Homemade Turkey Soup

Homemade Turkey Soup

Use your leftover holiday turkey to make from-scratch soup packed with barley and vegetables.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:55

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

Carcass from cooked 10- to 12-lb turkey
3
quarts (12 cups) water
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves
1
dried bay leaf
1/2
cup uncooked pearl barley
3
medium carrots, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
3
cups cut-up cooked turkey
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  1. Break up turkey carcass to fit 6-quart Dutch oven. Add water, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and bay leaf. Heat to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 1 hour 30 minutes.
  2. Skim off any residue that rises to the surface. Remove bones, meat and bay leaf from broth; cool. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and cut into bite-size pieces; set aside. Discard bones and bay leaf.
  3. Skim fat from broth; discard. Add turkey meat cut from bones to broth; stir in barley. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in carrots, onion, celery and 3 cups cooked turkey. Simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables and barley are tender. Stir in parsley.
Makes 10 servings
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Variation
Turn this into Homemade Turkey-Vegetable Soup by adding up to 3 cups raw or cooked vegetables, such as whole kernel corn, green peas, diced potatoes, sliced zucchini, sliced mushrooms or any combination, along with the carrots, onion and celery.
How-To
An easy way to add layers of flavor is to use poultry seasoning. A blend of sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg, this seasoning lends a subtle savory note to chicken and turkey dishes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.