Turkey and vegetable soup recipe

We get through about 50,000 Turkeys in Shropshire on Christmas Day alone!  With rising food prices hitting us all in the pocket and waste disposal costs putting pressure on public finances, it’s really important to make sure we tackle the issue of food waste.  

So our friends at the Love Food Hate Waste campaign have put together this great recipe idea to help you save money by getting another delicious meal from your leftover turkey scraps.  For a great way to use up turkey and vegetable leftovers add crumbled Oxo cubes to cooked vegetables and turkey, then blend and season to create a deliciously simple soup.


·         200g cooked turkey
·         200g cooked potatoes, roughly chopped
·         400g cooked vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, green beans and turnip
·         Hot water
·         2 Oxo cubes
·         Black pepper


1.    Place the turkey, potatoes and vegetables in a saucepan and then just cover with hot water.
2.    Sprinkle over the Oxo cubes and mix. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
3.    Mash / blend the mixture to suit.
4.    Season with black pepper and serve.

For more wonderful recipes like this visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com  


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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