Turkey Dumpling Soup Recipe
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Turkey Dumpling Soup Recipe

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Simmering up a big pot of this soup is one of my favorite holiday traditions. This is a variation on a recipe my mom made while I was growing up. My husband and children can't get enough of the tender dumplings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + simmering
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + simmering
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 meaty leftover turkey carcass (from an 11-pound turkey)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • SOUP INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2/3 cup milk

Directions

  1. In a stock pot, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 hours.
  2. Remove carcass and allow to cool. Remove meat and set aside 4 cups for soup (refrigerate any remaining meat for another use); discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces. Strain broth, discarding vegetables and bay leaf.
  3. Return broth to pan; add the onion, celery, carrots and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add corn, peas and reserved turkey. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  4. Combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Turkey Dumpling Soup in Country Woman November/December 2000, p29

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"When I was spring cleaning my freezer, I found some turkey frames I'd saved. This made a great rainy-day meal in May. I used celery tops to make the broth, and frozen mixed vegetables for the soup."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"I'm not overly fond of turkey, but loved this soup when I wanted to use up the turkey frame from Thanksgiving. I didn't have enough biscuit mix, so used a homemade recipe for the dumplings. They were nestled amidst the vegetables and bubbling gravy and looked so yummy. Later I cooked a whole chicken and made this recipe again......delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"I'm not overly fond of turkey, but loved this soup when I wanted to use up the turkey frame from Thanksgiving. I didn't have enough biscuit mix, so used a homemade recipe for the dumplings. They were nestled amidst the vegetables and bubbling gravy, and all of it was so good! I liked it so much, I laterI cooked a whole chicken and made the soup using this recipe.......delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"I'm not overly fond of turkey, but loved this soup when i wanted to use up the turkey frame from Thanksgiving. I didn't have enough biscuit mix, so used a homemade recipe for the dumplings. They were nestled amidst the vegetables and bubbling gravy, and all of it was so good! I liked it so much, I cooked a whole chicken and made the soup using this recipe.......delicious!"

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