30 Minute Leftover Turkey and Hatch Chile White Chili Soup

I am in love with the simplicity of this quick and easy leftover turkey and hatch chile white chili soup! Change it up with garbanzo beans instead of pinto beans for a fun new flavor.

Two bowls of turkey and hatch chile white chili soup on a cutting board

Are you ready for a quick and easy way to use up that leftover turkey?

My quick and easy leftover turkey soup recipe is full of roasted hatch chiles and corn.

Thanksgiving is past and I am curious how many of you still have some leftover turkey in your refrigerator. Every year we travel to the North Bay Area to spend the holiday with family. We love to visit, but there are no leftovers.

No extra roasted turkey to eat for days after Thanksgiving!!

My son, who is always growing, could probably eat a whole turkey in one sitting. He is the reason I make a turkey a few days after Thanksgiving. He loves this tradition, and it is a great excuse to enjoy a delicious family meal.

This year when we went up to our family’s home, we brought Wente Vineyards with us. I was really excited how well Wente’s Morning Fog Chardonnay went with turkey! (And Wente makes such a great hostess gift!)

A bottle of Wente Chardonnay with a bowl of turkey and hatch chile white chili soup

Morning Fog Chardonnay was a delightful surprise to me. This white wine was very fruit forward and had very minimal oak flavors. You can taste hints of grapefruit, making this wine very refreshing. Not only was this wine perfect for our Thanksgiving, but it was also a great pairing to this white chili recipe that I made.

Close up of a bowl of turkey and hatch chile white chili soup

How to make turkey soup

In a pot, saute onion and hatch chiles. Add turkey, broth, garbanzo beans, corn, and seasonings and cook.

Turkey chili soup cooking in a pot

You will have a delicious dinner in just 30 minutes! No leftover turkey? Use chicken!

Top view of two bowls of turkey and hatch chile white chili soup

5 from 1 vote
30 Minute Leftover Turkey and Hatch Chile White Chili Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Easy turkey and fire roasted hatch chile white chili soup.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can roasted chiles (*I used 3 tablespoons roasted hatch chiles, but the canned chiles will work too.)
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and saute. Cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add hatch chiles, turkey, and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
147kcal | Fat: 7g | Saturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1758mg | Potassium: 369mg | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 11g | Vitamin A: 3.2% | Vitamin C: 24.8% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 9.1%

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  1. I am loving this chili! We have plenty of turkey and hatch chiles are my fave!

  2. I’m sad to say we ate all of our leftovers this year! I better make a small one so I can make this great soup!!

  3. What a great, creative way to spice up some leftover turkey! We don’t have any from Thanksgiving, but I’m saving this for Christmas leftovers. SO good.

  4. What a great use for leftover turkey! I bet the hatch chiles really give it a tasty kick!

  5. Love this chili! I’m always on the search for tasty ways to use leftover turkey 🙂

  6. Why have I never thought to use leftover turkey in chili!? It looks fabulous!

  7. Love white bean chili! Such a great way to use up leftover turkey!

  8. this looks really good!

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