A fantastic way of using up a leftover turkey carcass. Vegetables and orzo are simmered in a homemade turkey stock. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
You can also use 1.5 kg turkey necks and wings instead of a turkey carcass.
i thought this was a delicious, savory and seasonal fall dish. i had never made anything with parsnips or rutabaga before so it was also sort of exciting. i'm not sure why the recipe didn't actually include turkey itself, but i added that along with some mushrooms and red pepper. also, we had stuff our turkey with rosemary and thyme so i added that to the stock. great soup that everyone enjoyed. - 28 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I just made this soup and it is excellent! Very flavorful. I didn't add the orzo as there were already so many vegetables, but I hope to do so next time. I baked the turkey carcass overnight in water first to make the broth stronger-- I don't think 3 hours would have done it. I added the turkey meat when finished, as well as an extra clove of garlic. You can't go wrong with this soup! - 02 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love soups & stews in the winter months and this is so good. The rutabaga and parsnip give this just the right hint of sweetness. My teenaged grand daughter, having eaten neither, really liked it as I think this would be excellent using just bullion cubes. - 05 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)