover turkey soup in a teal ceramic stoneware bowl with dinner rolls and pumpkins behind it and spoons sitting to the left

Wild Rice and Leftover Turkey Soup

Transform your leftovers into an easy Wild Rice and Leftover Turkey Soup! Savory, delicious and filling this is an easy soup to make with holiday leftovers!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Wild Rice Turkey Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Souper Chef Deb from Bowl Me Over


  • 2 cups leftover turkey diced
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • ½ onion diced
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp pepper


  • Dice the vegetables and turkey - white meat or dark meat, use your favorite!
  • Heat a large stock pot on medium heat, add the butter and olive oil. When hot and bubbly add all of the vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add the wild rice and seasoning, mix to combine and saute for a minute or two.
  • Next, add the chicken stock and water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cover.
  • Cook according to package directions for the rice - usually about 45 minutes
  • Optional - Finish with a squeeze of lemon and minced parsley to brighten the flavors of this easy soup!