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Smoked Turkey Rice Soup

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"A great way to use the carcass of a holiday smoked turkey."
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2 h 30 m servings 271
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place turkey carcass in a large soup pot and pour vegetable broth and water over the turkey frame. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until meat falls from the bones, 1 to 2 hours. Remove carcass, pick the meat from the bones, and discard bones. Chop turkey meat and return to broth.
  2. Stir green beans, corn, carrot, rice, celery, onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper into soup; bring to a simmer and cook until celery is tender and rice is cooked, about 1 more hour. Stir cream cheese and Cheddar cheese into soup until melted and smooth. Season with black pepper.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 11.7 33.5 9.3 34 383 Full nutrition

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A perfect way to use the remains of my Greenburg smoked turkey. Very easy to make and so very tasty. I do find that this makes way more than 8 servings.

Quite good. The folks at the table loved it. My only suggestion would be to cut back on the will expand.

My family could not get enough of it! I didn't have a turkey or carcass, so I just diced smoked turkey from the store and used chicken broth. Which also saved a couple of hours. It came out grea...

Way better than the chicken rice soup I had at Panera today. I had a smoked turkey carcass in the freezer leftover from Thanksgiving, googled it and this came up. So glad it did. It was very goo...

Just made this and happy to say it is really good. After cooking the turkey carcass I sauteed my celery, onions and red bell pepper along with the rice. Added it to the pot and Cooked everyth...

Easy preparation and thick creamy soup. Will certainly make it again. I need to add more salt next time as I forgot to add it initially. Very hearty soup that is enough for a meal.

This smoked turkey soup is a winner. In addition to the recipe, I added a teaspoon of salt. I smoked two turkeys and I wish I had smoked two more. I only used about a pound of white meat in t...

Instead of the green and red bell pepper I added a 4 oz can of diced green chili's.

This was a very good soup! So nutritious and tasty! I followed the instructions exactly except substituting fresh beans with frozen beans. Big hit with the family! Thank you for sharing!