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Reinvented Turkey Leftovers Soup Recipe
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How to Make Turkey Soup
Turn leftover turkey into hearty, healthy, delicious soup. See more

Reinvented Turkey Leftovers Soup

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"Reinvent turkey leftovers with this simple method for making turkey soup. Simmer turkey bones with onion, carrots, celery, and herbs for a tasty broth. Just add chopped leftover turkey meat and the soup is ready!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 12 mins

    1 hr 32 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir 2 chopped carrots, onion, and celery until onion is golden, 7 to 10 minutes. Pour in wine and bring to a simmer. Add turkey carcass, chicken stock, water, bay leaf, and bouquet garni; bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 hour. Skim any fat that comes to the surface and discard.
  3. Remove turkey carcass and strain soup into a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in leftover turkey and diced carrot; simmer until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh tarragon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 26, 2012

The soup was easy, quick and sooo delicious. The one thing that I changed was that I added four more cups of water. The soup was still full of flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2013

I thought this was okay, but a bit bland. I also added way more vegetables than the suggested amount, because I figure extra veggies are always good for the family.

Nov 25, 2012

This recipe was simple, concise, and delicious! Very easy to prepare, just loved the flavors! The only difference was I added some egg noodles and salt & pepper. Terrific turkey soup! Thank You for sharing.

Jan 11, 2013

Absolutely the best soup ever!!! My Mother-in-law always made turkey carcass soup but, this is by far the best ever! Thank you so much for your recipe!

Nov 28, 2013

Yum! Used White Wine Vinegar and Rosemary instead of white wine and thyme.

Nov 30, 2014

Great soup that can be improved with the addition of uncooked white or basmati rice.

Dec 29, 2013

The recipe was great with a couple of changes. We used 8 c. Of chicken broth for flavor. More vegetables, including potatoes, a little kitchen bouquet for deeper flavor, and rosemary instead of thyme. My family loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 532 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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