Turkey Taco Soup

Turkey Taco Soup: great recipe for leftover turkey! made in the Slow cooker!

I love soup. I especially love making soup in my slow-cooker. Come dinner time this warm, filling meal is ready with very little prep.

At Thanksgiving I cooked up a giant turkey and after our meal I put bags of this turkey in the freezer for future meals. Today, I used a bag of cooked turkey breast to make this soup. You can also use uncooked turkey breasts, or even chicken breasts (cooked or uncooked). You can also use a rotisserie chicken. Total flexibility here.

We served up this soup with easy Puff Pastry breadsticks.

And the leftovers, if you have any, are fantastic!!

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Turkey Taco Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: serves 6-8


  • 3-4 cup shredded turkey (or chicken)..or use raw turkey breasts
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 16 oz jar corn and black bean salsa
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 15oz can corn, drained
  • 15oz can creamed corn
  • 1 1/2 oz package taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. In a large slow-cooker, combine all ingredients except heavy cream. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Half an hour before serving, remove turkey, shred it, and return to pot. Stir in heavy cream.
  2. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla strips and guacamole. Enjoy!


**may substitute chicken breasts for turkey


22 Responses to “Turkey Taco Soup”

  1. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I love slow cooker meals where you just dump everything in and let it cook. This looks excellent. I love taco/mexican soups :)

  2. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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  3. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Yum! I love taco soup but haven’t thought of adding turkey or creamed corn. Sounds amazing and hearty!

  4. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Crock pot meals are the best!!!! I love just dumping it all in and having a yummy meal hours later without all the work:-) This sounds great for a cold day:-)

  5. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    It must be Mexican food day in blogland…I just posted a Mexican Chicken Soup for the crock pot on my blog today! Your taco soup sounds divine…I’m pinning it now :)

  6. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I love taco soup, there is just something about all the wonderful flavors! This looks delicious!

  7. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, we love taco soup in our house, but have never made it in a slow cooker! What a novel idea. Thanks opening up my eyes to a great week night dinner!

  8. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Aimee, this turkey soup looks to die for delicious! I love a good warm, hearty meal like this in the middle of winter. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful blog and I’m glad to have found it.

  9. posted Feb 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    WOW, this looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try it out. New fan, loving your blog!

  10. posted Feb 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I love soup… so good.

  11. posted Feb 16, 2012 at 2:31 am

    What a delicious looking soup!! I love that I can throw it in the slow cooker! Yum! :)

  12. posted Feb 16, 2012 at 2:48 am

    This sounds delicious. I love to visit here and I never leave empty handed. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  13. posted Feb 16, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Sounds easy enough. Love using my crock pot !

  14. posted Feb 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Sounds fantastic! I love mexican food and I love the crockpot! Bookmarking!!

  15. posted Feb 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This looks incredible! Perfect for a chilly winter night!

  16. posted Feb 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I will definitely have to try this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

  17. posted Feb 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Oh my this looks so yummy and creamy! I’m not usually a huge taco soup person, but this sounds enticing :)

  18. posted Feb 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What a great use for leftovers…looks like something my family would really love :)

  19. Anonymous
    posted Feb 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    We haven’t been to your blog in awhile. All looks good, but this soup looks a little like vomit. Probably tastes better though. Cheers T&J

  20. posted Feb 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Ty&Jaymie, nice..vomit? yes, it tastes much better!

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