Turkey Soup

Introduction: Turkey Soup

I love using leftovers and using them to make new meal. After Thanksgiving I wanted to use the leftover turkey I had in the freezer, so I started researching for turkey soup recipes. I tried a few and this is the recipe I have created from trial and error. I like this recipe because it is easy and I full of flavor. Happy cooking!


  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 Cup Carrots
  • ½ Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 2 Stocks of Celery (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 ½- 3 cups of turkey breast finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 3-5 leaves from the celery stock (optional)

Optional - Dumplings

  • 1 can of 8 Pillsbury Original Biscuits

Kitchen Supplies

  • One large soup kettle
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Step 1: Slice and Dice the Vegtables

Make sure to try to keep the same thickness so they cook evenly.

Also if you have freezer room, I recommend freezing the leftover celery. It comes in handy when you only need a little for a recipe but you don't want to buy a whole bag. It cuts down on waste and time!

Step 2: Add the Olive Oil in the Pot on Medium Heat.

Step 3: Let the Oil Get Warm and Then Add the Celery, Carrots and Onion. Cook the Veggies for About 8-10 Min or When They Are Softened. Stir Occasionally

Step 4: 4. Add the Minced Garlic and Stir for 1-2 Mins or Until the Garlic Is Golden Brown. Do Not Let the Garlic Burn.

Step 5: Add the Chicken Stock, Thyme, Oregano, Pepper and Bay Leaves. Bring to a Boil. Let It Boil for 8-10 Mins or Until You Can Cut the Veggies Easily With a Fork

Step 6: Add the Turkey and Lemon Juice and Let It Boil for 3 Min or Until the Turkey Is Warm.

This is when the leftovers come into play, you can use leftovers or shredded turkey breast.

(See optional dumpling directions below)

Step 7: Remove the Bay Leaves and Add Salt to Tase

A fork works best for me when removing the bay leaves.

Step 8: And Serve! Always Great With Bread or Saltine Crackers

Step 9: Optional - Dumplings

  1. Take the roll of Pillsbury biscuits and start ripping pieces off about the size of a quarter and put them into the pot (I use about ¾ of the can)

  2. After your dumplings are in the pot, boil for 5 min.

Step 10: Dumplings Cont.

When storing your soup with dumplings you might have to add water when reheating


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    3 years ago

    What a great use of leftovers! Y-uh-um!