"A recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. Instead of the turkey carcass, you can use 3 to 4 pounds of turkey necks, backs, and wings. Serve the soup with Parmesan cheese." — kdonofrio
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roast turkey carcass, cut into pieces
Spanish onion, chopped
whole black peppercorns
red onion, chopped
parsnip, peeled and diced
rutabagas, peeled and diced
minced Italian parsley
salt and black pepper to taste
uncooked orzo pasta
i thought this was a delicious, savory and seasonal fall dish. i had never made anything with parsnips or rutabaga before so it was also sort of exciting. i'm not sure why the recipe didn't actually include turkey itself, but i added that along with some mushrooms and red pepper. also, we had stuff our turkey with rosemary and thyme so i added that to the stock. great soup that everyone enjoyed.
I was quite disappointed with this recipe. It sat wrong in my stomach and I burped it for hours afterwards. It was kinda bland and not at all as good as the other reviewers said. I followed the recipe exactly, other than subbing brown rice for the orzo. We won't make this again :-(
I just made this soup and it is excellent! Very flavorful. I didn't add the orzo as there were already so many vegetables, but I hope to do so next time. I baked the turkey carcass overnight in water first to make the broth stronger-- I don't think 3 hours would have done it. I added the turkey meat when finished, as well as an extra clove of garlic. You can't go wrong with this soup!
I love soups & stews in the winter months and this is so good. The rutabaga and parsnip give this just the right hint of sweetness. My teenaged grand daughter, having eaten neither, really liked it as I think this would be excellent using just bullion cubes.
Turkey soup has always been a challenge for me. Mine always came out short on flavor. With this recipe, the homemade stock makes all the difference--well worth the effort. Although the only spices are salt and pepper, the combination of the roasted turkey flavor with the subtle nuance the root vegetables add is wonderful. This was a clear winner with my family too. The nutritional info has to be wrong, though. I can't see where 2,200+ calories per serving is right.
Fantastic soup. My favourite soup for turkey leftovers yet!! Thanks so much.
This broth has great flavor...so good! I will use this recipe everytime I make a turkey.
The kids (including the guest kid) each had four servings of this soup, so I'd have to give it a thumbs up. I did add a little tiny bit of chopped meat to it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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