Rating: 4.5 stars
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A turkey carcass soup is the answer when you don't want to waste a single bite of turkey. This is a delicious soup and one of my favorites. If you want to freeze some, leave out the potatoes.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place turkey carcass into a large soup pot; pour in water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the remaining meat falls off the bones, about 1 hour.

  • Remove turkey carcass from the pot. Remove and chop any remaining turkey meat. Discard carcass.

  • Strain broth through a fine mesh strainer into a clean soup pot. Add chopped turkey to the strained broth and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat and stir in tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, cabbage, barley, Worcestershire sauce, salt, parsley, basil, bay leaf, pepper, paprika, poultry seasoning, and thyme. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 1 more hour.

  • Remove bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 1.3g; cholesterol 2.4mg; sodium 438.9mg. Full Nutrition