Packed with veggies, turkey, color and nutrition, this hearty soup will warm ’em up right down to their toes. For an extra-special touch, top with shredded Parmesan cheese. —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
Homemade taste makes this chunky soup, priced at 94¢ per serving, a favorite of Elaine Bickford's. "We enjoy it with hot bread in winter and with salad in summer," she relates from Las Vegas, Nevada.
I found this recipe on the Internet, but it was too high in fat. After experimenting, I created a more nutritious version, I often double this chili-like soup to freeze or to share with friends.
—Julie Anderson of Bloomington, Illinois
Myrna Sisel of Green Bay, Wisconsin makes the most of her turkey by simmering the carcass to create this soup that's warm and comforting on a cold winter's day The golden broth is full of rice, barley and colorful veggies.
"Turkey and tomatoes are high on my list of favorite foods," writes Carol Brunelle of Ascutney, Vermont. "My husband grows the best tomatoes ever...and I made up this recipe to complement both ingredients. It's wonderful anytime of year, but I prefer to make it when the tomatoes, green peppers, basil and garlic are all fresh from our garden."
This is one of my "tried-and-true" recipes that I always make after Thanksgiving when the turkey leftovers are just about used up. The carcass makes a wonderful broth, and it's amazing how much more meat is made available after boiling those bones!
"I don't recall where I got this recipe, but it's my all-time favorite turkey soup. Everyone who has tried it agrees," writes Bobby Langley from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. "The sweet red pepper is what gives the soup its distinctive flavor."