Homemade Turkey Soup Recipe

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Homemade Turkey Soup Recipe
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Homemade Turkey Soup Recipe

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4.5 79 70
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You can make the most of even the smallest pieces of leftover meat on your holiday turkey. I simmer the bones to get the rich flavor, then easily remove any meat that remains. I add rice, vegetables and cream soup for a hearty turkey soup that's tasty and economical. —June Sangrey, Manheim, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours 35 min.
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 10- to 12-pound turkey)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

Directions

Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot; add the water, onion, salt and bay leaves. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Remove carcass; cool. Strain broth and skim fat. Discard onion and bay leaves. Return broth to the pan. Add the carrots, rice, celery and chopped onion; cover and simmer until rice and vegetables are tender.
Remove turkey from bones; discard bones and cut turkey into bite-size pieces. Add turkey and cream soup to broth; heat through. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Homemade Turkey Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p23

  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 10- to 12-pound turkey)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  1. Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot; add the water, onion, salt and bay leaves. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove carcass; cool. Strain broth and skim fat. Discard onion and bay leaves. Return broth to the pan. Add the carrots, rice, celery and chopped onion; cover and simmer until rice and vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove turkey from bones; discard bones and cut turkey into bite-size pieces. Add turkey and cream soup to broth; heat through. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Homemade Turkey Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p23

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bttmartin User ID: 4394600 282055
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2018

"This was excellent I made it tonight I added a little half-and-half at the end and some corn starch"

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 281806
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2018

"Used leftover holiday turkey carcass to make this and it was very easy and delicious! I left the onions in the broth for extra flavor. I think the basic recipe and subing egg noodles would be very good also."

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No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 281647
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2018

"This was good but it needed additional seasonings, ie poultry seasoning, seasoned salt, pepper. I also added more rice than the recipe called for. Will make again."

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 279607
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2017

"I prepared this soup tonight and it is a five-star winner. I followed the recipe except I substituted noodles for the rice as several reviewers did. I used the healthy cream of chicken soup as well. Both hubby and I loved the soup and will have it again.

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Magdalena User ID: 9277200 276128
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2017

"I would really like to make it tonight, but a quick question - We are talking about already baked in the oven for the Thanksgiving dinner turkey carcass - not raw bones and meat leftover from some other turkey dish, right?"

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SherriJ10 User ID: 6502392 242148
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"Great, easy recipes. Although I did choose to alter certain things like using some fat free half and half and a few tablespoons of flour instead of the soup, I appreciate your recipe! Thank you to those who kindly posted their substitutions for their own reasons and didn't blast the poster. Kindness goes a long way."

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kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 240900
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"My whole family loved this soup. I used egg noodles instead of rice (I added them at the end of the cooking process). What a great way to use the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving or Christmas."

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mommayor User ID: 6425768 238766
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"Delicious! easy to make. I left the onions in the broth instead of straining them out and then adding more.. My family love it!"

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teryn69 User ID: 6818421 238351
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"You couldn't pay me to use canned soup in any dish. I had leftover gravy, that was all the creaminess it needed!"

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Leihoku User ID: 5897138 238246
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"I made this today and it turned out great. What a great idea to use the leftover turkey carcass. I added poultry seasoning, garlic and I had some leftover canned corn, which I drained and added to the soup. I would make this again! I thought the cream of chicken soup added a nice creaminess to the soup."

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