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Roast Turkey Soup with Winter Vegetables

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 roasted turkey carcass
  • water
  • bouquet garni
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 large parsnip chopped
  • 2 turnips chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped celery leaves from stalks
  • 6 medium potatoes chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Simple prep for a delicious soup. Chop the carrots, parsnips, turnips celery and potatoes. Prepare the bouquet garni. Now start cooking.
  • Place the carcass (and trimmed legs and wings) in a heavy bottomed soup pot and add enough water to cover the turkey carcass and then some.
  • Add bouquet garni and simmer until the meat falls off the bone, approximately 4-5 hours.
  • Remove the bouquet garni and strain the soup. Add the broth back to the pot along with all the meat that fell off the carcass. Remove any meat still on the bones and add it back to the pot.
  • Add carrots, parsnip, turnips, celery leaves and continue to simmer 1-2 hours.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste and then add the potatoes & celery, simmer 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Serve with fresh bread.