Rating: 4.82 stars
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a version of Valorie Walker's recipe with a few of my changes. Enjoy.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place turkey carcass in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Remove carcass and allow to cool. Separate turkey meat from the bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; discard bones. Reserve about 12 cups turkey broth in a large bowl. Save remaining broth for another use.

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  • Melt butter in another large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat; cook and stir onion, carrots, and celery in melted butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir flour into vegetable mixture; cook and stir until smooth, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir in about 1/3 the reserved turkey broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir remaining turkey broth, turkey meat, half-and-half, fettuccine, stuffing, salt, chicken bouillon, pepper, and poultry seasoning into half-and-half mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until noodles are tender, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

If you like and have the time,you can also put the turkey bones on a baking sheet and roast them for 1 hour (350 degree F oven). Then follow the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 15.1g; fat 21.7g; cholesterol 56.8mg; sodium 442.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2013
This is a very creamy and yummy soup! It makes a ton so I froze at least half of it. I was amazed that I got 3 cups of turkey off of the carcass which I thought I had pretty well picked over. I put the carcass in a crockpot and slow cooked it all night. Make sure you add at least 12 cups of water if you want to get this many servings. I followed the recipe except I didn't have any stuffing to put it. Hubby thought it needed more zip so I added a T of Santa Fe Blend & about a half C of onion & garlic croutons. I also upped the amount of fettucine to 8 oz. as we like lots of noodles. I broke the sticks of fettucine into 4ths, but next time I'll break them into smaller pieces as they'll be easier to eat. Yummmmm! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
My family like this soup. Read More
(15)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2013
This is a very creamy and yummy soup! It makes a ton so I froze at least half of it. I was amazed that I got 3 cups of turkey off of the carcass which I thought I had pretty well picked over. I put the carcass in a crockpot and slow cooked it all night. Make sure you add at least 12 cups of water if you want to get this many servings. I followed the recipe except I didn't have any stuffing to put it. Hubby thought it needed more zip so I added a T of Santa Fe Blend & about a half C of onion & garlic croutons. I also upped the amount of fettucine to 8 oz. as we like lots of noodles. I broke the sticks of fettucine into 4ths, but next time I'll break them into smaller pieces as they'll be easier to eat. Yummmmm! Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
My family like this soup. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2014
Edit; you can also substitute small gnocchi for the fettuccine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2014
Absolutely wonderful!!!!! Nice thick, creamy, hearty soup! Add some crusty bread, maybe a small salad - you've got a full meal! My 92-year-old Dad said he doesn't remember enjoying a soup so much! I WILL be making this again!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Best soup ever!. ..but put in cut up potatoes with other vegetables instead of pasta. Keeps better too Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2015
This was a total hit with the entire family! A few got a touch of the flu after thanksgiving so I prepared this soup and made everyone feel just a little bit better. The leftover stuffing really added some great flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
The 'Creamy After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup' came out wonderfully with a few changes. The biggest change was adding barley for thickening, taste and health. Great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
This is the best soup ever, I made it last year and I'm back for it this year. I made as is even though I was skeptical about the stuffing, and the fettuccini parts, but believe me both added a lot to the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2016
Holy Cow this is one of the best tasting soup I have ever made!!! The only change that I made is that I added a Tbs of minced garlic and used 6C of chicken broth along with the stock I made from my carcass. Give this a shot - you won't be sorry!! thanks for the fantastic recipe! Read More
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