Turkey Soup Recipes

Get all the best turkey soup recipes, whether you're looking to make turkey soup from a turkey carcass or you want to make a creamy turkey and rice soup using turkey broth.

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Turkey Carcass Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
A great way to not waste a single bite of turkey. This is a delicious soup and one of my favorites. If you want to freeze some, leave out the potatoes.

Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Carcass Soup

Rating: 4.48 stars
This easy and delicious turkey soup is made using leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I usually make cornbread muffins to serve with it.

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Turkey Wild Rice Soup II

Rating: 4.65 stars
This soup will warm your home and your heart. True Northern comfort food. Save Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey leftovers just so that you can make this yummy soup. I created this recipe using leftovers that I had frozen.

Tex-Mex Turkey Soup

Rating: 4.75 stars
Not only is this soup yummy, it sure beats leftover turkey sandwiches for days on end following a holiday!

Turkey Posole

Rating: 4.6 stars
An authentic rural Mexican dish usually prepared with pork, posole is traditionally eaten at New Year's. This version is a great way to unload those turkey leftovers! Garnish with crisp tortilla chips, shredded green cabbage, and a squeeze of lime.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
With leftover holiday turkey and just a few pantry and refrigerator staples, this Instant Pot® turkey soup is a great recipe for busy weeknights.

Homemade Turkey Soup

Rating: 4.54 stars
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.

Thanksgiving Turkey Congee

Rating: 4.67 stars
My dad used to make huge Thanksgiving dinners, and the morning after, we would be treated to delicious turkey congee. Congee is a Chinese rice porridge traditionally eaten for breakfast or brunch, but I personally eat it any time. It is also very good for digestion and has excellent health benefits. Although I've been having congee since I was a baby, it remains for me the ultimate comfort food.

"The Day After" Turkey Soup

Rating: 4.56 stars
This is a family favorite and nobody knows how easy it is to make! I love that it's gluten-free!

Smoked Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
Very delicious, very savory, robust and slightly sweet soup that warms the body and the soul. Serve with corn bread.

Easy Turkey Taco Soup

Rating: 4.61 stars
Easy soup to make using ingredients that I always have on hand. My husband loves this stuff. He likes to put a big spoonful of leftover mashed potatoes in the bowl and cover it with the soup. I like it served with corn chips and grated cheese. For a spicier soup, add a few diced jalapenos.

Inspiration and Ideas

We're Not Finished With You Yet, Turkey Carcass
Use your leftover turkey carcass for turkey noodle soup, tortilla soup, congee, and other filling and flavorful recipes.
Southwestern Turkey Soup
Rating: Unrated
"Loved it—made a second batch right away. This will be my go-to recipe for leftover chicken also." – dlpal

Classic Turkey and Rice Soup

Rating: 4.27 stars

Is there anything as warm as a bowl of soup made with the leftovers of a meal that you shared with your family?