Prep 30m Cook 8h Additional - Ready In 8h 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 246.1

This easy and filling soup is a wonderful way to make the most out of leftover turkey or chicken, and it tastes great!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • ½ cup milk, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place turkey carcass in large slow cooker and cover with broth, water, and lemon juice. Add carrots, celery, onion, parsley, bay leaves, garlic, pepper, thyme, poultry seasoning, oregano, dill, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  2. 2 Cook on High for 4 hours. Remove carcass from soup, separate meat from bones. Return meat to the slow cooker and discard bones. Continue cooking on High for 4 hours more.
  3. 3 Bring a pot of water to a boil 30 minutes before serving. In the meantime, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, and rosemary in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add enough milk to create a thick batter that pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  4. 4 Drop rounded spoonfuls of dumpling batter into the boiling water. Reduce heat to low and let simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Serve cooked dumplings on top of the turkey soup.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 246.1
  • Carbohydrate 29.4 g
  • Cholesterol 17.5 mg
  • Fat 10.8 g
  • Fiber 3.5 g
  • Protein 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sodium 1929.2 mg
  • Sugar 7 g

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Chef's Notes

The turkey can easily be replaced with chicken.
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