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Leftover Turkey Carcass Soup

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Use up every bit of your holiday leftovers by turning what remains of your roast turkey into an authentic homestyle soup. Impress everyone with the easy made-from-scratch broth, then add in tender sweet potatoes, succulent pearl onions, colorful mixed vegetables and leftover turkey meat.
by: Bev Cooks
Updated Dec 6, 2019
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  • 1 turkey carcass, trimmed of the meat
  • 2 packs (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 carrot, cut into 3-inch chunks
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb package frozen vegetables or Cascadian Farm™ Frozen Organic Mixed Vegetables
  • 4 cups shredded turkey meat
  • 2 pinches salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, for garnish


  • 1
    In a large stock pot, add the turkey carcass, stock, water, celery, onion, carrot and one bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2
    Remove the carcass with tongs and discard. Pour the stock through a large strainer into a bowl. Discard the solids.
  • 3
    Back in the stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add the sweet potato and pearl onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and bloom for 30 seconds. Add the frozen veggies, turkey meat, remaining bay leaf and reserved turkey stock. Let simmer another 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes have become tender.
  • 4
    Serve with parsley and crackers!

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  • This leftover turkey soup is a serious case of waste not, want not! Make use of every scrap of your roasted bird by cooking up a classic broth-based soup using the remaining carcass of the turkey. Looking for more ways to cut down on holiday waste? We have lots of ideas for reinventing leftover turkey meat.
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