Reinvent turkey leftovers with this simple method for making turkey soup. Simmer turkey bones with onion, carrots, celery, and herbs for a tasty broth. Just add chopped leftover turkey meat and the soup is ready!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 12 mins
total:
1 hr 32 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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  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir 2 chopped carrots, onion, and celery until onion is golden, 7 to 10 minutes. Pour in wine and bring to a simmer. Add turkey carcass, chicken stock, water, bay leaf, and bouquet garni; bring mixture to a boil.

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  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 hour. Skim any fat that comes to the surface and discard.

  • Remove turkey carcass and strain soup into a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in leftover turkey and diced carrot; simmer until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh tarragon.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 11.9g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 4g; cholesterol 32.8mg; sodium 531.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
The soup was easy quick and sooo delicious. The one thing that I changed was that I added four more cups of water. The soup was still full of flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2013
I thought this was okay but a bit bland. I also added way more vegetables than the suggested amount because I figure extra veggies are always good for the family. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
The soup was easy quick and sooo delicious. The one thing that I changed was that I added four more cups of water. The soup was still full of flavor. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
This recipe was simple, concise, and delicious! Very easy to prepare, just loved the flavors! The only difference was I added some egg noodles and salt & pepper. Terrific turkey soup! Thank You for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2013
Absolutely the best soup ever!!! My Mother-in-law always made turkey carcass soup but this is by far the best ever! Thank you so much for your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2013
I thought this was okay but a bit bland. I also added way more vegetables than the suggested amount because I figure extra veggies are always good for the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
The recipe was great with a couple of changes. We used 8 c. Of chicken broth for flavor. More vegetables including potatoes a little kitchen bouquet for deeper flavor and rosemary instead of thyme. My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2013
Yum! Used White Wine Vinegar and Rosemary instead of white wine and thyme. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
No onions. Added milk and flour for a heavier broth and a few garlic cloves. Family loved:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2014
Great soup that can be improved with the addition of uncooked white or basmati rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
Super simple and delicious soup. As per the title I made it a true leftovers soup and threw in a bit of extra stuffing and even some mashed potatoes. Don't worry they both dissipate into the soup. I had doubled (plus) the chicken broth in place of the water added a garlic clove with the onion and a sprig of rosemary with the parsley and thyme. Add salt and pepper to taste. Left it on a low simmer for a couple of hours adding a bit more chicken broth. Threw in some egg noodles the next day. Yum! Read More
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