The holidays bring many things – lots of leftover turkey being one of them. This easy and healthy slow cooker recipe transforms leftover turkey into a flavorful Cajun soup.
I was traveling through SE Asia over Thanksgiving so I missed out on turkey then. I brought a few leftovers home from Christmas dinner at my parents house but it’s not the same as having your own in-house. To me, one of the best things about holiday dinners is the leftover food.
When my Cajun turkey from Jennie-O arrived I knew that I was going to cook the meat solely to use it for leftovers. So that’s what I did. I popped it in the slow cooker, let it cook overnight, and throughout the week I used it in various recipes. This being one of them.
Since the Jennie-O turkey came pre-seasoned with Cajun spices, I kept that theme up here. You can use your preferred Cajun spice or create your own using my spice blend below.
Please note this recipe uses leftover cooked turkey and sausage. Your turkey doesn’t necessarily have to be Cajun seasoned like mine, any cooked turkey will do. Yes you can substitute cooked chicken.
- 1 lb turkey, cooked & chopped
- ¾ lb hot link sausages, cut into 1-inch rounds
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tsp Cajun seasoning (see blog post)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
Looking for a Cajun seasoning? Here you go:
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