Homemade Turkey Soup

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 10
Homemade Turkey Soup

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
2g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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