What to Do With Your Turkey Bones and Leftover Meat

Here are three amazing soup recipes to make with leftover turkey meat and bones. 

Turkey stew, turkey and wild rice soup, and turkey noodle soup. 

Each one has it's own flavor profile. 


Hello there!!

Are you wondering what to do with your leftover turkey meat and the bones? 

Look no more--I've got you covered!

Here are three completely different but absolutely wonderful soups. I can't decide which one I'm going to do this year, but I'm leaning towards the stew because it's good cold-weather food and it's supposed to rain the next few days.

enjoy your family! and don't pick fights with the crazy uncles...

PS: If you'd like to put the turkey bones into a "Soup Sock" -- you can do so which will allow the flavor of the bones to permeate the broth without worrying about any sort of bone fragments in your soup!!

Use your Turkey Bones and Leftover Meat in the CrockPot to Make Amazing Soups and Stews

turkey and wild rice soup

turkey stew

old fashioned chicken turkey and noodle soup

Have an absolutely wonderful day with your family. 

Three amazing soup recipes to make with leftover turkey meat and bones. Turkey stew, turkey and wild rice soup, and turkey noodle soup. Each one has it's own flavor profile. Delicious!!

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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at November 18, 2022

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  1. My bones are in the crock pot now! :)

  2. Here's my instructions for nutrient rich crock pot bone broth; the part specific to turkey bones is toward the end of the article. It used to be so intimidating for me, but I love putting my bones directly from the table to the crock pot.


  3. Catt of the Garage11/25/2011

    The turkey noodle soup link doesn't seem to be working.

  4. Hey!
    Shirley Braden told us it was your birthday.
    So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! By the way, I LOVED the video that the two of you did together, I thought it was so FUNNY! Any chance you could let Food Network know and we could have a comedic gluten free pair of kooks...I mean COOKS on TV? :-)

  5. Catt, I have no idea what is going on with the blogger software today. I've tried to get the pictures to link (an embarrassing number of times!) and I just can't figure it out today. If you click on the words below, those links are cooperating.

    gah! sometimes computers freak me out.

  6. Such great ideas, i like the idea of making turkey stew with so much left over turkey from yesterday. Thanks for putting these up.

  7. I use my bones to make broth. One turkey carcass will make two batches in my 5.5 qt crock. Add onion, bay leaf, peppercorns, celery, carrots. I do not put in any salt, as we are very low sodium, but if you are not you could salt it a bit. I typically end up with about 9 quarts of broth. Best thing ever for soups!

  8. These recipes look amazing! Thanks for all your great recipes and I love the "verdict" style that you use. So creative!

  9. OMG! My new fave blog! I bought my fist slow cooker last night and woke up to chili this morning! Yum! Can't wait to browse your recipes. ;) peace

  10. Our turkey is smooth and clean!

  11. All these recipes look amazing. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I enjoyed the time I spent browsing through your posts. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  12. I'm a huge soup fiend, and these look like delicious ideas for leftover turkey!

  13. I totally needed these on Thanksgiving Day. Why WASN'T I on my computer? Oh yes, I was crying over a pie crust...

  14. I love soup, I love Thanksgiving leftovers! Yum!