Homemade Turkey Soup - 2 Guiding Stars
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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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 370; Total Fat 12.5g (16% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 126mg (42% DV); Sodium 210mg (9% DV); Total Carbohydrate 11g (4% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV); Total Sugars 2g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 50g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Niacin 130% DV; Selenium 90% DV; Vitamin B6 60% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/homemade-turkey-soup/
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