Turkey is truly one of my favourite dishes. A roast turkey with family and friends is one of my favourite meals and the best part of a turkey is always the leftovers! As soon as dinner is over we take all the meat off the turkey and throw the carcass in a pot and cover it with water. Add dried rosemary, bay leaves, parsley and salt.
Next step – boil the turkey bones in water for 24 hours. This ensures that all of the flavour and marrow is released from the bones. In a clean pot, sauté celery and onion in olive oil with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Then, drain the homemade turkey broth through a fine sieve into the pot with celery. Add carrots, rosemary, turkey, parsley and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer until carrots are cooked through (approximately 1 hour). Serve with lemon or limes to squeeze into the soup.
- Carcass of turkey
- 3 tbsp dried rosemary
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp salt
Place all ingredients in a large pot.
Use enough water to ensure turkey bones are completely covered.
Boil for 24 hours covered.
Add more water if needed.
- Homemade turkey broth see recipe
- 4-6 cups chopped cooked turkey
- 4 cups sliced carrots
- 4 cups sliced celery
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 drops tabasco
Pour olive oil into a large pot, add celery, garlic and onion and saute until onion is clear.
Add homemade turkey broth, turkey carrots, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and cook until carrots are soft (approximately 1 hour).
Add lemon juice and tabasco and bring to a boil.
Serve with sliced lemon or lime to be squeezed into soup.
Victoria Ess says
I love turkey soup!! I think it’s almost better than turkey dinners themselves! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
This looks delicious. Perfect for a winter dinner! So glad I found you at the Wine’d Down Wednesday party.
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Laurie B says
Thank you for sharing I love making soups and have yet to find a good turkey one. It sounds like this just might be the one for me.
I love turkey, so I think I’ll love this soup! Great way to use the leftovers.
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the soup is great for left over and then ilie that you do not wste any thing and then you can add what you liek to and your taste
Rosanne Robinson says
This recipe sounds delicious, can’t wait to try it! :-)
My wife and I roast turkeys several times a year and have a need for a great recipe to replace the kinda mediocre one we always reluctantly use. This could be the one! Thanks.
Carpentier Sylvie says
I love soup, sure I will try this one ?
Amy Heffernan says
I love a good turkey soup! This sounds divine!
It doesn’t mention in the recipe when to add the 4 to 6 cups of Turkey just wondering when I should thanks for your time
Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
My apologies! I have added it in now – turkey goes in with the carrots etc.