Turkey Soup

  • Serves

    makes 10 cups


Made with turkey bones, leftover stuffing, and leftover gravy, this recipe from cookbook author Marion Cunningham, is the ultimate day-after Thanksgiving one pot meal.


  • 1 turkey carcass, broken into pieces
  • 2 12 cups leftover turkey stuffing
  • 2 cups turkey gravy
  • 3 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 3 ribs celery with leaves, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 12 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Put all the ingredients with 10 cups the water into a large soup pot over medium heat, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir to break up all the clumps of stuffing and mix well. Let the soup simmer for about 1 1⁄2 hours. Add another 1 1⁄2 cups of cold water and let simmer for 10 more minutes. Taste for salt and adjust the flavoring if necessary. Serve hot.

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