This is a fantastic way of using up a leftover turkey carcass. You can also use two fresh turkey legs instead. Vegetables, beans and turkey are simmered together in a homemade turkey stock. Enjoy with crusty fresh bread, if desired. This recipe will also work with chicken.
Great recipe, but I changed it a little since I had seasoned my turkey heavily to cook it - with rosemary, sage, and thyme. I did not cook ingredients 2-9 with my carcass, just cooked the carcass in water with bouillon cubes, and then pulled out the bones, cooled it, and removed the fat. Then I added ingredients 13-19, and onion, celery, mushrooms, and garlic. I served it with sour dough bread - WOW! - 01 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this soup on Dec. 26 with the leftover turkey from a big family Christmas dinner. My grandmother always makes turkey soup the day after Christmas, and I wanted to learn to do the same. This makes a nice, tasty soup - though I did make a few minor changes. I substituted 2 yams for the parsnips and wide egg noodles for the beans. This will become a regular "after-the-holiday" meal. - 28 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was the best poultry soup I've ever made. Even the neighbors were raving about it, as all my leftovers went to them. Followed the recipe almost to the T, except for a few more dashes of spices here and there. - 12 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)