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Ninja Foodi Soup Recipe for Thanksgiving Leftovers

by Bill Sweeney
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Ninja Foodi Soup Recipe

Are you looking for a Ninja Foodi soup recipe to help you make good use of your Thanksgiving leftovers? Making soup from all those wonderful leftovers is a really smart idea. You can fairly easily create something new and delicious and prevent the waste of so much excellent food. It’s a win-win for everyone, plus if you use your Ninja Foodi, it will be pretty easy to get it all together.

Ninja Foodi Soup Recipe

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is also my favorite holiday of the year. Giving thanks to God and being happy with all we are blessed with. Having a wonderful meal with family and friends and not worrying about presents or anything else really. How is that not awesome? It’s a shame it only happens once a year, to be honest.

This year we made both a Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Spiral Ham and a Perdue Whole Turkey for Thanksgiving! Everything we order from PerdueFarms.com is always very good and we really enjoy cooking with it. Always high quality from famers that treat their animals the way we want them to be treated…with love and respect! It’s a classic company with a great reputation for reason. Great food and great value!

As per usual, we made a pretty huge Thanksgiving dinner this year. It’s something we always do and it’s something we wanted to continue to do even if this year was WAY smaller than past “normal” years. We had to go all out, Thanksgiving dinner is pretty much my favorite meal of the year.

We made the ham, the turkey, and all the trimmings I love. From mashed potatoes to string bean casserole to sweet potato casserole, we did it all! We made a wonderful meal, and have a ton of leftovers.

leftover ham soup

Chicken & Ham Minestrone Soup

The next day, the question was what do we do with all these Thanksgiving leftovers? While a cold turkey sandwich on toast with mustard is a favorite of mine, there’s something to be said about making something entirely new, warm, and soothing with all those Thanksgiving leftovers.

One dish I made this year was a really nice Chicken and Ham Minestrone Soup. It’s a very bright, warm, hearty, and comforting dish where you can include so many of your leftovers. Use your meat, in this case ham and turkey, and use your veggies, too. Through in some starch like beans, potatoes, or noodles to make the soup a complete and well rounded meal. It’s dinner in a bowl and it’s a great use of your leftovers.

Let’s take a look at this Ninja Foodi soup recipe! You will be pretty impressed not only with the overall heartiness and taste of the soup, but with the amazing depth of flavor in the broth. I really was amazed that such a flavor could be achieved in such little time in the pressure cooker.

Prep Time: Less than 10 minutes

Cook Time: Approximately 15 minutes.


  1. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 medium yellow onion, peeled, chopped
  3. 2 stalks celery, chopped
  4. 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin
  5. 2 cups roasted carrots, peeled, chopped
  6. 2 cups roasted brussels sprouts
  7. 1 cup corn
  8. 2 cups of small yellow potatoes, skin on, sliced thin
  9. 2 cups freshly diced tomatoes
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, thyme, basil, parley, rosemary seasoning mixture
  11. 4 cups chicken broth
  12. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  13. 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  14. 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained
  15. 2 1/2 cups water
  16. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  17. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

turkey minestrone soup


  1. Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to HIGH. Select START/STOP to begin. Allow to preheat for 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes, add oil, onion, celery, garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot. SAUTÉ for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion and celery are softened and translucent.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except Parmesan, to the pot. Assemble pressure lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position.
  4. Select PRESSURE and set to HIGH. Set time to 3 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin.
  5. When pressure cooking is complete, quick release the pressure by turning the pressure release valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when unit has finished releasing pressure.
  6. When cooking is complete, top with Parmesan cheese and serve.
That’s it. Let me know what you think and how it came out. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

thanksgiving leftovers

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Niman Ranch ham

Best Spiral Ham to Buy for Christmas

Let me just tell you about the most perfect spiral ham, just about anywhere. The Niman Ranch (always fantastic) Applewood Smoked Spiral Ham is a  whole muscle cured ham is slow smoked a over real applewood for an authentic smoky flavor. This 8-pound bone-in spiral ham is sure to impress during the holiday season but also ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner for every day meals.

It’s simple to prepare as well. Just add the wonderful spiced sweet glaze and off you go. It’s just that easy (give yourself approximately 3 hours or so) and the results are perfect. I mean, look at that cut, the meat, and that crispy glazed crust. The meat was so flavorful, just excellent. This is an absolute must this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas season! A must!! I’m telling you, this ham is the jam.

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Ninja Foodi Soup Recipe

Ninja Foodi Soup Recipe for Thanksgiving Leftovers was last modified: November 30th, 2020 by Bill Sweeney

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Ben December 1, 2020 - 10:55 AM

This is the best leftover idea I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve just been over here eating sandwiches, and now I feel robbed. LOL

Claudia December 1, 2020 - 12:38 PM

That is such a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. I do the same thing with mine every year. I’ll be making this soup with my Christmas leftovers.

Kileen December 1, 2020 - 10:42 PM

What a fantastic idea! One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving is all the leftovers! I’ve never made soup before, usually its just turkey sandwiches.

Angela December 2, 2020 - 4:28 AM

I love the recipe of Chicken & Ham Minestrone Soup . Perdue Farms Never heard about it but seems very organic and definitely gonna support them.

Shilpa Bindlish December 2, 2020 - 4:32 AM

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is such a lovely idea. Felt nice to read about Perdue farms n their business practices.

Anshika December 2, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Though I’m a vegetarian, so I’ll try this dish with vegetarian substitutes as I’m am huge soup lover.

Emily Fata December 2, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Oh, yummy! This recipe looks absolutely divine! I’ll have to give it a whirl one of these days, with meat-free holiday leftovers!

Nikola Roza December 2, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Hi Bill,
I’m not from the US, so the concept of Thanksgiving as a bit foreign to me. However, the concept of making wonderful tasty soups is not. And reading your post made me wish to make one. It won’t be made from Thanksgiving leftovers, but hey, I have to work with what I have and where I am at the moment.
No use complaining about it
Bon Appetit! 🙂

Mayuri December 3, 2020 - 3:46 PM

This looks like a soothing soup for winter nights. I am going to try out this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing!

vera ida December 4, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Yummy. I love this soup. Looks tasty. I will make this soup tomorrow. Thx for the recipe.


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