Leftovers Soup

Happy Monday everyone! 

Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. I know I did. 

My Dad always had a tradition of making soup after Thanksgiving, and that’s what I’m sharing with you today. We use the turkey leftovers to make an amazing soup. So make sure to save that turkey carcass.

My family has been eating turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce sandwiches for two days and on the third day I took what was left and made this soup. 

Here is what you will need to make the soup:

  • Leftover turkey meat chopped
  • 3-4 cups brown rice (I use parboiled)
  • 1 cup veggie stock
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 carrots chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1tsp Mrs. Dash Italian Blend
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Table Blend
  • Salt & Pepper to your taste 

First step, make the turkey stock. Fill a pot with 1.5 gallons of water and put in the turkey carcass, skin, drumstick bones, etc and let it boil for 90 minutes. Remove the bones and skim for any odds and end pieces floating in the stock. Let the stock continue to boil. 


Dump all ingredients into the stock and let cook for an hour. Taste test and adjust seasoning to your liking. And that’s all folks. 


My Dad being the Italian he was, would top the soup with Parmesan cheese before serving. It’s really good, but sometime I like to keep it simple and leave as is. Add your own flare of ingredients to make it your own. 


If you have any leftover recipe traditions, share with us, we’d love to hear about it!


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