HomemadeTurkey Soup

I hope you had a great Holiday and enjoyed a nice family meal.  I know that for most of you the menu included turkey.  But what do you do with the left over of the turkey?

With the left over of the turkey, you can make an excellent turkey soup.

This is the soup I made with the left over of my Turkey last night. It’s very easy and just delicious.

Turkey Soup

So I made a huge soup because I gave half of it to a friend,  In my soup I put the following ingredients:

3 Leeks

8 Carrots

5 Potatoes

On Celery bunch

Wash all vegetables thoroughly.  Soak the leeks and and celery cut off in water and white vinegar for about 5 minutes in a kitchen tub and repeat two more time in water only.

Then shred all the vegetables in a food processor to obtain something like this

Turkey Left Over

Add chicken 2 chicken cubes bouillon, salt and paper.

I hope you enjoy your turkey soup if you decide to make one. Leave your comments below!

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15 Comments

  • Sarah Park says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    This turkey soup looks healthy and appetizing. My kids would surely love this one. I actually have a quarter of a turkey left here.

  • annie andreTwitter: annieandrehacks says:

    Sylviane,
    this is so funny, my cousins in Canada Diane always makes turkey soup too.

    Personally, I don’t care for turkey and rarely eat it. Ironically, turkey is everywhere here in France. Was it like that when you lived here growing up? I am actually surprised at the popularity of turkey here.

    We did not celebrate thanksgiving this year but we did have some amazing champignons Sanguins poêlés à l’ail et au persil. mmmmmm my first time having it and i love it. …

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Annie,

      Yep, another person telling me she doesn’t like turkey. I’m finding out how many people don’t, now 🙂

      Yes, turkey is common in France and especially around Christmas where turkey is served in most households for Christmas dinner.

      I can tell that you have got used to French cuisine with your champignons Sanguins poêlés. My mother used to make that. It’s really delicious.

      Thanks for your visit, Annie 🙂

  • Carol LynnTwitter: carollynnrivera says:

    Yum, you got one of my favorite things of all time here, Sylviane! It’s funny, I’m not a huge fan of turkey. It’s ok if you cover it in gravy and mashed potatoes but it’s pretty boring. But I LOVE turkey soup. I could eat it all day. I usually leave the veggies in big chunks though, so you can eat them right out of the soup. I like to get a giant turkey but not eat much of it, then turn the rest into a gigantic pot of soup that I can freeze and eat all winter 🙂 I like to put some kind of pasta in it usually, too. Like maybe orzo or little elbows. But I cook that separately and add it when I need it, otherwise it turns into mush. I didn’t make a turkey this year but now I might have to buy one just for the soup!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Carol,

      I guess we can add you to the list of all the people I hear who don’t like turkey. I’m OK with turkey, but I agree that without the gravy it’s boring. Sophie, my cat loves turkey and she ate her share 🙂

      Yes, you can cut the veggies as big or small as you want. I like it with big chunks of veggies as well and added noodles. Good idea to separate the pasta, though, because as you said it will become very mushy if you don’t.

      Thanks for YOUR recipe, Carol.

  • Sue PriceTwitter: suejprice says:

    Hi Sylivane

    Given I do not like Turkey this still sounds good to me. I love soup although we are in summer here so not so much soup weather. In our winter we eat it almost every day for lunch.

    I am sure there are many left over turkeys in the US that could be soup.

    Thanks

    Sue
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue,

      Ahaha, what a boring post for you if you don’t like turkey. Lots of people don’t, actually. If you like chicken it would work just the same, though.

      I know for you soup is not very appetizing right now. Here is kinda chilly these days and I’m eating soup for dinner every day.

      Thanks for your visit, Sue 🙂

  • carol Minarcik says:

    Hello Sylvianne, Great Recipe, Easy and for sure very useful with allot of left over turkey. I bet this would also work great with chicken. Soup is also very healthy for a person. Thanks and I sure will try this out. Have a great Day.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Carol,

      Yes, this would work great with chicken as well. You could also add noodles to this recipe. Sometimes I do if I want the extra carbs. Most of the time I don’t need it though 🙂

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    My best friend always makes turkey soup and it’s pretty darn good too. I like to make sandwiches out of it myself because I’m not a big soup person. I prefer it mostly when I’m not feeling good or it’s really cold outside which of course rarely happens here.

    Either way, simple recipe and I do love simple.

    Thanks Sylviane!

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      Sorry, it looks like your comment was a bit stuck between a bunch of comments that want to look genuine as we talked about last night, but are really spams. I think I’ve got the same collection of girls as Raena does.

      I’m not a huge fan of soup, but I do eat soup almost every night in the winter, mainly because it’s good for you and warm you up 🙂

      Thanks for coming Adrienne, and I’m glad I spot your comment 🙂

  • Kelly says:

    I love Turkey soup that my mom makes. This is great recipe, Sylviane. Thanks for the share.

  • Joy says:

    This is a wonderful idea for after-thanksgiving brunch or dinner. There’s always a lot of leftover turkey and I have no idea where to put it. I’m definitely using this recipe the next time we have an entire bird sitting int he refrigerator. Thank you for sharing!

  • Veronica says:

    This home turkey soup recipe made me crave for one. Added with those pictures, this couldn’t be more alluring to eat. The steps are so easy. I’m gonna go try it for my

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