Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

Aunt Wanda's Turkey Carcass Soup

Aunt Wanda's Turkey Carcass Soup

  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

Michael Deborah

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 ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • 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

Directions

  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.
Rate recipe

Your rating

{{ratingWords}}
Cancel
Submit

Reviews

ms_sally
27
9/20/2006

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 the juice in the bottom of the crock pot, 1 box of chicken broth, 3 bay leaves, 2 carrots, 2 ribs celery, 1 tsp poultry seasoning and cracked black pepper, brought to a boil for 1 hour. Drained out the bones etc and disgarded. Then refrigerated stock overnight and skimmed. Then I dumped stock in my crock pot and added two cans mixed veggies drained and about 2 cups of turkey I got off of the carcus and cooked all day on low. Just before sserving I dumped in two cups of cooked white rice. And walla a great turkey rice soup. Thanks for the inspiration.

neiciebeans
25
12/26/2003

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

Susy B
20
6/16/2005

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.