Recipe By Allrecipes
Published Apr 4th
Prep 20m Cook 1h 12m Additional - Ready In 1h 32m
Servings 8 servings Calories 120.4

Reinvent turkey leftovers with this simple method for making turkey soup. Simmer turkey bones with onion, carrots, celery, and herbs for a tasty broth. Just add chopped leftover turkey meat and the soup is ready!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bouquet garni of fresh parsley and thyme
  • 2 cups leftover roast turkey, pulled into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir 2 chopped carrots, onion, and celery until onion is golden, 7 to 10 minutes. Pour in wine and bring to a simmer. Add turkey carcass, chicken stock, water, bay leaf, and bouquet garni; bring mixture to a boil.
  2. 2 Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 hour. Skim any fat that comes to the surface and discard.
  3. 3 Remove turkey carcass and strain soup into a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in leftover turkey and diced carrot; simmer until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh tarragon.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 120.4
  • Carbohydrate 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol 32.8 mg
  • Fat 4 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 531.5 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g


  1. Super simple and delicious soup. As per the title I made it a true leftovers soup and threw in a bit of extra stuffing and even some mashed potatoes. Don't worry they both dissipate into the soup. I had doubled (plus) the chicken broth in place of the water added a garlic clove with the - Read more ...
  2. No onions. Added milk and flour for a heavier broth and a few garlic cloves. Family loved:)
  3. Great soup that can be improved with the addition of uncooked white or basmati rice.
  4. The recipe was great with a couple of changes. We used 8 c. Of chicken broth for flavor. More vegetables including potatoes a little kitchen bouquet for deeper flavor and rosemary instead of thyme. My family loved it.
  5. Yum! Used White Wine Vinegar and Rosemary instead of white wine and thyme.
  6. I thought this was okay but a bit bland. I also added way more vegetables than the suggested amount because I figure extra veggies are always good for the family.
  7. Absolutely the best soup ever!!! My Mother-in-law always made turkey carcass soup but this is by far the best ever! Thank you so much for your recipe!
  8. The soup was easy quick and sooo delicious. The one thing that I changed was that I added four more cups of water. The soup was still full of flavor.
  9. This recipe was simple, concise, and delicious! Very easy to prepare, just loved the flavors! The only difference was I added some egg noodles and salt & pepper. Terrific turkey soup! Thank You for sharing.

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