Healthy Recipe: Homemade Turkey Soup

— Written By Homemade Turkey Soup

What better way to use those turkey leftovers than for a comforting, warm soup that is also good for you? If you have extra turkey after your holiday gatherings, put it in this homemade turkey soup recipe.

Homemade Turkey Soup

Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 quarts)

● 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. 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 a large pot. 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 back to pot and heat through.

Written By

Kerry Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKerry JonesCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Kerry Email Kerry N.C. Cooperative Extension, Polk County Center
Updated on Dec 1, 2020
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