If your Thanksgiving tradition includes a smoked turkey, save one of the legs for this easy, soul-satisfying soup. Otherwise, look for smoked turkey legs near the bacon at your grocery store (or use a ham hock).

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine all ingredients except chives in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until peas are tender but still retain their shape, about 8 hours.

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  • Remove turkey leg and discard bay leaf. Stir soup to break apart peas and thicken soup. When turkey leg is cool enough to handle, pull meat into large shreds, discarding skin, bone, and gristle. Garnish soup with turkey meat and chives.

Chef's Notes

Note: Gluten-free, depending on broth label.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; calories from fat 15%; protein 37g; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 59g; fiber 21g; sodium 308mg; cholesterol 40mg.
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