After-Thanksgiving Soup

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I know - I know, there are plenty of good soup recipes out there that will use up the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, however this is the one that my family prefers so I need to save it here for them. Mild flavors for my mild-flavored kids. Can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove top. Instructions include both.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slow Cooker instructions.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients into the slow cooker.
  3. Cook over low heat for 6-8 hours.
  4. Stove Top instructions.
  5. Combine all of the ingredients into a large soup kettle.
  6. Simmer at least one hour or until the carrots are tender and the barley soft.


Most Helpful

This is an easy and good hot meal! I had a snow day today and not a lot of ingredients in the fridge except for a little left over turkey I had to use up so this recipe was perfect. I followed your directions exactly except I added an additional can of chicken broth. Then I cooked it in my crockpot on low for 8 hours. I'm glad I added the additional chicken broth because this turned out more like a stew than a soup. I think next time I will add even more (or reduce the amount of barley used). It also tasted a little more "savory" than I would have liked, so next time I think I will use only ab ouyt 1 teaspoon of thyme. All in all, though it was a great soup for a cold snowy day. Thanks acerast for sharing.

Denise in da Kitchen February 14, 2007

Had some turkey in the freezer and needed to use it up. This is a delicious soup! Thanks acerast

RecipeNut January 31, 2007

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