Recipe by Christina P.

This has been a tradition in my family as long as I can remember. It's the BEST way to use up those leftover turkey bones. I look forward to this soup even more than the holiday dinner!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put carcass in large stock pot and cover with water.
  2. Add onions, bay leaves, 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, cilantro, garlic, and celery tops.
  3. Heat to boiling, cover & simmer 2-3 hours.
  4. Remove carcass & large bones, and strain broth. Chill broth in freezer for 2-3 hours & remove hardened fat layer from the top.
  5. Return broth to boiling and add carrots, celery, turnips, barley, poultry seasoning, cumin, and 1 teaspoons salt.
  6. Cook over medium heat 30 minutes to 1 hour until veggies are tender.
  7. Add cooked turkey cut in bite-size pieces. Serve hot.

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