post thanksgiving turkey soup

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

got leftovers? this is adapted from marion cunningham, and would make fannie farmer proud!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. add all ingredients, except turkey, with 10 c water to a large pot.
  2. bring to a boil, lower to simmer, stir well to break up stuffing.
  3. cook 1 1/2 hrs.
  4. add remaining 1 1/2 c water and turkey and simmer 10 minutes more.
  5. remove carcass.
  6. adjust seasonings, serve.


Most Helpful

I didn't have any stuffing- but used everything else listed. I also included 2 bay leafs, 10 peppercorns, and some kosher salt. Turned out really well. I think the gravy gave it alot of additional flavour. Thanks Chia.

Miraklegirl November 19, 2003

This soup is made after every turkey we've ever had. I grew up on this wonderful soup my mom has been making forever. The only difference is that she uses rice instead of our stuffing, because there's never any left.

kelly in TO October 13, 2008

My family LOVED this soup! I used a carcass from a 7 lb. roaster chicken and it was wonderful. Unfortunately, I found out too late that someone had eaten my leftover stuffing, so I had to skip that and I used noodles instead. Next time, hopefully I'll be able to try the stuffing, but it was still great this way. Thanks for posting. With your recipes, I'm getting pretty good at this soup making stuff ;)

Karen=^..^= January 16, 2005

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