"This is a yummy variation of that traditional use of the leftover turkey." — Christine L.
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picked over turkey carcass
1 1/2 cups
ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds
cooked turkey, cubed
white bread, quartered
1 1/4 cups
I had to cook the soup for quite a bit longer than the recipie recommended to get the dumplings cooked. After this, the soup and the dumplings were quite good. I also found that after allowing the mixture to thicken in the refrigerator overnight, it made a most delicious stew for dinner the next evening.
Followed directions minus dumplings. Sad to say that this was not flavorful at all (after hours of work) and the flavor it had was dominated by thyme.
This soup is awesome! Pure comfort food. I made this using the Thanksgiving turkey carcass. I pressed a few (4 or 5) large cloves of garlic while making the broth. I omitted the rutabega, added 5 small potatoes,added some fresh basil I had on hand for another recipe, and added a bit of salt. The flour/milk mixture makes a nice creamy broth. I do not have a food processor, therefore I used another recipe I had for the dumplings. Will definately be making this recipe again and again! Thanks Christine...
Great soup for leftover turkey. I didn't make the dumplings and omitted the rutabaga (whatever that is??) I used more bouillon probably 6 cubes or so. Came out really great!!Freezes great too!
Incredibly delicious soup Christine! I cheated and made the dumplings with Bisquik and added a few more seasonings. Perfect dinner on this windy and very rainy night. Thanks so much!
I have made this recipe for several years on the day after Thanksgiving. The only variation I have made is by substituting the rutabagas with potatoes. My family always looks forward to this soup and I highly recommend it.
This was the best recipe for turkey soup I have ever come across, it was just delicous. I followed the directions exactly with exception to the addition of potatoes and I removed the rutabaga. I did make the parsley dumplings but both DH and I didn't really care for them, they are very gummy and heavy in texture and there isn't a lot of flavour. I don't believe I will ever use another turkey soup recipe, but I will likely not make the dumplings again. **EDIT** I just wanted to add that this soup is even better the next day and the dumplings, while still a little on the heavy side, taste MUCH better!
Excellent! Did not make the dumplings. I added fine egg noodles to it instead. Everyone loved it. Even my fussy toddler.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 407
** Calories from Fat: 150
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