Turkey Soup

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This recipe is really easy, and it’s great to use left over meat with it. I always make this after  a family dinner or, Thanksgiving, Christmas even. You take those left overs and the carved up turkey ( bones and fat and all)  boil it for a few hours with vegetables till all the meat falls off. Toss some beans in there, you have left over soup with whatever meat you had on hand. It makes a great hearty soup, my kids like to eat it in mugs after a rainy day .




The remains of your turkey or chicken ( even Ham works) with bones, skins, fat, everything. No need to pick off the itty bites of extra meat, it’ll come off later. This is going to make the broth for the soup

2 cups of left over Turkey or Chicken or Ham

3 stalks celery chopped

1 large onions chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

2 large tomatoes chopped

1 cup mushrooms

1 cup both red and green peppers

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots.

1 bag of dried beans which have been soaked over night or 3 cans white northern beans ( rinse them)


Salt and Pepper



Take the remains of the, chicken/turkey/ham. If you can break it up, do so if not just make sure you can fit it into the large stainless steel pot. Fill with water, toss in all your vegetables, sprinkle with salt and pepper . Fill with water covered most the bones as you can, or at least within an inch of the top of the pot. Heat and bring to a boil, then lower temp to medium. You’re going to keep this heating until all the meat from the bones comes off. As it cooks just keep checking and picking out the larger bones, Water will looks like chicken broth at this point. Once you remove all the bones it’s time to add in the beans. Taste the broth, see if it needs any more pepper add to taste. Stir it up and keep on medium heat for about 35-45 more minutes. The water should start to look a little thicker, if it’s still really broth like it’s time to add in some flour, be sure to bring water back to a boil when you add flour in, this way it mixes in faster. Add in about 1/4 cup of flour to thicken, stir while you add in a little flour at a time, keep it at a boil for 10 minutes it will thicken fast, lower the heat and simmer. Adjust with more flour to thicken, or you can serve. This is best to serve with fresh bread, pepper to taste.

This makes a large pot of soup, great for gatherings or the cold season. Enjoy!

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  1. This sounds like the perfect soup after Thanksgiving. Takes care of the leftovers, and it’s warm and comforting. I don’t like cooked tomatoes, so I’d replace them with potatoes. Would make the soup even heartier.

  2. Looks delicious! I love soups

  3. Kathy Pease says

    This looks delicious and not too difficult..Right up my alley 🙂

  4. Corina Ramos says

    Hi Samantha,

    This turkey soup looks delish! We hardly have any leftovers but I’m going to put this in my folder to try. I might just oven roast a turkey breast to get the flavor…what do you think?

  5. This sounds great! I’ve made turkey soup before, but never added beans, peppers or tomatoes – this is a must do!!! I’m hungry!!

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