Williamsburg Turkey Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins

I found this recipe quite a few years ago in a Southern Living Cookbook. It's a good way to use up some of the leftover turkey from the holidays.

Top Review by Triniyum

I have been making this soup since 2001 as away to use every bit of our holiday bird. It's very tasty. As I have become a little more concerned about fat I have played with the recipe & I find adding the fat free half and half works just fine...but skimping on the butter is a no no...I have made it with & without the rice...it is always a huge hit at my house and with all the neighborhood children that stop by to see my children & play...I can keep everyone fed. In fact one of those neighborhood kids is off to college & emailed me for my turkey soup recipe....I love that my meals are not only part of some one's fond memories but are part of some one else's holiday tradition!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place turkey carcass and water in Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, simmer 1 hour.
  2. Remove carcass and pick off meat. Broth should measure 3 quarts.
  3. Heat butter in Dutch oven; add flour and cook over medium heat stirring constantly 5 minutes.
  4. Stir onion, carrot and celery into roux; cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add broth, turkey, rice, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Add half and half. Heat through.

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