Greens and Beans Turkey Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours


10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 25, 2023
On winter evenings, we like nothing better than a piping hot bowl of soup. This one uses the turkey carcass to make a flavorful stock for the soup. —Susan Albert, Jonesburg, Missouri
Greens and Beans Turkey Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 12-pound turkey)
  • 9 cups water
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place turkey carcass in a stockpot; add water, celery and onion. Slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 2 hours.
  2. Remove carcass and cool. Strain broth through a cheesecloth-lined colander; discard vegetables. Skim fat. Remove meat from bones and cut into bite-sized pieces; discard bones. Return broth and meat to pot.
  3. Add beans, spinach, chopped onion, bouillon, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 105 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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