Homemade Turkey Soup

Number of Servings: 16 (373 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 2 hours 40 min.

This is a traditional way to use up the leftover turkey. Don’t be afraid to toss in some of your leftover vegetables too. Even your mashed potatoes can be used to thicken this if you’re in the mood for heartier fare.


  • 6 lbs. turkey breast with bones (with at least 2 cups of meat)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. rosemary
  • ½ tsp. sage
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Place turkey in large 6-quart pot. Cover with water until at least 3 quarters full.
  2. Add onions, celery, carrots and potatoes to the pot.
  3. Simmer covered for about 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove carcass from pot. Divide soup into smaller, shallower containers for quick cooling in refrigerator.
  5. Skim off fat after cooling.
  6. While soup cools, remove remaining meat from turkey carcass and cut into pieces.
  7. Add turkey meat to skimmed soup, along with herbs and spices.
  8. Bring skimmed soup to a simmer to reheat thoroughly. Serve at once or refrigerate for later reheating.

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

Serving Size 373 g

Amount per serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.5g 16%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 7g
Protein 50g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 59.8mg 4%
Iron 2.9mg 15%
Potassium 775mg 15%
Vitamin A 193.1mcg 20%
Vitamin C 10.5mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.5mg 4%
Vitamin K 7.5mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 20%
Niacin 20.6mg 130%
Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
Folate 26.2mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.6mcg 25%
Biotin 0.6mcg 2%
Chloride 3.4mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 25%
Phosphorus 393.9mg 30%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 61.6mg 15%
Zinc 3.7mg 35%
Selenium 49.8mcg 90%
Copper 0.2mg 15%
Manganese 0.2mg 6%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 8mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Turkey, Water, Potatoes, Carrots, Onion, Celery, Salt, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage.

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