After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

After-Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

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"As much as my family loves Thanksgiving, they look forward to this cream soup using leftover turkey even more. It makes a big batch that we can enjoy for days. --Valorie Walker, Bradley, South Carolina"
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1 h 50 m servings
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  1. Place turkey carcass in a soup kettle or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove carcass; cool. Set aside 3 qt. broth. Remove turkey from bones and cut into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  2. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute the onions, carrots and celery in butter until tender. Reduce heat; stir in flour until blended. Gradually add 1 qt. of reserved broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Add cream, rice, salt, bouillon, pepper, remaining broth and reserved turkey. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender.

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This soup was incredible! Instead of using regular half and half, I used fat free, and it tasted great! And, another change I made was to put all the vegetables in the food processor, instead o...

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My whole family was disappointed with this recipe. I thought it was so blah... maybe too much flour?? (and I even cut it in HALF, along with the butter). I was so excited to make it, I really...

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This soup was incredible! Instead of using regular half and half, I used fat free, and it tasted great! And, another change I made was to put all the vegetables in the food processor, instead o...

Excellent soup! I roasted the turkey carcass in the oven for 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees (turning frequently not to burn) before boiling it to give it more flavor. I also added brown rice (he...

This is SOOOOO good! So yummy and so unique. I changed it a little bit- I omitted the celery (because I personally hate it), reduced the onions to 2, substituted brown rice medley for the whit...

I made this soup with a left over breast carcus that I cut filets out of. I added an additional carrot and used non fat half and half ti lighten the recipe a bit. I recommend that you make thi...

The BEST Turkey Soup I have ever eaten in my life. I actually hate turkey soup, but I needed to do something with leftover turkey I had. So Fixed this one. I didn't have any half and half so ...

Excellent soup. I cut way back on the butter, using approx, 2 T, and did not add the flour or the cream (trying to atone for my caloric sins) and it was perfectly fine without.

REALLY EXCELLENT soup! My husband was kinda "iffy" on it but he's not someone who considers soup to be a meal. Previous reviewers were right when they say this actually tastes better a day or ...

A good recipe. Not exactly sure how much stock I began with...I had a huge stock pot full to begin with, but ended up with a huge dutch oven full of soup with leftover stock to freeze... I did ...

This soup is the bomb! Wow! Just made it today for dinner and it was delicious. I never usually do anything with my leftovers from Thanksgiving, but this soup gave me an excuse to try. I foll...

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