Slow Cooker Turkey Soup

If you don't have a turkey carcass you can substitute 2 1/2 pounds of fresh turkey legs in this soup.

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  • Servings: Makes about 12 cups 
  • Time(Other): to 8 hours


  • 2 tablespoons rendered turkey fat or unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 turkey carcass with some meat attached, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried sage
  • 8 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat a slow cooker on high until hot. Stir in the turkey fat, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the turkey carcass, thyme, sage, and stock. Reduce the heat to low and cook the soup until the turkey meat is falling off the bones, 6 to 8 hours. Discard the turkey bones and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with the parsley leaves.

Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published November 2014

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Calvin Deiterich

Review Body: Tasty soup. Needed to brown veggies & turkey legs in sauté pan, then add them to the crockpot. Deglazed the sauté pan with some of the stock and added that to crockpot also

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-10-27