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Turkey Bone Soup

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars
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"A great way to stretch the life of your Thanksgiving turkey! The carcass of a turkey is boiled in broth and joined by veggies, rice and beans to create a delicious soup."
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Ingredients

2 h 50 m servings 1164
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the turkey carcass in a large stockpot with a lid. Pour the chicken broth over the turkey to mostly cover. Drop in the onion, celery, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours, turning the carcass occasionally.
  2. Remove the carcass from the stock and set aside to cool. Remove the onion, celery and garlic from the stock and drop them into a blender along with about 1/2 cup of the stock, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the vegetable mixture moving before leaving it on to puree. Pour the pureed onion, celery, and garlic back into the stock.
  3. Remove as much cooked turkey meat from the carcass as possible and add the meat to the stock. Stir in the chopped turkey breast, frozen mixed vegetables, rice, canned kidney beans, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and paprika. Bring the soup to a boil, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1164 calories; 91.1 25.1 57.5 274 295 Full nutrition

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I made this in my crockpot today. I made my broth with water, as I didn't want my broth overpowering OR to have extra salt. I sauteed my veggies, including carrot rings, in a mixture of EVOO and...

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Have tried to make a good turkey bone soup 3 times, this is my third recipe. First, the photo is unappetizing. Mine did not look like that, mine was more green from the oregano, basil and frozen...

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I made this in my crockpot today. I made my broth with water, as I didn't want my broth overpowering OR to have extra salt. I sauteed my veggies, including carrot rings, in a mixture of EVOO and...

I basically used this recipe and instructions for making turkey stock, except I used water instead of chicken broth. I then boiled carrots, celery, and noodles in the stock for turkey noodle so...

Good recipe - we made it without the beans and liked it. My only complaint doesn't have anything to do with the original recipe, but with a suggestion I took from another review of adding your l...

great recipe, I ommited chicken broth and added Wild rice (I now live in minnesota) and Okra (mmm southern goodness) I'm from the south. Good bachelor chow.

This soup turned out pretty good! Actually the best that I've ever made. I never followed a recipe before, so that's probably why! haha Wasn't too sure about the kidney beans, but had them in th...

Delish! My family likes their food spiced up and my soups have alwalys been bland. I followed this recipe to a T with one exception- I used orzo instead of rice. Perfect blend of seasonings t...

I didnt do the part about putting it all in a blender. I put the stock in the refridgerator overnight to skim off the fat the next day. I used a can of butter beans and Rice a Roni, long grain...

Used a leftover rotisserie chx, so I only boiled it for one hour. Followed the rest of the recipe and it turned out great!

We found the meat from the bones was quite enough without adding the additional breast. A good, wholesome average soup.