How to Make Turkey Carcass Soup


High Altitude Thanksgiving | Published November 27, 2023 by Mimi Council

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Learn how to make Turkey Carcass Soup with this easy recipe! Use the whole turkey and make a delicious dinner with Thanksgiving leftovers all while combating food waste!

If you are looking for more Thanksgiving leftover recipes, try some of my other favorites like my Simple Turkey Salad, Turkey Pepper Jack Rolls, or my Turkey Avocado Salad.

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You will love this recipe for Turkey Carcass Soup because it uses the whole bird! Instead of discarding the turkey bones and remaining bits, you can transform them into a healthy and delicious soup that’s not only incredibly flavorful but also eco-conscious as you are not contributing to as much food waste!

By simmering the carcass, you can extract every last bit of flavor and nutrition from your Thanksgiving turkey! You are turning what would have been waste into a delicious meal that you can enjoy all week long.

I created this recipe with my friends at Organic Prairie as our missions really align when we talk about food waste. While some people believe meat companies can get a bad rap, that’s really only because of the way most meat companies do business. Factory farms are wrong on so many levels. But, when you buy from Organic Prairie you can feel confident that your meat was raised on a loving family farm, with dignity, and by organic standards.

I’m very passionate about organic food, as you know! But meat is a really big deal to me since I eat it so often. Which is why I’m very proud to continuously partner with Organic Prairie and very proud to recommend them to you for the best premium organic meat.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Uses Leftovers: I love recipes that use leftovers and this uses the whole bird!

Reduces Food Waste: Using the whole turkey drastically reduces food waste. And it gives you a delicious soup at the same time.

Cozy Recipe: This Turkey Carcass Soup is a cozy recipe that is perfect for heading into winter.

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Ingredients

Organic Prairie Turkey Carcass

Organic Carrots

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Organic Kettle & Fire Vegetable Broth (use code MIMIBAKESCOOKIES for 20% off your order!)

Organic Celery

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Organic Yellow Onion

Organic Russet Potatoes

Tools Needed

Slow Cooker

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Dice the celery stalks. Slice the carrots diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices. Slice the onion into 1 to 2-inch pieces. Add these veggies to a bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Cut the potatoes into 1 to 2-inch cubes, add into a separate bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Add the turkey carcass and vegetable broth to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 hours or until the meat easily falls off the bones.

Step 4

Remove the carcass, bones, and skin from the slow cooker. Pull the turkey meat off and add back into the slow cooker.

Step 5

Add potatoes cook for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Add the carrots, celery, and onion and continue to cook for 1 hour or until the potatoes and veggies are done. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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FAQ's

Can I use different veggies?

Yes, of course! Feel free to use whatever veggies you like or have in your fridge.

What can I serve with this?

This easy Turkey Carcass Soup is delicious on its own, but you can also serve this with toast or salad. Try my Honey Butter Dinner Rolls, Simple Green Salad, or Lemon Rosemary Sourdough.

How should I store this?

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

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How to Make Turkey Carcass Soup

Mimi Council
Reduce food waste and make this Turkey Carcass Soup with your turkey carcass from Thanksgiving! This simple soup is comforting and nourishing all at the same time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 6 servings
Calories 88 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large celery stalks
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 Russet potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 Organic Prairie Whole Turkey carcass
  • 4 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dice the celery stalks. Slice the carrots diagonally into ½-inch thick slices. Slice the onion into 1 to 2-inch pieces. Add these veggies to a bowl and set aside.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1 to 2-inch cubes, add into a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Add the turkey carcass and vegetable broth to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 hours or until the meat easily falls off the bones.
  • Remove the carcass, bones, and skin from the slow cooker. Pull the turkey meat off and add back into the slow cooker.
  • Add potatoes cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, celery, and onion and continue to cook for 1 hour or until the potatoes and veggies are done. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 674mgPotassium: 490mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5550IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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