Turkey Leftovers Soup Recipe

Turkey Leftovers Soup Recipe

How To Make Turkey Leftovers Soup

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and for sure there will be leftovers. Turn the extra turkey dish into this rich and flavorful leftovers soup. Try it!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 12 minutes
Total: 1 hour 32 minutes



  • 1tspolive oil
  • 2carrotspeeled and chopped
  • 1onionchopped
  • 1stalkcelerychopped
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 1turkey carcass
  • 4cupschicken stock
  • 4cupswater
  • 1bayleaf
  • 1cupfresh parsley
  • 1cupthyme
  • 2cupsleftover roast turkeypulled into bite-sized pieces
  • 1carrotfinely diced
  • 2tbsp.fresh tarragonchopped


  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 for about 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Pour in wine and bring to a simmer. Add turkey carcass, chicken stock, water, bay leaf, and bouquet garni; bring mixture to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 hour. Skim any fat that comes to the surface and discard.

  4. 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.


  • Calories: 1046.54kcal
  • Fat: 40.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.27g
  • Fiber: 1.97g
  • Sugar: 4.35g
  • Protein: 149.39g
  • Cholesterol: 491.93mg
  • Sodium: 938.86mg
  • Calcium: 132.84mg
  • Potassium: 1819.72mg
  • Iron: 7.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 348.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.91mg
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