This CrockPot Turkey Soup with Collards and Sweet Potatoes is the perfect way to use up holiday leftovers. After days of turkey sandwiches, I was desperate for something different. I decided to try a soup in my CrockPot because pretty much everything that comes out of my CrockPot is so delicious, I figured I couldn’t’ go wrong. Basically, you can make this soup using leftover turkey, chicken or even honey baked ham! I always use the CrockPot we got for our wedding – you can find it here (affiliate link). It’s great because once the time runs out, it just switches over to warm. (It’s also perfect for warming hot cider for cold days!).
- 3 cups of chopped cooked turkey/chicken or ham
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
- 3(ish) cups of collards (you could use kale, spinach or any leafy green veggie instead)
- 8 cups of turkey or chicken stock
- ground pepper and kosher salt to taste
- Add onion, celery, salt, pepper and stock to the crock pot and turn to high
- Add sweet potatoes and cook for four hours
- Add turkey and collards to slow cooker and cook for two more hours
- Add more salt and pepper to taste
This CrockPot Turkey Soup with Collards and Sweet Potatoes is easily customizable, highly delicious and very little work. It’s really set it and forget it and honestly, even after the recipe yielded a bit more than I expected, we’re still really really enjoying this!
What do you do with leftover turkey, chicken or ham that you have post holiday? Any creative sandwich ideas?