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Left-Over Turkey Soup #Recipe


Well, Thanksgiving has past and Christmas is COMING! Get ready for MORE LEFTOVERS AND FOOD COMAS! If  you’re anything like me you get sick of the same thing after about three days, so I figured why not stick with the current theme of cooking and make something new out of it. Leftover turkey soup.

This is also a one pot wonder. Man I am really loving these, less clean up!

Hope you enjoy!

Left over turkey soup

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Serving Size: 5-10 people


  • 3 Potatoes
  • 2 Large Carrots
  • Turkey bones
  • Leftover turkey
  • Leftover turkey gravy
  • Any beans or lentils or macaroni noodles
  • A Clove of Garlic
  • Left over peas
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. We're going to make a turkey stock. I grabbed the biggest bones I could find from my turkey legs. I boiled them in a large sauce pan for two hours and then carefully strained it to ensure there were no bone fragments.
  2. Next I added a clove of garlic,crushed, and some salt and pepper. Just a pinch or two of each and add your beans and lentils.
  3. I cooked them until they were soft. It took roughly 30-45 mins.
  4. While they're cooking, chop your potatoes and carrots and throw them in as well. Cook until soft.
  5. Add your grave and left over meat and peas. I also added a bunch of cooked macaroni noodles.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
  7. Honestly it's so easy. You may want to add a second package of gravy. I found it added that extra rich yummy flavour. It was devoured in minutes!


i made this for a party and about 20 people ate it all up, we each had a small bowl. So depending on your size of bowl it lasts!

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  1. Cheryl says:

    I love turkey soup!! I could never understand why people throw bones out after the turkey?? So missing out!!!

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    Never though about adding the gravy to turkey soup but I am sure it would give it a great taste! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. loriag says:

    I love left over turkey soup and your recipe looks great.

  4. JaimeeM says:

    this will be more than helpful when I go to make my turkey dinner.

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    This sounds delicious!! This is one of my favourite things to make after holidays!

  6. Julie G. says:

    I always chill the broth to remove any floating fat, then freeze it in portions with bits of turkey for easy soups throughout the winter. All I have to do is add veggies & voila, an easy, healthy meal.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My son (an adult) does the cooking on special occasions these days and he makes a really yummy turkey soup for Boxing Day and for the day after Thanksgiving.

  8. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This recipe sounds really good. I like all of the ingredients.

  9. Heidi C. says:

    This sounds really good. I like the idea of adding lentils or maybe wild rice would be nice.

  10. cbrazil says:

    I just picked up my turkey – no I have a great recipe for my leftovers!

  11. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Great idea! Sounds absolutely delicious!

  12. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    Im making some today

  13. kristen visser says:

    this looks amazing and such a great way to use left over turkey!! I am always making sandwiches with it but its great to be able to do something different

  14. JaimeeM says:

    Looks pretty delicious! I make turkey soup, but boil the bones overnight to get as much nutrition as possible into the broth.

  15. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    This sounds delish! Looks like it would be great when you have a bad cold.

  16. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Your recipe sounds great. I like to add celery and corn

  17. Wanda Tracey says:

    This is a great idea for using up the gravy and vegetables.I find
    these things often get ignored the next day because everyone wants
    turkey sandwiches.Thanks for this!

  18. DrCool says:

    Looks delicious!

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