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Creamy Poblano & Turkey Soup + Giveaway

Is your fridge loaded with Thanksgiving leftovers? This creamy Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers will give your leftovers a sassy makeover with a little southwest flair. Not even the most anti-leftover eater could resist it!

Creamy Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers #leftovers #soup #turkey

The biggest cooking day of the year is over, and I bet you could use a weekend off from cooking.

Yet, it seems there are always hungry mouths to feed, and about half of those mouths will turn up their noses to leftovers, even sacred Thanksgiving leftovers. So how do you use up your fridge full of food in a way no one will complain about?

You make creamy turkey soup with smoky poblano peppers.

This simple turkey soup recipe is so cozy, with a mild smoky heat from the poblano peppers. I used up our leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and even the orzo stuffing I made, in a unique and irresistible way.

The mashed potatoes thicken the soup base, making it creamy and inviting and the poblano peppers provide that extra something that makes this soup seem like a completely different meal than Thanksgiving dinner. And since most of the ingredients are already cooked, it takes very little time and effort to prepare. Score!

Now go relax while your soup simmers… you’ve earned it.

Easy Creamy Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers #leftovers #soup #turkey

Aren’t the Emile Henry Dutch Ovens in this post lovely?

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Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tb. butter
  • 3/4 cup  chopped onions
  • 1 large poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 6 cups chicken (or turkey) stock
  • 3 cups roughly chopped cooked turkey
  • 2 cups cooked orzo (or 2 1/2 cups leftover orzo stuffing)
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Place a large stock pot over medium-high heat and add the butter to the pot. Once the butter has melted, add the onions, poblano peppers and garlic and sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften.
  2. Add the mashed potatoes to the pot and pour in the stock. Whisk to dissolve the mashed potatoes into the stock, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the turkey and orzo stuffing and simmer another 5  minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is provided by Emile Henry USA. All opinions are my own.

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158 Responses to “Creamy Poblano & Turkey Soup + Giveaway”

  1. Kateposted November 29, 2013 at 5:00 am

    This looks great. I bet it would be great for applesauce with berries.

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  2. Kelly Hendersonposted November 29, 2013 at 5:02 am

    It is 5 am and I am getting ready to make our big dinner a day late. This recipe looks so good!

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  3. debposted November 29, 2013 at 5:38 am

    So…I’m thinking it’s a great day for soup!

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  4. Norma @ Allspice and Nutmegposted November 29, 2013 at 6:17 am

    This is a great way to use up leftovers..

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  5. Rachel @ Twin Toughposted November 29, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I’m pretty sure I would make some sort of berry compote in this gorgeous pot! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :)

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  6. Alison Millerposted November 29, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I would make jam….lots of jam!

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  7. Tieghanposted November 29, 2013 at 7:28 am

    This soup is GORGEOUS, Sommer! What a perfect way to use up those leftovers!

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  8. Jeffreyposted November 29, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I’d like to make a loaf of bread in the Dutch Oven.

    Fresh Berries, well I’d go with a rustic pie!

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  9. Betsy Rposted November 29, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I would make the no knead bread recipe that I’ve had pinned for months and keep looking at! I really need a Dutch oven and I love Emile Henry

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  10. lisaposted November 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

    What a great idea, looks delicious!

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  11. Ashley Bposted November 29, 2013 at 7:40 am

    With my berries I would make my own jam/jelly. :)

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  12. Betty Nposted November 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I’d make berry preserves.

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  13. KLposted November 29, 2013 at 8:05 am

    a berry compote

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  14. david owensposted November 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

    We love to make soups.

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  15. Toniposted November 29, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I would cook the berries down some to make a topping for pancakes & waffles.

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  16. Jeanetteposted November 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

    This sounds like comfort in a bowl – hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  17. Stephanieposted November 29, 2013 at 8:35 am

    cobblers yum!

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  18. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Great way to enjoy some leftover turkey!

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  19. Linda K.posted November 29, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Probably chili. Maybe mushroom soup. Yum.

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  20. Imaneposted November 29, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Great and delicious idea for soup and leftover

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  21. Ginaposted November 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I’m dying to get one so I can make a crusty bread.

