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Turkey Coconut Curry Soup

Turkey Coconut Curry Soup

This Turkey Coconut Curry Soup is a delicious way to use up leftover turkey from the holidays! It’s full of vegetables, warm spices, and immune-boosting ingredients! It’s a very filling soup, with protein from the turkey, nutrients from the onion, garlic, peppers, and some carbs with added couscous. This is a great meal to add to your dinners for the winter because it will warm you up and help keep you healthy!

Turkey Soup Recipe Inspiration

So, recently I have fallen in love with curry powder and anything related to a curry. It’s a unique combination of spices and flavors, and I think it tastes fantastic. I like experimenting with it in different dishes, like in butternut squash curry and this flavorful turkey soup.

Normally I would add chicken into a soup like this one, but I had a ton of leftover turkey in my freezer from Thanksgiving, so I figured I switch it up. Honestly, you could use chicken instead of turkey, and that would taste just as good.

Coconut Curry Soup

Soup Ingredient Health Benefits

Not only is this soup really delicious and comforting, but it’s also full of beneficial ingredients for health. Such as tarragon, curry, onions, and garlic.

Tarragon can improve blood sugar levels, regulate sleeping patterns, and has antibacterial properties that can prevent food born illness.

Curry powder has potent anti-inflammatory properties because of the large amounts of turmeric and chili peppers. It can also improve heart health because it increases blood flow and improves vessel function. Plus, it has powerful antioxidants that can help in preventing certain cancers. Those are just a few benefits, and there are even more!

Onions are packed with nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, but they are low in calories. They also are high in antioxidants that can boost heart health. Plus, eating onions has also proven to help fight against stomach cancer and help supports bone health.

Garlic is highly nutritious and rich in vitamin-C, vitamin-B6, and manganese. It boosts immune systems and can fight against illnesses, such as colds and flu. Studies have shown that it reduces cold symptoms 70% faster than those that didn’t have it in their diet. It also has antioxidants that help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Those are just some of the health benefits of these ingredients, and there are more healthy ingredients in this recipe. If you want to read more, you can read the articles linked from Healthline.

Soup Ingredients

Ingredient Subsitutions

For this recipe, you can mix up the vegetables and spices a little bit with whatever you have in your kitchen.

Personally, I used a poblano pepper in this soup, but you could use jalapenos, green pepper, or red peppers. Just make sure to use about the same amount as a decent-sized poblano.

Yellow onions are my favorite for cooking in soups, but you could use red onions, sweet onions, or 2 shallots in their place.

As I listed in the ingredient, I used tomato powder in this recipe because it’s got a nice depth of flavor. However, It’s not a very common ingredient, so you can either buy this one here or use tomato paste in its place.

It’s important to good curry powder to this soup because it’s the main flavor. The addition of chili powder also boosts the flavor, but you can tone that down if you wish.

Chicken broth is what I usually have in my kitchen, but you can use vegetable broth if you prefer, or turkey broth too. Lastly, I love the addition of couscous in this soup because it adds some carbs and texture, but rice can be used instead.

Recipe Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large pot with lid
  • Spatula

There is a bit of chopping and mincing in this recipe, but it shouldn’t take too long if you have a good chef’s knife. Another tool I love to have in my kitchen is my garlic press because it makes things easier. I’m always adding garlic to my meals, and it’s usually in large amounts, so it’s a good investment for me!

Turkey Coconut Curry Soup

I hope you enjoy this Turkey Coconut Curry Soup! I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram when you try out the recipe! Also, you may want to check out my Butternut Squash Curry for another yummy curry dish.

Turkey Coconut Curry Soup (2)

Turkey Coconut Curry Soup

This Turkey Curry Soup is warm, comforting, full of flavor, and healthy too! It's great for using up leftover turkey and makes for a great easy dinner.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 6
Calories 237 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large pot with lid
  • Spatula


  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large Yellow onion diced
  • 1 Large Poblano pepper chopped
  • 2 Large Carrots chopped
  • 6 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh tarragon chopped
  • 2 Cups Cooked shredded turkey or chicken
  • 1 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp Tomato powder or 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 Cup Canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1 14 oz Can Crushed tomatoes
  • 5 Cups Chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup Uncooked Couscous


  • Dice, chop and mince the vegetables.
  • Heat a large pot on medium-high heat with the olive oil.
  • Add the vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tarragon, turkey, salt, chili powder, pepper, cayenne, tomato powder, and curry powder. Mix every together, and cook for 2 minutes while stirring,
  • Add the coconut milk, canned tomatoes, and chicken broth. Stir until everything is combined and heat until it’s slowly boiling.
  • Measure in the couscous, and then lower the heat to medium-low and cover the pot for 25-30 minutes. The vegetables should be tender and the flavors should be deepened.
  • Serve with chopped green onions, chives, tomatoes, etc.


Keyword Coconut Curry Soup, Curry, Curry Soup, Leftover Turkey, Turkey Coconut Curry Soup, Turkey Curry Soup

28 thoughts on “Turkey Coconut Curry Soup”

  1. Perfect timing to run across this recipe! I was just looking for a new soup recipe for these cold nights! So, So excited to try this one out!

    1. Ooo I know what I’m making for dinner tonight! I am always looking for tasty, but not too complicated , curry recipes like this!

  2. I always cook ground turkey instead of using ground beef so this recipe is definitely my style! I love curry too, excited to try this one out! Saved for later 😊

  3. 5 stars
    this is definitely a delicious and mouth watering recipe.
    fantastic ingredients and looks very healthy as well.
    can’t wait to try.
    thank you very much for sharing this awesome recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    I love anything curry, but my family does not. I bet this freezes well and I could make a few little singles for me. Looks delicious, healthy, and pretty simple. Perfect for the cooler weather, too.

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