Turkey Almond Soup With Chard & Squash
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Turkey Almond Soup With Chard & Squash

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 11 ingredients

Another wonderful, nourishing soup that will not only use up any leftover Thanksgiving turkey but also the entire chard leaves, stalks and all. No waste here! And there’s nothing better than a good soup when...


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups ripped chard leaves, stems chopped and separated
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups kabocha or acorn squash, unpeeled cut into ½-inch dice
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 8 ounces diced leftover turkey or chicken, about 2 cups
  • 4 cups water or broth
  • ½ cup smooth almond butter
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Nutrition Facts


360 cals


24 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

6 g

Monounsaturated Fat

14 g


20 g


4 g


6 g


21 g


1108 mg


  1. Heat the olive oil, onion, garlic, and chard stems, in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and add the grated ginger. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add the squash and cayenne pepper, cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the turkey and 4 cups of water or broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove ¼ cup of broth from the soup and whisk with the almond butter until smooth.
  4. 5 minutes before serving, mix in the almond butter mixture and the ripped chard leaves. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chard is wilted. Taste for seasonings then serve.

Chef Tips

You can also use peeled butternut squash in this recipe.

If you are experiencing fatigue, there are no prizes for soldiering on. Do not hesitate to take the easier route and buy pre-cut winter squash when cooking a soup like this.

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