Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy Recipe

Green Chile-Turkey Soup with Hominy
Greg Dupree
20 Minutes
45 Minutes


Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

This Tex-Mex soup packs a punch of flavor in each bowlful. The next time you’re looking for the perfect chicken noodle soup, try this instead. It’s full of Tex-Mex flavor that we know you’ll love. Start the meal off with chips, salsa, and our Easy Guacamole. If you’re looking to get even more festive, add a bath of tasty margaritas to the menu. Just before serving, stir in cilantro, and lime juice for a dose of extra fresh flavor. We love topping each serving of soup with thinly sliced radishes for a little crunch. If you don't have roasted turkey on hand, feel free to sub in a store-bought rotisserie chicken instead. Soups make great freezer meals. This recipe serves eight so, rather than letting it go to waste or halving the recipe, make up a full batch and freeze in zip-top plastic freezer bags whatever your family does not eat. Pull out of the freezer and reheat on low before serving.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (from 1 onion)
  • 1/2 cup celery (from 2 stalks)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 canned tomatillos, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 6 cups Our Best Turkey Stock
  • 2 (15.5-oz.) cans white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles
  • 4 cups shredded roast turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Toppings: thinly sliced radishes, lime wedges, fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make

  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion, celery, garlic, oregano, cumin, and chili powder; cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Add tomatillos; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add Turkey Stock, hominy, and green chiles; bring to a boil. Stir in roast turkey; reduce heat to low, and simmer until heated through, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately with toppings.