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Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings

"This is a yummy variation of that traditional use of the leftover turkey."
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servings 407 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 serving)

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  1. Combine turkey carcass, water, 1 cup celery, 2 carrots, onion, 2 teaspoons salt, thyme, bouillon, and bay leaf in large 4 quart stockpot. Bring to boiling. Lower heat, and cover. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Strain stock, and discard solids. Skim off fat using ladle or fat separator. Pick meat off bones when cooled. Reserve meat.
  2. Combine 6 tablespoons flour and 1/2 cup milk in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake to combine. Pour stock into pot. Bring to simmering. Strain flour mixture through sieve into stock, stirring.
  3. Slice remaining 3 carrots. Add rutabaga, ground pepper, remaining 1/2 cup celery, and sliced carrots. Simmer 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  4. While the soup is simmering, prepare the dumplings. Combine parsley and bread in processor; whirl until medium size crumbs. Add 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; process just until combined. Add 1/2 cup milk and butter; process using on-off pulses just until blended.
  5. Drop mounded tablespoons of dumpling mixture into simmering soup. Place cover on pot. Cook for 12 minutes, or until dumplings are dry in center. Add turkey meat; cook 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 407 calories; 16.7 g fat; 32.9 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 1072 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 70 Ratings

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This soup is awesome! Pure comfort food. I made this using the Thanksgiving turkey carcass. I pressed a few (4 or 5) large cloves of garlic while making the broth. I omitted the rutabega, ad...

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Followed directions minus dumplings. Sad to say that this was not flavorful at all (after hours of work) and the flavor it had was dominated by thyme.

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This soup is awesome! Pure comfort food. I made this using the Thanksgiving turkey carcass. I pressed a few (4 or 5) large cloves of garlic while making the broth. I omitted the rutabega, ad...

I had to cook the soup for quite a bit longer than the recipie recommended to get the dumplings cooked. After this, the soup and the dumplings were quite good. I also found that after allowing...

Great soup for leftover turkey. I didn't make the dumplings and omitted the rutabaga (whatever that is??) I used more bouillon probably 6 cubes or so. Came out really great!!Freezes great too!

Incredibly delicious soup Christine! I cheated and made the dumplings with Bisquik and added a few more seasonings. Perfect dinner on this windy and very rainy night. Thanks so much!

This was the best recipe for turkey soup I have ever come across, it was just delicous. I followed the directions exactly with exception to the addition of potatoes and I removed the rutabaga. ...

I have made this recipe for several years on the day after Thanksgiving. The only variation I have made is by substituting the rutabagas with potatoes. My family always looks forward to this sou...

Excellent! Did not make the dumplings. I added fine egg noodles to it instead. Everyone loved it. Even my fussy toddler.

This soup was delicious!!!! I made it as is with the exception of using half a rutabaga because I never ate one before. They're delicious. My husband didn't like the rutabaga but he's like a ...

This soup has great flavor and is a great way to use those turkey leftovers. I omitted the rutabaga and the dumplings but still enjoyed it immensley.