turkey & split pea soup

In appetizers, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, leftovers, lunch, side dishes, slowcooker on 11.24.11 at 9:55 pm

turkey foodcoma? figuring out what to do with all that leftover turkey from thanksgiving dindins? here’s an easypeasy slowcooker recipe that will have you coming back for yet another helping of turkey! it’s that good. :)

add some pantry basics and some fresh produce to the turkey leftovers, and you’ve got all the ingredients you need to cook up a hearty turkey & split pea soup. yummers.

slowcook the soup:
add the following ingredients into a medium slowcooker and stir to combine well.
simmer on high heat in the slowcooker for approx 4-4.5 hours.

– 1 large can (approx 800mL) crushed tomatoes
– 1 cup organic baby potatoes (rough chop)
– 1.5 cups organic baby carrots
– leftover turkey meat (with bones)
– 3-4 cups water (divided)
– 1/2 cup fresh italian parsley (finely chopped)
– sprinkle 1 tsp quatre épices (spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & black pepper)
– dash of sea salt
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– splash of extra-virgin olive oil
– 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar

at the 3.5 or 4-hour mark, add the following ingredients:
– 1/2 cup organic yellow split peas

note: recommend not leaving the slowcooker unattended. you will need to stir ingredients occasionally and lift the slowcooker lid slightly to release steam occasionally during the slowcooking process, so it’s best to stay nearby. be sure to follow the safety instructional manual that came with your particular model of slowcooker.



food styling:
– dish up in a large soup bowl & dig in! :)
– this turkey & split pea soup pairs nicely with some thin slices of artisan bread (just like a beef dip). think: fresh warm sourdough. yummers.

  1. wow…sounds scrumptiously tasty..
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  2. This looks really, really good. I normally don’t have crushed tomatoes on hand (I crush the whole ones) but I have some fire roasted crushed ones that would be great in this.


    • funny thing is that i accidentally bought a can of crushed tomatoes (instead of diced tomatoes) at the grocery store. but it seemed to work out just fine in the slowcooker. :)

      the fire-roasted crushed tomatoes sound wonderful. let me know how the recipe works out for you!


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