Leftover Turkey Recipes: Next Day Turkey Soup

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Still have your Thanksgiving turkey carcass? Don’t let it go to waste. Use it to make Next Day Turkey Soup. Let the carcass simmer in broth for a couple of hours and it’ll help you make an unbelievable, rich-flavored stock for this light and hearty soup.
It’s a perfect, lighter dinner choice after a couple of days of eating all of those heavy leftover side dishes.
There is something really satisfying about having a large pot of soup simmering away on the stove. With a couple of rolls for dunking, it makes for a nice, comforting dinner. And with any luck you’ll have enough for a few days worth of lunches too.

This recipe can be found here:  Next Day Turkey Soup

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  • marla wrote:

    This soup looks wonderful – perfect for any time of year 🙂

  • moowiesqrd wrote:

    Our hosts let us take the carcass home and we immediately made stock for turkey and dumpling soup. Soup’s perfect for the sudden cold/rainy spell we’re having in San Diego, huh?

  • Pam wrote:

    Very yummy blog!


  • Natalie wrote:

    interesting! looks good too!

  • veredgy wrote:

    All these turkey leftover recipes made me “cold turkey”.

  • kellypea wrote:

    Looks yummy! My guys are so into the leftover turkey, we rarely have enough to do anything like this. I keep trying to get larger birds, and they just dig in even more. I’ll have to just oogle your comforting bowl of soup ; )

  • VeggieGirl wrote:

    Gotta love soup this time of year, for sure!

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! 🙂

  • nina wrote:

    A beautiful “light” soup!! Although a rustic leftover soup, this could easily be served at a very elegant dinner!!!

  • Sophie wrote:

    MMMMMMM,…your soup looks very festive!!

  • Leslie Green wrote:

    Great for the left over bird!

  • Sarah, MaisonCupcake wrote:

    This looks really healthy for the day after a big blow out! I like how you’ve tucked the sage leaves in the napkin ring.