- 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 12- to 14-pound turkey)
- 4-1/2 quarts water
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 1 medium carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 celery rib, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
- 4 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot; add the water, onion, carrot and celery. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
- Discard the carcass. Strain broth through a cheesecloth-lined colander. If using immediately, skim fat. Or cool, then refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight; remove fat from surface before using. (Broth may be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for 4-6 months.)
- Place the soup ingredients in a stockpot; add the broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/3 cups each).
Reviews forChunky Turkey Soup
"I found this a little low on flavor, especially considering the curry and cumin. Not bad, though, and a great way to use up that turkey carcass that I've always hated wasting."
"I would increase the bouillon to 6 tsp, I used 3 c turkey, and more carrots than called for. It's got a lot of broth, needs more stuff to be "chunky." but it's excellent. I use low-sodium bouillon so that may be an issue also. Very tasty."