Recipe by Michelle Manning
"I developed this soup when trying to figure out to do with Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. It is delicious and will turn turkey dinner leftovers into an exciting new dish. You can use any leftover vegetables or omit the cranberry sauce. My family loves it with the cranberry sauce. "
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roast turkey carcass
fresh green beans, trimmed
1 (16 ounce) can
jellied cranberry sauce
1 (16 ounce) can
whole berry cranberry sauce
poultry seasoning, such as Bell's
salt and pepper to taste
This was such a fun idea I had to try it. Soup turned out yummy, only change I made was to add leftover gravy instead of cranberry sauce. The stuffing dumplings were really great, my hubby and kids loved them too. Thanks for the recipe.
Alot of work. My family was not overly impressed. I think I would cut back on the poultry seasoning. The Suffing balls were tasty but got a little mushy when put into the soup. I am just not sure we would do again.
This was a unique and easy way to use turkey leftovers and the rest of the dinner too! I made a few substitutions: we replaced the cranberry jelly with leftover candied yams (pecans and all!), and rolled the dumplings in cornmeal after the egg for a bit of a crunch (it also helped them stick better). When serving, we put the dumpling at the bottom of the bowl and poured the soup on top. I love the versatility of this dish!
This is great! Of course, soup is one of those things everyone does different, so I did change some stuff. Mainly, just used more carrot, rutabaga, and peas instead of the green beans and poultry seasoning. I added some leftover gravy to the broth and it was so flavorful I didn't even need to use bouillon, just some salt. Lastly, the stuffing balls are time consuming, but worth it. I thought they might be weird, but not at all. If you take a teaspoon and squish the stuffing into it against the side of the bowl, it's easier and quicker to make them nice and smooth so they are easier to brown, and stay together better. Oh, and I didn't find that the can of cranberry added much to it, either way. Would probly skip that next time.
I have to tell you that this is a fail proof recipe. Delicious. My neighbors came back for thirds. We froze half of it. It's that good! It's in the arsenal!
Wonderful! Couple of things I did different -No cranberry - I have one cranberry hater and one turnip hater so I omitted those :) -and I used whole egg with the stuffing mix (misread the recipe there) and then instead of using the skillet - I baked the stuffing dumplings with a bit of spray. Thanks for a VERY original idea - everyone raved :)
Delicious, and such a great use for leftovers! I put in some leftover corn casserole and the gravy. The dumplings are awesome!
I have not tried this yet, but the stuffing dumplings is genius!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Turkey Soup with Dressing Dumplings
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 220
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