Turkey Soup


I've never used raw turkey to make soup. I prefer to roast or braise a turkey and then use the leftovers in various soups. The method remains the same as with other birds: boil it with whatever vegetables you like. Because turkey is a big bird with a strong flavor, I always made larger quantities at one time.

I have canned turkey leftovers with carrots and potatoes for soup. However, use raw turkey for canning the meat only, without any vegetables.


This is what you need for 10 quarts:

  • 1 lb. turkey leftovers
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small green cabbage
  • 3 medium onions, peeled
  • 1lb. carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 1 celery
  • S&P


  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
Pic1: turkey soup



Pic2: vegetables
Pic3: and leftover turkey
Pic4: simmer