Turkey Vegetable Soup


This hearty turkey soup makes an excellent meal! Use leftover turkey meat and drippings along with vegetables. Add dumplings for a delicious meal!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
10 servings


  • 6 cups turkey pan drippings, fat skimmed

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 turkey legs

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey

  • 6 red potatoes, diced

  • ½ onion, quartered and sliced

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • 2 stalks celery, sliced


  1. In a large stock pot, stir together the turkey drippings, water, turkey legs, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover the pot; simmer until the turkey meat is starting to fall from the bones, about 30 minutes. Remove turkey legs, and pick the meat from the bones; return the leg meat to the soup.

  2. Whisk 1/4 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of milk in a bowl until smooth, and stir the mixture into the soup. Return soup to simmer, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened, about 30 more minutes. Mix in the cubed cooked turkey meat, red potatoes, onion, carrots, and celery; cover the pot again, and simmer until the celery is tender, about 30 more minutes.

Cook's Note

Add dumplings for a delicious meal! Rolled Dumplings by Jessica are the perfect dumplings for this hearty soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 778mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 449mg 10%

* 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.