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Lazy Leftover Turkey Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

Leftover turkey soup is the perfect crockpot meal in a bowl. A great way to repurpose all those leftover turkey bones and meat to make a new and wonderful, but different dish that everyone will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot turkey soup, easy soup recipes, leftover turkey recipe, leftover turkey soup, slow cooker turkey soup, turkey soup
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 65kcal



  • leftover turkey carcass and any meat that may be left on the bones
  • 1-2 carrot stalks
  • 1-2 celery stalks
  • 1 small onion, cut in quarters diced onion works here as well
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6-8 peppercorns
  • 2-3 raw garlic cloves a tablespoon of minced garlic works as well
  • water
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary can use dried as a substitute
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • place slow cooker liner in slow cooker, if using
  • break apart carcass just enough to fit into slow cooker.
    leftover turkey carcass and any meat that may be left on the bones
  • add large pieces of carrot and celery (this is a great way to use up any leftover veggies from holiday crudite, if you served one)
    1-2 carrot stalks, 1-2 celery stalks
  • add onion, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and peppercorns
    1 small onion, cut in quarters, 2 bay leaves, 6-8 peppercorns, 2-3 raw garlic cloves
  • Fill slow cooker with water to within on inch of top
  • lay rosemary sprigs on top, cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours
    2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • after cooking, allow to cool slightly and run through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • If you just want broth, you are done!!
  • If you want turkey soup, you can add the veggies and meat from what was strained out back into broth. be careful not to add back in any small bones.
  • Alternatively, place fresh leftover turkey meat and vegetables into the broth when you are ready to serve it and allow them to cook for a few hours on low until everything is heated through and the vegetables are soft.
  • to make turkey noodle soup, add desired amount of al dente cooked noodles to slow cooker 10-15 minutes prior to serving.
  • add salt and pepper to taste
    salt and pepper to taste


*calorie information does not include noodles


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10232IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg