Turkey Bone Soup


Turkey soup is 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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 turkey carcass, cooked

  • 4 (14 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey breast

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Place turkey carcass in a large stockpot with a lid. Pour chicken broth over turkey to mostly cover. Drop in onion, celery, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover, and simmer 2 hours, turning carcass occasionally.

  2. Remove carcass from stock and set aside to cool. Remove onion, celery, and garlic from stock and drop them into a blender along with about 1/2 cup of 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 purée. Pour puréed onion, celery, and garlic back into stock.

  3. Remove as much cooked turkey meat from carcass as possible and add meat to stock. Stir in chopped turkey breast, frozen mixed vegetables, rice, kidney beans, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and paprika. Bring soup to a boil, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1164 Calories
91g Fat
25g Carbs
58g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 1164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 91g 117%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 274mg 91%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 58g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 577mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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