Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings

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  • Published Apr 25th
  • Servings8
  • Calories404
This is a yummy variation of that traditional use of the leftover turkey. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings for 8 servings:

  • 1 picked over turkey carcass
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 small rutabaga, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked turkey, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 slices white bread, quartered
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings easily:

  1. 1 Combine turkey carcass, water, 1 cup celery, 2 carrots, onion, 2 teaspoons salt, thyme, bouillon, and bay leaf in large 4 quart stockpot. Bring to boiling. Lower heat, and cover. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Strain stock, and discard solids. Skim off fat using ladle or fat separator. Pick meat off bones when cooled. Reserve meat.
  2. 2 Combine 6 tablespoons flour and 1/2 cup milk in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake to combine. Pour stock into pot. Bring to simmering. Strain flour mixture through sieve into stock, stirring.
  3. 3 Slice remaining 3 carrots. Add rutabaga, ground pepper, remaining 1/2 cup celery, and sliced carrots. Simmer 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  4. 4 While the soup is simmering, prepare the dumplings. Combine parsley and bread in processor; whirl until medium size crumbs. Add 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; process just until combined. Add 1/2 cup milk and butter; process using on-off pulses just until blended.
  5. 5 Drop mounded tablespoons of dumpling mixture into simmering soup. Place cover on pot. Cook for 12 minutes, or until dumplings are dry in center. Add turkey meat; cook 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 404 calories; 16.7 grams of fat; 32.2 grams of carbohydrates; 29.9 grams of protein; 91 milligrams of cholesterol; 1067 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 10th 2006

    This was easy and delicious! My husband, who is not a turkey soup fan, loved this dish. The soup was thicker than a broth and full of vegetables and meat. The dumplings turned out perfect ...

  2. Feb 16th 2006

    This was the best recipe for turkey soup I have ever come across, it was just delicous. I followed the directions exactly with exception to the addition of potatoes and I removed the rutaba ...

  3. Jan 12th 2006

    Great soup for leftover turkey. I didn't make the dumplings and omitted the rutabaga (whatever that is??) I used more bouillon probably 6 cubes or so. Came out really great!!Freezes great too!

  4. Nov 29th 2005

    Incredibly delicious soup Christine! I cheated and made the dumplings with Bisquik and added a few more seasonings. Perfect dinner on this windy and very rainy night. Thanks so much!

  5. Nov 19th 2005

    I have made this several times and I think it is delicious --the dumplings are great. I've tried it with and without the rutabaga and now believe it does not matter whether it is there. Fres ...

  6. Dec 12th 2004

    This soup is awesome! Pure comfort food. I made this using the Thanksgiving turkey carcass. I pressed a few (4 or 5) large cloves of garlic while making the broth. I omitted the rutabega ...

  7. Jan 1st 2003

    Great recipe. Family loved it. For the dumplings, I "cheated" and cut refrigerated biscuits dough in small pices and just dropped them in the broth. Turned out great!!!

  8. Nov 18th 2002

    Yum. My darling husband, (some like to refer to him as "Mr. Clean" because he's so tidy) was being helpful by cleaning up and threw out the turkey carcus. I did however cut the recipe in 1 ...

  9. Nov 28th 2000

    I had to cook the soup for quite a bit longer than the recipie recommended to get the dumplings cooked. After this, the soup and the dumplings were quite good. I also found that after allo ...