Leftover Turkey Frame Vegetable Soup

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 570 minutes
Cook Time: 80 minutes
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Copyright 2005 Allrecipes.com; by Marianne


This recipe for a Foster Farms Whole Turkey, soup with carrots, turnips, green beans and peas begins by making a stock from a turkey carcass. Canned kidney beans are included in this soup seasoned with thyme and fresh parsley.


1  Leftover Foster Farms Whole Turkey carcass

2  carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, cut into 2 inch pieces

1  onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

4 sprigs fresh parsley

12  black peppercorns

2  bay leaves

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

8 cups water

  water to cover

1  turnip, peeled and cubed

2  parsnips, peeled and sliced

3  carrots, chopped

1/2 cup frozen green beans

1/2 cup frozen green peas

1 (15 ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


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1. Place turkey carcass in a large pot over high heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, parsley sprigs, peppercorns, bay leaves, thyme, chicken bouillon granules, water and enough water to cover all. Bring to a boil, uncovered, then reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

2. Remove the turkey carcass and allow it to cool. Remove any meat from the carcass, cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Strain the stock through a sieve OR a colander covered with cheesecloth into another large pot. Discard the unstrained ingredients. Place the turkey meat into the pot, cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. The next day, use a slotted spoon to remove the fat that has solidified on top of the stock. Return the stock to a large pot over high heat, add the turnip, parsnips and carrots and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for one hour, or until vegetables are tender.

4. Add the green beans, peas and beans and allow to heat through, about 15 minutes. Finally add the chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Calories   206 cal
Total Fat   5.6 g
Cholesterol   31 mg
Sodium   329 mg
Carbohydrates   26.1 g
Fiber   7.6 g
Protein   14.3 g


Quick Cook
30 minutes or less


Kid Friendly
Low Fat
Main Dish
Side Dish
Soup or Stew