You are here: Home » Recipes » Leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup Leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup Kitchen Tested Yield 6 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 125 mins Leftover turkey bones mean tasty soup. This is the perfect dinner after a turkey feast. High Cotton Photography PrintEmail Use a turkey carcass that hasn't been completely stripped of meat, although too much skin still adhering to it can make the soup oily. Ingredients 1 leftover turkey carcass, with some meat still on the bones3 1/2 quarts water2 bay leaves1 medium onion, finely chopped2 celery stalks, thinly sliced2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced1 medium rutabaga, peeled and diced1 medium parsnip, peeled and thinly sliced1 medium parsnip, peeled and thinly sliced1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme1 teaspoon rubbed sage1 teaspoon salt, or additional to taste1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Instructions Place carcass, water and bay leaves in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. If carcass is not fully submerged, break it into pieces. Cover and bring to a simmer over high heat. Skim off foam, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour. Transfer bones to a large bowl using a slotted spoon. Discard bay leaves. Add remaining ingredients to broth; simmer, uncovered, about 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Remove meat from bones. Chop, stir into soup, and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Taste and add more salt if needed before serving. Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.