Turkey soup spiced up with Cajun flavors and loads of beans made right in your slow cooker. This is the perfect soup for using up those leftovers this holiday season. Big thanks to Hurst’s Beans for sponsoring this post.
Turkey leftover season is upon and I am pretty darn excited about it.
This year I ordered a fresh turkey from a local farm and we’re having them smoke it for us. I’m just a leeeeeetle bit excited.
I got a big one so there will be plenty of leftovers because I can not live my life without at least a week’s worth of Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s mandatory. I want to eat leftovers until I don’t want to think about another turkey for an entire year. It works out well. 😉
Anyway, y’all know that I’ve been working with Hurst’s Beans the last couple of years to bring you some fun recipes using their dried beans.
I love this partnership because I think so many people are a little intimidated by dried beans (I know I used to be!) and I like to show you how easy they can be. Plus, they’re super budget friendly and a bag of beans can really feed a crowd.
I find Hurst’s Beans at my local Walmart, but they’re available in plenty of grocery stores nationwide and there are lots of different varieties available!
Bonus points: Hurst’s includes a little seasoning packet to make things even easier for you!
This leftover turkey soup recipe is made in the slow cooker and it’s one of my favorite things to do with leftover turkey – right alongside this leftover turkey casserole and a turkey sandwich on a leftover dinner roll with a pile of sausage dressing and homemade cranberry sauce.
How to make bean & turkey soup in the slow cooker:
To start, you’ll need a bag of Hurst’s Beans Cajun 15 Bean Soup. As you might have guessed from the name, there are at least 15 varieties of beans in the bag. It also has a little packet of Cajun seasoning.
Rinse and sort through the beans and then add them to your slow cooker along with some diced carrots, celery, and onions. All good soups start with these things, right?
Pour in some chicken broth and water and cover your slow cooker. Cook on high for 5 hours.
Give your beans a stir and then add in some leftover turkey and the Cajun seasoning that came with the beans. Stir well and taste for seasoning. Add additional salt and pepper, as needed.
Cook on high for another hour or until your beans are as tender as you’d like. You can add additional broth or water to this if you like a thinner soup.
If you like this crockpot soup recipe, be sure to check these out too:
Crock Pot Pork Chops: The simplest pork chop recipe ever!
Crockpot Meatballs: I like to serve these on a sub roll with loads of cheese.
Crock Pot Pork Roast: Who doesn’t love a good roast? This one cooks in gravy!
Crock Pot Beef Stew: A classic that we make every time it gets cold!
If you’re looking for more easy recipes featuring dried beans, be sure to check out my ‘bean‘ category! All kinds of tasty recipes to sort through!
Leftover Turkey Soup
- Rinse the beans and sort through to remove any debris. Set aside the seasoning packet.
- Add the beans, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken broth, and water to a 6 quart slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours.
- Add the turkey and Cajun seasoning packet to the beans and stir well to combine. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 more hour.
- Serve immediately or reduce slow cooker heat to 'warm' until ready to serve.