Turkey Leftovers - Barley Soup

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Use the turkey leftovers to make this hearty soup. If everyone is tired of turkey, freeze it and enjoy it on a cold winter night with some crunchy french bread

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Broth---------.
  2. Combine onion carrots, bay leaf, peppercorns,parsley stocks, turkey carcass, water, chicken stock and tomatoes, in a stock pot.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  6. Strain.
  7. Soup-----------.
  8. In a clean stockpot, combine strained turkey broth, carrots, celery, rutabaga and pearl barley.
  9. Simmer for 30 minutes or until barley and veggies are tender.
  10. Add turkey, corn and kidney beans.
  11. Cook for a couple of minutes until heated through.
  12. Add Salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

Excellent! This soup is full of flavor, and it is very hardy. We used smoked turkey which gave the broth a smokey flavor, but I made this as you directed, but I didn't have a rutabaga so that was the only change. You just don't need anything else with this soup, except a hearty grain bread. Absolutely delightful. Thanks, Dorothy, for sharing your wonderful recipe.

Miss Annie December 01, 2003

This is an excellent soup! I had frozen some leftover turkey and broth, so I used it for the broth but added the onion, tomatoes, and herbs and then added the soup ingredients. It was the BEST !! I just made some cornbread to complete a winter supper. Thanks so much for a keeper recipe.

cookin mimi February 10, 2008