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Leftover Turkey Carcass Soup

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Don't throw that turkey carcass away – use it to make leftover turkey soup! ...MORE+ LESS-

Bev Cooks
April 19, 2017

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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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More About This Recipe
  • Nobody will complain about leftover turkey when you reinvent it with delicious broth and colorful veggies in this awesome turkey soup. Carcass. I know. I went there. You're not surprised though. It's not the actual skeleton that makes me giggle, it's the word. Carcass. CARCASS. I don't know why, but my tickle box is on overdrive when I think or say or sing (it's true) that word. So T-giving is over and you've got this enormous turkey carcass staring at you. Gobbbblleee goooobbbblleeee, from the haunted soul of yesterday. Ew, let's forget I said that. Instead, let's make soup! Just get the rest of the meat carved off and use that skeleton in a MOST flavorful turkey soup that seriously doesn't take long to pull together. Like, two hours. But it's hands off. So you can watch football. And drink Bloody Marys. I know how you are. Soup's on! You're gonna freak over this. Gobble gobble.

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