Turkey Vegetable Soup - This soup recipe will heal what ail's ya in a hurry. It's a great way to use turkey leftovers from Christmas dinner and Thanksgiving. The bone broth is healing, and the vegetables provide more nutrients. Make lots and freeze so you have back ups in a pinch! Recipe found at The Bewitchin' Kitchen.

Turkey Vegetable Soup

A delicious way to use up leftovers, this turkey vegetable soup has delicious health benefits.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy soup, turkey leftovers, turkey vegetable soup
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 91kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 1 turkey carcass bones, skin, drumsticks, etc
  • 8 cups water enough to cover the turkey parts
  • 1 onion sliced in half
  • 3-4 carrots diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • chicken base to taste (you can also use boullion)
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1/4 cup lentils
  • 1/4 cup quinoa


  • For The Bone Broth:
  • Break apart your turkey carcass and place in soup pot (I had to use two). We don't eat dark meat, so I added the drumsticks in there as well. Fill with water. Chop an onion in half and add that if desired. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and let it do it's thing for a few hours (the longer the better) This time I did mine for roughly 12 hours, but in the past I have done a total of 24 (boiled for half a day, cooled and put in the fridge and then boiled the next). You may have to keep adding water.
  • Strain the broth and set aside. Pick through the meat and add to the broth.
  • For The Soup:
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the soup pan (with the turkey meat and broth). You may have to add more water. The amount of bouillon is really up to you, as every batch needs a different amount. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Simmer for at least an hour.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4015IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.3mg