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Turkey Soup

 Turkey Soup
My daughter got this recipe from her husband's mother. As in many households, our turkey gets picked over for a few days after the holidays. When the carcass is almost clean, it's time to make soup! This soup is especially good on cold winter nights when it's snowing...which happens a lot where I live!
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 14-pound turkey)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash poultry seasoning
  • Salt, optional
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder


  • Place turkey carcass, water and broth in a large soup kettle. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove carcass from stock. Remove any meat and dice. Return to stock
  • along with rice, onion, celery, carrots, bay leaf and poultry
  • seasoning. Add remaining seasonings to taste. Cover and simmer over
  • medium-low heat until the rice is cooked. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 8
  • servings (3 quarts).