Leftover Turkey Recipe

Hang onto those carcasses!

If you were celebrating Thanksgiving yesterday or fighting the crowd for black Friday today, I don’t know if you can handle a dose of personal finance, so I’ll share a recipe for what to do with leftover turkey.  I know you have all wanted to make extra use out of a turkey carcass. This recipe swears you will be begging others for their carcasses as well. If that doesn’t get you committed, you might be able to rack up on this recipe.

Leftover Turkey Soup


1 Leftover cooked turkey carcass (I bet you could also use chicken to vary your poultry)

3 Medium onions, chopped

2 Large carrots, diced

2 Celery ribs, diced

1 Cup butter

1 Cup all purpose flour

2 Cups half and half cream

1 Cup uncooked long grain rice

2 Teaspoons salt

1 Teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

3/4 Teaspoon pepper


1)Place turkey carcass in a soup kettle or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for one hour. Remove carcass. Cool.

2)Set aside three quarts of broth. Remove turkey from bones in bite sized pieces. Set aside.

3)Saute onions, carrots, and celery in butter until tender. Reduce heat. Stir in flour until blended.

4)Gradually add 1 quart of reserved broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

5)Add cream, rice, salt, bouillon, pepper, remaining broth and reserved turkey. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender. Eat and enjoy!

What other uses are there for poultry carcasses?

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  1. I’m a big fan of turkey stew. It’s pretty similar to your recipe, we just don’t saute the veggies in butter first. That sounds really tasty.

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