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Barley Turkey Soup

"Instead of using chicken broth, I frequently make homemade stock using the leftover holiday turkey. A steaming bowl of soup takes the chill out of winter."
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings

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  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender. Stir in turkey and parsley if desired; heat through. Discard bay leaf before serving.

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This is REALLY good soup!! I also tweaked it following EMMEGEBE's suggestions. I added the juice of 1 small lime and OMG it is GOOD!! Too quick and easy also. Thanks for the post!!

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I knew I wanted to make turkey barley soup but wanted some ideas for seasoning. This recipe was fine as a base. I tweaked it by first sauteing the carrots, celery and onion in oil along with s...

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I knew I wanted to make turkey barley soup but wanted some ideas for seasoning. This recipe was fine as a base. I tweaked it by first sauteing the carrots, celery and onion in oil along with s...

This is REALLY good soup!! I also tweaked it following EMMEGEBE's suggestions. I added the juice of 1 small lime and OMG it is GOOD!! Too quick and easy also. Thanks for the post!!

Instead of chicken broth, I used homemade turkey broth from the leftover bones. It had good flavor, but I thought there was too much barley. Next time, I'd cut it to half a cup.

Great soup! I sauteed the celery, onion, carrots and garlic (3 cloves) in butter for about 15 minutes, then added to the soup. I also added an additional 1/8 tsp. celery salt. I never added g...

This was a pretty good soup. I had to make some minor adjustments, I didn't have Thyme so I didn't add it and I added cubed potatoes just cuz I like them. I was a little nervous about the alls...

I take the turkey carcus, any left over celery and onion ( add more if needed). Cook over night or around 7-8 hours in a 8 to 12 stock pot. Cover with water almost to the top. When done strai...

This was a great soup - the flavors were really rich and tasty. As some other reviewers suggested, I sauteed my veggies first, and also added a potato and a little bit of garlic. My family lov...

This was good, but needed more seasoning for us: extra thyme and some sage.

This is delicious for barley soup!! And it smells so good!