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Turkey Tortilla Soup


35 min

Turkey Tortilla Soup

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35 min


5 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

Turkey tortilla soup is one of the easiest soups to cook from scratch. You don’t have to buy any special ingredients to cook it! This Mexican dish is very simple, but so delicious! Try cooking it right away and you won’t regret the decision!


  • corn tortillas: 6 piece
  • canola oil: 4 Tbsp
  • onion: 4 cup (chopped)
  • garlic: 2 clove (minced)
  • chipotle chili in adobo: 1 piece (minced)
  • cumin: 1 pinch (ground)
  • turkey stock: 6 cup
  • crushed tomatoes: 1 can
  • kosher salt: 0.5 tsp
  • turkey meat: 2 cup (shredded and cooked)
  • avocado: 1 piece (cut into cubes)
  • Monterey Jack cheese: 1 cup (shredded)
  • cilantro: 1 bunch (small, fresh and chopped)
  • lime: 1 piece (cut into wedges)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Start cooking your soup with frying corn tortillas. Dry them in the pre-heated to 93 C (200 F) oven for about 10 minutes. Then slice your tortillas into wide strips. If some of the strips are too long, cut them in half.

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  2. Take a pot and heat oil in it on medium heat.  As soon as the oil gets hot, add tortilla strips and fry them until they become light brown. This will take one or two minutes only. Take them from oil and put on paper towels.

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  3. Add chopped onions to the pot with the remaining oil. 

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  4. Cook on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. Then add garlic, cumin and minced chipotle chili in adobo and cook for 2 more minutes.

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  5. Add crushed tomatoes, shredded turkey and salt. You can replace turkey with chicken. Simmer on high heat, then reduce the heat a bit and keep cooking for about 15 minutes.

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  6. Prior to serving the dish, divide half of the fried tortilla strips into the serving bowls. Pour soup into them. Dredge with chopped avocado, shredded cheese, the rest of tortilla strips, and cilantro. It is recommended to serve the soup with lime wedges. Enjoy this fantastic dish now!

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History of the Turkey Tortilla Soup

The history of the Turkey Tortilla Soup dates back to Mexico. It is believed to have originated in the state of Oaxaca, where tortilla soup is a traditional dish. It is also said that this soup was originally made with chicken, but over time, many variations of the recipe have evolved, one of which is the Turkey Tortilla Soup.

Tips and Tricks for Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe

To make the perfect Turkey Tortilla Soup, there are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind. Firstly, use good quality corn tortillas for the soup. Secondly, frying the tortillas before adding them to the soup adds texture and flavor. Thirdly, choose a good quality turkey stock or make your own. Adding chipotle chili in adobo will give the soup a nice smoky flavor. Lastly, to make the soup even healthier, add some fresh vegetables such as bell peppers, tomatoes, and corn.

Tips for presenting the dish

To serve the Turkey Tortilla Soup, you can use both traditional and modern presentation methods. The traditional method is to serve the soup in a bowl with a generous portion of avocado, tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and cilantro on top. Another modern way to present this soup is by serving it in a mason jar, layering it with the toppings and tortilla chips, making it a perfect on-the-go meal. Lastly, serve the soup with lime wedges to add freshness to the dish.

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