Leftover Thanksgiving Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is the best gosh darn soup! MIL makes it every year and I finagled the recipe from her..I know it sounds weird but its heavenly. She got the recipe out of a store flyer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté first 4 ingredients for 2 minutes then cover and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add next 4 ingredients and cover and cook on low for 15 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook until leftovers dissolve and barley is plump.


Most Helpful

This turned out wonderfully! I made a double batch with the leftovers from the Thanksgiving dinner I made while visiting a friend in Florida. He took it to work for "potluck" and they all wanted the recipe. I used more barley than called for as I wanted to ensure a "stew" consistency rather than a soup. I was sorry I could not take any home on the plane!

Dedradee December 16, 2008

Very good!! Roasted a turkey, complete with all the traditional trimmings yesterday. Took advantage of the leftovers to make this soup, glad I did. It was so full of flavor, and quite filling. Thanks for a new tradition for Thanksgiving leftovers, Marla.

HisMonie February 10, 2008

Was making this with some "Thanksgiving practice" leftovers and realized I only had one can of chicken broth and no boullion cubes (to make broth) so I improvised! Replace two cans broth with one can each of cream of celery and cream of chicken soup. OMIT: mashed potatoes, barley, and gravy. Prepare per recipe, then bake into a pot pie crust. BEST. POT PIE RECIPE. EVER. Will try this as a soup next time I have all the ingredients ^_^ ???

peace_love_chickens2 November 09, 2015

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