Let’s work on transforming those leftovers to help save time and money! Today we are going to make a Simple Turkey Tortellini Soup.
The fact is here in America we have a food waste epidemic happening. It is costing our economy an estimated $144 billion. That is an outrageous amount of money that our economy cannot afford. Transforming what you have into new weeknight meals will not only save you time but save you money. This Simple Turkey Tortellini Soup is just one of many ways you can transform what you have!
So why are we doing this? The two primary reasons why many of us, including myself, is because we stash Tupperware containers in the fridge and then forget about them until they go bad. Other times, we just grow bored of eating the same food repeatedly.
This doesn’t just happen with the home cooked meals folks, this includes eating out. As American’s diets have changed throughout history so has the portion sizes. It’s a battlefield out there, consumers are looking for a bang for their buck. Paying less for more isn’t that what we are always on the lookout for?
The problem with this is societies view of things is the more food that we don’t consume, we take home and most often don’t feel like eating it and this is adding to the epidemic. But!! Now we have grown accustomed to these bigger portion sizes and complain when we get less even if it costs less. You see the bigger problem.
It’s a mindset thing folks!! Just like portion control we need to change our mindset of using those leftovers in your fridge. Eating leftovers doesn’t always mean just reheating and eating dry leathery food. It could mean taking those leftovers and transforming them into a new incredible meal. Just like this Turkey Tortellini Soup.
Loaded with veggies, cheesy tortellini, and tender leftover turkey swimming in a flavorful heartwarming broth. Perfect for these chilly fall nights and for those picky kids, because what kid doesn’t love cheese filled pasta.
So next time you have leftover turkey remember to make this simple Turkey Tortellini Soup and use up those leftovers. And let’s make small changes to change our future for the better one leftover meal at a time.
Simple crock pot soup loaded with leftover turkey, veggies, and cheese tortellini.
- 2 large carrots peeled and shaved
- 4 baby portobello mushrooms sliced
- 1 small yellow onion chopped
- 2 cups smoked turkey shredded
- 1/2 bunch fresh spinach chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 32 oz Turkey or Chicken Stock
- 2 cups water
- 1 19 oz bag frozen cheese tortellini
- red pepper flakes optional
Add carrots, mushrooms, onion, turkey, spinach, garlic, oregano, and thyme to the crock pot and mix together. Then add the stock and water. Turn crock pot on high and allow to cook for at least 3 hours.
Once 3 hours are up add in tortellini, cover and allow to cook for 1 hour. Serve with or without red pepper flakes and enjoy!