Aunt Wanda's Turkey Carcass Soup

Aunt Wanda's Turkey Carcass Soup


"Eat to your heart's content the day after and/or freeze in several units. Take out of the freezer, and heat in the zapper or in a double boiler. Enjoy that T-Day turkey until New Year's. Despite the name it is a really great soup that my sister friend shared with me. Guess what her name is! Originally submitted to"


1 h 15 m servings 219 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pick your Thanksgiving turkey nearly clean. (Turkey salad is great for a few days, or even turkey pot pies.) We are not real concerned about the choice meat here. Dump the turkey and all of its debris, including the juices, into a large pot. Add green beans, celery, spinach, cabbage, and white rice. Pour in enough water to cover everything.
  2. Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for an hour or so. Add more water as needed.
  3. Remove all turkey bones and unwanted debris (i.e., skin, cartilage, etc.). There you have it. It's kind of a culinary scrapbook of your Turkey Day.
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  1. 12 Ratings


As is this recipe is a great inspiration. However, I did things slightly different and it made a great soup. Here is what I did...I used the carcass from my Crock Pot Turkey Breast and all of t...

Good, but kind of bland. Had to doctor with herbs and chicken stock. Not enough broth in soup.

Cooked the carcass with carrots & celery and then strained and threw away veggies, bones etc. I then finished the recipe. It needs salt and pepper badly. Leftovers froze well.

Fantastic!! We were eating it for days it was so good!!

I cooked the carcass, and pieces that had meat on them (legs, wings) in a pressure cooker with a few cups of prepared organic "Better than Bullion" chicken flavor for 20 min (15 would be enough)...

A bit too bland for my gang.I had to add a tablespoon of sage and 2t of garlic powder, more turkey stock and fewer green beans.

I had a turkey carcass that I was going to have to toss or use. I found this recipe but didn't want to go shopping so I used what I had on hand. I added escarole, scallions, celery, carrots, s...

very good added sauteed onion and collards did not have cabbage and spinach

This recipe makes me think of the story of STONE SOUP. Substitutions may be made freely for the green beans, spinach or cabbage with things like broccoli, parsley, cauliflower, onion, collards,...