This recipe comes from a number of years of playing in the kitchen. I find that the addition of beef stock to the recipe adds depth to a usually bland soup. Any type of pasta can be used.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; saute celery, carrots, onion, parsley, and bay leaf until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add beef stock, chicken stock, turkey, salt, and pepper to vegetable mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot with a lid, and simmer until soup is heated through, about 15 minutes.

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  • Stir rotini into soup and cook until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 856.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
Pure comfort food! Easy to make with leftover turkey. The beef stock adds a depth of flavor without calling attention to itself. The only change I made was using turkey shaped pasta in place of the rotini. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2015
It was not as tasty that I like it definitely needs some attention in the flavor aspect Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
Pure comfort food! Easy to make with leftover turkey. The beef stock adds a depth of flavor without calling attention to itself. The only change I made was using turkey shaped pasta in place of the rotini. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
Needed a recipe to use some of my leftover Thanksgiving turkey and this soup was a great one. A little bland until I added some garlic powder and cayenne pepper because I like some spice. Other than that I followed the recipe. My family enjoyed it very much. Very easy. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2015
Using beef broth made me like turkey soup! I never knew why I didn't care for poultry soups I made before, always feeling like something was missing. The beef broth was the answer to that question! Now I won't lose sleep at night wondering about it ;) Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
This was my first soup! Will be making this again Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2014
Great recipe! Added 6oz of craisins and replaced rotini with 1 cup orzo. Don't let simmer too long. "Soup" portion will evaporate. Very large portion so I froze half of it for later. Best to add orzo or other pasta as you eat the soup so it doesn't turn to mush. Frozen in ziploc freezer bags. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
I consider any recipe to be a basic place to start. Everyone's tastes are different. This recipe is no different. Personally I like rice in my soups rather than pasta (although I love pasta dished) and in this soup I used pre-soaked Basmati rice in place of the pasta. I'm not one to measure ingredients I go by the "seat of my pants" as my dad would have said but stuck fairly close to the recipe otherwise. This was made with a carcass with which I made my stock and then the stock was de-boned. My brand of rice called for a 30 minute pre-soak so very little boiling was required ( 10 minutes). I ended up with about 8 cups of liquid to which I added 1-1/2t. of both beef base and chicken base and granulated garlic. Otherwise no alterations were made. You might like a touch of cayenne or other hot pepper if you like a little heat in your soups. Overall a very good place to start to make your own version. All Recipes is my "go to" cooking site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2015
I made this recipe as is the first time and found the broth to be far too rich but definitely worth tweaking. I substituted the stock for broth and added 3 cups of water and cut the pepper down to 1/2 tsp. These changes definitely helped suit our tastebuds. The beef broth does add a nice more hearty flavor and this is a great use for turkey leftovers and the family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing Mongolia11! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2015
I sauteed the veg and the chicken in pot with olive oil and some garlic celery salt dill pepper. I used 32oz box of low salt chicken broth w/ 1 14.5 oz reg. chicken broth and 1 14 oz. Beef broth. I also added about 4 cups of water. Added 1cup small pasta about 30 minutes prior to serving. I also added 1 can potatoes cut up. 9/20/15 Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
Very impressed with this soup. Simple ingredients that combined give it a complex flavor and richness. I agree the beef stock really adds another dimension to it. Great recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2015
It was not as tasty that I like it definitely needs some attention in the flavor aspect Read More
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