WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Crock Pot Turkey Vegetable Barley Soup
We cooked a 17 pound turkey on Thanksgiving for FIVE people, which means we've been eating a lot of turkey ever since. It's a good thing we like turkey. I'm finally in the homestretch of using it up. The carcass is being used to make a crock pot full of turkey stock/broth.
Tonight we will have sliced turkey with gravy and the slow cooker green bean casserole I decided not to make on Thanksgiving that's cooking away on the counter now. And I've got a yummy sounding casserole planned for tomorrow.
Yesterday, I made this super simple turkey vegetable soup. After a long weekend of indulging, it's just what we all wanted.
How Many Calories/WW Points in this Crock Pot Turkey Vegetable Barley Soup?
According to my calculations each 1-cup serving of soup has 162 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Provided you use lean turkey or chicken breast.
For those of you who have asked, 1 cup of cooked barley has *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints (¼ cup uncooked barley has *5 Freestyle SmartPoints).
This soup recipe will also work with WW Simply Filling/No Count technique.
This recipe is one of those easy dump and stir recipes that takes just a few minutes to toss together. Perfect after a long weekend of cooking when you're ready to take it extra easy in the kitchen.
It's a perfect way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken.
I avoid having to chop vegetables by opting for canned tomatoes and frozen mixed vegetables. Use whatever combination of vegetables you prefer.
I used barley in this soup. I love its rich, nutty flavor and a dense, chewy texture. But you could always leave it out or include some other whole grain such as brown rice, wild rice or farro. Enjoy!
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Crock Pot Turkey Vegetable Soup with Barley Recipe
- 2 cups chopped or shredded cooked turkey
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 16 ounces frozen mixed vegetables (about 3 cups)
- ⅓ cup barley
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste (I used ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Add the chopped turkey tomatoes with their juice, broth, vegetables, barley, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper to the slow cooker.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours, or until the barley and vegetables are tender.
- Makes 8 cups of slow cooker turkey vegetable soup with barley
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like crock pot turkey vegetable soup you might also like:
- Simple Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Chicken Vegetable Rice Soup (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Crock Pot Turkey Wild Rice Soup (A Year of Slow Cooking)
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