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. 

Southern Living


Greg Dupree

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.