    Reply

  22. Natalie Sposted November 29, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I would make chili!

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  23. Jamieposted November 29, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Yumm-o!

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  24. Barbara @ Barbara Bakesposted November 29, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I love a spiced up soup.

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  25. Marian (Sweetopia)posted November 29, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Ohhh, loooove Emile Henry! Such a great giveaway!
    Your soup looks delicious – pinning to make later!

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  26. Krista Sandersonposted November 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Chili! Thank you!

    Reply

  27. coriposted November 29, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Chili or a yeast bread!

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  28. shari wickposted November 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

    What a great gift prize…….. I would use it all the time with a variety of soups and casseroles………..

    Reply

  29. Lisaposted November 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful Emile Henry dutch oven would be so useful! Looking forward to trying the soup recipe. Enjoy the day!

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  30. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted November 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This is seriously one gorgeous soup! I want this right now!

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  31. Tracyposted November 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Vegetarian chili. Black bean, probably.

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  32. Lauren Wylerposted November 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

    chili!!! Yummy!

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  33. Kim Porterposted November 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Chili!!

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  34. Sarahposted November 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I would make my famous chili!

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  35. Elizabeth G.posted November 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I would make soup.

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  36. Sandy Headtkeposted November 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I would make stew

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  37. Kimberly Mposted November 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    With a pot like that, I’d cook beef bourguignon stat!

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  38. Elizabeth Tposted November 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    What a great way to use up some Thanksgiving leftovers! Can’t wait to make this soup! Thanks for sharing your recipe! That’s a beautiful Dutch Oven…would be perfect for your Turkey Soup with Poblanos. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  39. Karenposted November 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    This soup looks amazing! Thank you so much for this giveaway as well.

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  40. Becki @ Bites 'n Brewsposted November 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Coq au vin. I’ve been dying to get one of these just for that specific recipe!

    Reply

  41. MaryBethposted November 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I’d make chicken and dumplings :-)

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  42. sharron orcuttposted November 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    tis’ that time of year for yummy hearty soups and stews, just the perfect fodder for dutch ovens.

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  43. Chrisposted November 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I’d make all the comfort soups of winter, but I am meaning to add a cassoulet to this winter. So I’d definitely make the cassoulet in the Dutch Oven!

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  44. Karen Nordykeposted November 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Stew!!! I will be cooking a lot of stew, all winter long!

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  45. Marty Mposted November 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Hmm, I think I would try some kind of stew first. Would be awesome to win!

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  46. Diana G.posted November 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    That soup looks sooo good!! :) Thank you for the giveaway. What a beauty!

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  47. Shellyposted November 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I’d make chili.

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  48. Beth Lposted November 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Hatch chili pork stew.

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  49. Christine Pposted November 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Chicken ‘n Dumplings! I love to make this when it gets chilly outside!

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  50. lainerposted November 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    sounds like a nice soup change

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  51. Sarahposted November 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Mmmm beef stew…

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  52. Emily Bposted November 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Definitely some form of soup.

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  53. ashleyposted November 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    maybe some chili.

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  54. Kaitlin Sickleposted November 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    soup of all kinds!

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  55. karenposted November 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Baked beans

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  56. bethanyposted November 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    muligatawny soup :)

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  57. Eric B.posted November 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I’d bake bread loaves in it.

    Reply

  58. Melissa Bposted November 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Soup or stew would be my first endeavor!

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  59. Marsha Lynneposted November 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Green Chile Stew…oh so good

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  60. pat yamadaposted November 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    That is a beautiful dutch oven. I would love to win it. Thanks.

    Reply

  61. Stephanieposted November 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Chili would be my first dutch oven meal!!

    Reply

  62. Nikkiposted November 29, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    soup!

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  63. Susanposted November 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Coq au vin!

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  64. Kristen Mposted November 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I would make chili.

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  65. MartCposted November 29, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Green Chile Stew….mmmmmm

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  66. Theresa Jposted November 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I would love to cook chicken and dumplings

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  67. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted November 30, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I’m loving soups this season! Lots more to come :) especially if I have a new dutch oven!

