Saturday, November 21, 2009

Soup-er Saturday

In honor of Thanksgiving this coming week I thought this would be a fabulous recipe.  With budgets stretched thin you are sure to make the most of the turkey while enjoying a warm and satisfying meal.  I can't wait to try it!

Homemade Turkey Soup Recipe

1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 10- to 12-pound turkey)
2 quarts water
1 medium onion, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot; add the water, onion, salt and bay leaves. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.

Remove carcass; cool. Strain broth and skim off fat. Discard onion and bay leaves. Return broth to the pan. Add the carrots, rice, celery and chopped onion; cover and simmer until rice and vegetables are tender.

Remove turkey from the bones; cut into bite-size pieces. Add turkey and cream soup to broth; heat through.

Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 quarts).

Now, lets think about ham... my favorite Christmas main dish.  Head over to A List Maker's Life to enter your recipe and have a chance to win a free ham.  Yum!!


  1. This was a great soup to post for this week! It makes a lot more sense to have a turkey leftover soup this week than a ham leftover soup...but...
    Thanks for joining me! Hope you had a great Saturday!!