If you don’t have any leftover turkey, please use chicken to make this Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey Soup with Spinach and Orzo. You will not regret it!
For Friday Favorites we feature past recipes you might have missed, and this Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey Soup with Spinach and Orzo from Kalyn’s Kitchen was so good; if you’re lucky enough to have some leftover turkey after Thanksgiving you must try this soup! Or just make it with chicken if you prefer.
Normally when I share a new slow cooker recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen I wait a few months before I feature that recipe here, but since Thanksgiving is less than a week away and this Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey Soup with Spinach and Orzo was so, so good, it went right to the front of the line. I shared this delicious soup with my sister Pam and her family, and they all pronounced it to be a keeper; hope you enjoy!
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey Soup:
- Homemade chicken or turkey stock (or canned low-sodium chicken broth)
- poultry seasoning
- dried thyme
- black pepper
- Penzey’s turkey soup base (optional)
- chopped onion
- chopped celery
- chopped carrots
- whole wheat orzo
- diced cooked turkey (or chicken)
- fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Get the complete recipe for Slow Cooker Lemony Turkey Soup with Spinach and Orzo from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Suggested Slow Cooker Size:
I used a Crock-Pot 5-Quart Smart-Pot Slow Cooker, but a slightly smaller size will work.
More Ideas with Leftover or Ground Turkey in the Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker:
Check the Index Page for Turkey to see all the slow cooker or pressure cooker recipes using turkey that have been featured on this site.