    Reply

  68. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 30, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I’d make french onion soup!

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  69. Pam Gurganusposted November 30, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I would cook chili!

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  70. itziaposted November 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I would make some chili.

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  71. Eiileenposted November 30, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Perfect vessel for a wonderful loaf of rustic artisan bread!!

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  72. Barbara McCraryposted November 30, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Soup!

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  73. LaurenPposted November 30, 2013 at 10:06 am

    What a great use of leftover turkey! I was going to make a turkey pho, but now I’m considering this instead. Yum!

    Reply

  74. paulaposted November 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Love soup…..thinking I would have to make the Turkey Soup with Poblano Peppers. Looks yummy!

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  75. Debbie Wposted November 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I’ve been wanting to try the cool recipe for baking crusty bread.

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  76. Karen Wposted November 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I would make chili.

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  77. Katie Zackposted November 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I would love this, cast iron is just too heavy for me anymore. First thing I would do is a nice pot roast, cook it long and slow!

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  78. dorisposted November 30, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I would cook some delicious chicken and dumplings.

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  79. LivedinItalyposted November 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Flemish stew made with a Belgium beer.

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  80. Libbyposted November 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Braised short ribs! Yum!

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  81. Paula Thomasposted November 30, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I would make a butternut squash soup.

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  82. Janicejmposted November 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Pretty pot! Would love to make soup in it.

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  83. Erin Nadeauposted November 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    That soup looks perfect for a day like today!

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  84. Heather Hayes Panjonposted November 30, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Chicken And Dumplings!

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  85. Meghan Finleyposted November 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I’d make grouse stew with dumplings

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  86. Allysonposted November 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Pork chili verde or a hearty soup. It’s cold and snowy here already!

    Reply

  87. MaryBposted November 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Soup and gumbo!

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  88. Michele Mposted November 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Soups!

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  89. Brenda Wilsonposted November 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Top round roast…

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  90. Reneeposted November 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I would make a big batch of jambalaya.

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  91. Kelly M.posted November 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Stew!

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  92. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    such a smart way to use up leftovers! i have a ton left – i think this soup is in my future :)

    Reply

  93. candaceposted November 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    would be perfect for soups or just making up broth. I make lotsa broth from scratch since I have a baby going into more solids. I find it lots healthier to just make my own.

    Reply

  94. Cristinaposted November 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Pozole, I love it.

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  95. Michele aka Goat Girlposted November 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I would make Jambalaya!

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  96. mysweetiepiepieposted November 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I’d cook anything and everything but would probably start with a nice pot roast :+)

    Reply

  97. Alice Fposted November 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I would make a big pot of homemade spaghetti sauce!

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  98. Barbposted November 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    roast with veggies

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  99. Aleciaposted November 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Italian wedding soup. Loved your cranberry sauce on Thansgiving. We made it and we still can’t stop eating it. Toasted baguette with goat cheese and your sauce is delicious !

    Reply

  100. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted November 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I would make tomato soup!

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  101. Sarahposted December 1, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I would make Turkey Noodle Soup.

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  102. Gail Annacartoposted December 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I would make your soup…yummmmmm

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  103. Robin {Mom Foodie}posted December 1, 2013 at 7:58 am

    That is just begging for a nice pot of stew!

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  104. Lauraposted December 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    This soup looks wonderful!

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  105. tamiya shaneposted December 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    this soup looks amazing

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  106. Alexisposted December 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The first thing I would make would be chili! Next would be soups and stews :)

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  107. Natalie G.posted December 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Beef stew!

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  108. Alice Fposted December 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I would make Turkey stew!

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  109. Bettinaposted December 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    More soups for this cold weather in the Northeast!

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  110. Anne H.posted December 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve pinned a recipe for bread made in a Dutch oven that has me intrigued.

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  111. Karen Lynchposted December 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I would love to make chicken and wild rice soup.

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  112. Roberts adamsposted December 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I would love to make some braised short ribs in that beautiful pot!! Yum!!

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  113. marissaposted December 2, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I tried this with left over yams. smells great.

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  114. Sabrinaposted December 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I would love to make a hearty, spicy chili in it!

