Basic Turkey Soup Recipe

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Basic Turkey Soup Recipe
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Basic Turkey Soup Recipe

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Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota notes, "I simmer a rich broth using the turkey carcass, then add favorite vegetables and sometimes noodles."
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • TURKEY BROTH:
  • 1 leftover turkey carcass
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 celery rib with leaves
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP:
  • 8 cups turkey broth
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups sliced carrots, celery and/or other vegetables
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups diced cooked turkey

Directions

Place all broth ingredients in a large soup kettle; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 25 minutes. Strain broth; discard bones and vegetables. Cool; skim fat. Use immediately for turkey vegetable soup or refrigerate and use within 24 hours.
For soup, combine broth, bouillon, pepper, vegetables and onion in a large soup kettle. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add turkey and heat through. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Basic Turkey Soup in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 136 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 1024mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

  • TURKEY BROTH:
  • 1 leftover turkey carcass
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 celery rib with leaves
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 whole peppercorns
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP:
  • 8 cups turkey broth
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups sliced carrots, celery and/or other vegetables
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups diced cooked turkey
  1. Place all broth ingredients in a large soup kettle; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 25 minutes. Strain broth; discard bones and vegetables. Cool; skim fat. Use immediately for turkey vegetable soup or refrigerate and use within 24 hours.
  2. For soup, combine broth, bouillon, pepper, vegetables and onion in a large soup kettle. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add turkey and heat through. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Basic Turkey Soup in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p45

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hkovack User ID: 7218267 278454
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

"I was surprised how tasty this was. I took the shortcut route and used a bag of frozen vegetable soup mix! Delicious!"

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millstone User ID: 3337307 424
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"Great recipe. easy to make and great on a cold day. I look forward to this soup every time I make a turkey; for me, it's the reward for all the work on the stuffing and sides. I always add noodles, about the same amount of meat and less vegetables."

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WhatcomGirl User ID: 6947134 421
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I really enjoyed this simple turkey soup. The broth is rich and easy to make. I added edamame to the list of vegetables."

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caglaser User ID: 3870171 519
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I had family after Thanksgiving and they just raved about this tirkey soup"

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dieter's mom User ID: 3847129 300
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"This is THE best recipe for turkey soup I have ever made or tasted. I have used the carcass of a turkey & also the carcass of just a turkey breast. Great recipe."

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