Turkey Soup

Turkey Soup Recipe

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Jacque Hodges


Everyone but my Mom (too many mushrooms) loves this one. If I make it for Mom the mushrooms are left out. This is a great recipe to use after Thanksgiving when you're trying to figure out what to do with all the left-overs.

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30 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


turkey carcass
2 qt
1 medium
onion, halved
1/2 tsp
bay leaves
1 c
carrots, chopped
1 c
uncooked rice
1/3 c
chopped celery
1/4 c
chopped onion
1 can(s)
condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 pkg
sliced mushrooms (optional)
meat from the turkey carcass. i used meat from a turkey i had cooked at an earlier time and frozen.

How to Make Turkey Soup


  • 1Place turkey carcass in a stockpot. Add water, onion, salt, and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
    Or...skip this step and use previously made stock of any kind-chicken, turkey, or vegetable.
  • 2Remove carcass, cool. Strain broth and skim off fat. Discard onion and bay leaves. Return the broth to the pan.
    or..use 2 quarts of previously made broth as mentioned above.
  • 3Add carrots, rice, celery, chopped onion, and mushrooms to the broth and simmer until rice and vegetables are tender. 20-45 minutes depending on what kind of rice you use.
  • 4Add turkey from the carcass or leftover frozen turkey. Add cream soup and heat through.
  • 5Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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About Turkey Soup

Course/Dish: Turkey Soups