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  115. marlaposted December 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Perfect winter soup!

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  116. Anna Cposted December 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I’d like to make a chuck roast.

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  117. Amandaposted December 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I would cook my Moms pineapple upside down cake.

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  118. Lorettaposted December 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I’m a chili fiend in the winter, so that’s what I’d make first!

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  119. kayposted December 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I would cook soups of all kinds, something I love to do once the weather turns cold (like now!). This soup recipe is a keeper! I love anything with poblanos!

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  120. julianneposted December 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    chicken & dumplings!

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  121. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted December 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Soup with turkey leftovers…simply canNOT be beat! Love this with the poblanos!

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  122. Vickieposted December 4, 2013 at 1:10 am

    A big pot of beans and ham

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  123. Barb S. @ FL Mom's Blogposted December 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Potato soup, or chili!

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  124. Athena Rposted December 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

    This soup looks amazing. I would love to try this out in the pot.

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  125. Leann Lindemanposted December 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I use the dutch oven I have for everything!!!! It is a 9 and half quart.. so this would be great to have one that is smaller.

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  126. barbara nposted December 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I would cook Chicken Fricassee !

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  127. Angieposted December 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    My family loves a good pot roast.

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  128. Saraposted December 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I would make everything! Soup for sure, and this recipe sounds yummy!

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  129. laurenposted December 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

    so many things but the first would be bbq pulled pork

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  130. Rusty Hposted December 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Chili..!!

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  131. Elisa Bposted December 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Ratatouille! It would be nice to have something like this dutch oven so I can start foods on the stove and then put it in the oven.

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  132. Rikki-Deeposted December 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Potato Soup

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  133. teresaposted December 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I can never make enough soup, loving trying new ones!

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  134. Jodee Weilandposted December 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

    This recipe has some unexpected ingredients, but it sounds delicious! I love the use of the poblano pepper. The flavor and texture of this soup must be outstanding. I will be trying this recipe soon.

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  135. Nutmeg Nannyposted December 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    this soup has got my mouth watering!! Yum :)

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  136. Kimposted December 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I would make a huge bowl of soup! YUM!

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  137. Kris Griffithposted December 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    This sounds great! Now I know what to do with that last leftover turkey and the roasted poblanos in the freezer!

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  138. Juli Vposted December 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I would make creamy chicken noodle soup.

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  139. Jenn Colletteposted December 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I would make all kinds of soups in it and chicken paprikash too!

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  140. Johnisaposted December 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Seafood Gumbo would be the very first thing I would cook in this dutch oven…YUMS!

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  141. Rustposted December 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    i would cook lamb stew.

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  142. Maggie Wallaceposted December 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Beef stew or turkey noodle soup!

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  143. Amanda Tysonposted December 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Everything! I look for excuses to use my Dutch ovens. I’m obsessed!

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  144. Mason Canyonposted December 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I’d like to try your delicious looking turkey soup with poblano peppers in the beautiful dutch oven, if I won.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  145. Alyssaposted December 5, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Oh, chili would be great with this cold weather!

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  146. Elizabethposted December 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’d make cola braised beef for filling for Christmas Day tamales!

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  147. Emily Kposted December 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Busy day beef stew.

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  148. Alexis K.posted December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Either beef stew or a whole lemon rosemary chicken. Yum!

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  149. Carmenposted December 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I have a Dutch oven bread recipe I want to try

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  150. Annetteposted December 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I absolutely love soup and could eat it all day, everyday. So, I would make soup on this beautiful post. One of my favorites is Tuscan Vegetable Soup.

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  151. Christenposted December 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I would make chili or gumbo from scratch!

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  152. Carla Sposted December 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I would make chicken and dumplings or chili first.

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  153. Debbie Trundleposted December 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I would use it for soups, small roasts or chicken, Chili, oh the list is endless =} Thanks!

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  154. Joannaposted December 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I would make some turkey chili!

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  155. Sarahposted December 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous & I love the color! Definitely something that would get a lot of use!

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  158. Linda Sposted December 1, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Looks yummy. just wish I had leftovers!

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