Roasted Turkey Soup

It is coming to that time of year when colds and flu are going to be everywhere. I love having a big batch of soup on hand in the freezer to pull out on those days when my family is starting to feel a little yucky. This soup freezes well, tastes and smells amazing when they may not want to eat something too heavy.


I always pick up extra turkeys around Thanksgiving when they are super cheap to cook during the year.  This soup was from a 23 lb. turkey. We roasted the turkey on a Sunday afternoon for dinner then picked the carcass clean to roast the bones for soup. I usually don’t roast the bones but it definitely adds to the depth of flavor of the soup.

I used packaged egg noodles but you can easily make your own. I found a great Amish style egg noodle that we love. It is hearty and heavier than most egg noodles and add a great bite to the soup. I have no affiliation with this product and receive no compensation for recommending it other than I really liked it.

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 large Turkey Carcass, picked clean of meat
  • 1 large stockpot of water enough to cover 2″ over the carcass
  • salt and black pepper
  • carrots, sliced
  • celery, sliced
  • onion, diced
  • turkey, leftovers from carcass
  • egg noodles
  • green onion, sliced tops


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place bones on rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes until browned.
  2. Place roasted bones in stock pot with an additional 2″ water to cover all the bones.
  3. Allow stock to simmer for 5-6 hours on medium to medium low. Bring to a simmer but don’t allow to rapid boil.
  4. After 5-6 hours remove bones and skim soup. I added the drippings from the turkey pan at this point into the stock to make it even more tasty!
  5. Add the turkey, carrots, onion, and celery to the pan. Cook until carrots are desired tenderness.
  6. Taste and add salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over egg noodles with green onions on top as desired.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. syl65 says:

    Since the weather is turning cooler, this would be great.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks, Sylvester!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. syl65 says:

        You’re welcome, Marci!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I like soup too, Marci. This one does look yummy.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I am a soup girl at heart!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Congrats on reaching 4,000 followers, that is so cool. Always love seeing what yummy recipe you have. This is perfect for the cold and flu season too…thank you.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!!


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