A great way to use the carcass of a holiday smoked turkey.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 34mg 11% DV; sodium 383.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2014
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. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2013
Quite good. The folks at the table loved it. My only suggestion would be to cut back on the rice...it will expand. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2013
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 great. Making it a second time this week as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2015
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 good. I did make a few changes I didn't have green beans so omitted those. Also I used 1 cup of long grain wild rice instead of the white. I think next time I may leave the corn and green beans out and use chopped broccoli. Will make again.:) (Oh and I sliced the carrots as pictured instead of shredding them and used 8 oz. of Velveeta cheese instead of cheddar.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2015
I doubled the ingredients for a big batch and put a stick of butter in it. It was awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
Made this recipe with my smoked turkey. I posted the picture above. everyone loved it! its a very tasty dish. I didn't use any of the bell peppers though because my wife doesn't like those. The "soup" was more of a pot pie filling consistency. very hearty and rib sticking good. I used 48 oz of swanson chicken broth and 1.5 cups of water. if you want more a liquid consistency you should add much more broth and water. or use half a cup of rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2018
I cooked the turkey carcass overnight in the slow cooker. I omitted the green beans and used velveeta. Taste great. Will make again. Used all left over veggies from Thanksgiving relish tray. A great way to use all of the leftovers Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2018
Wonderful! It might be my favorite soup now. Followed the recipe but added a little water at the end to improve consistency. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2016
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 the soup. The cream cheese and cheddar really brought it all together. Read More