Turkey Stuffing Dumplings Soup

This turkey stuffing dumplings soup is the definition of Thanksgiving leftovers as you use the carcass for stock and stuffing for your dumplings.

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The best part about Thanksgiving is the leftovers! I love leftovers so much, I’ve made turkey just for me and Lauren after having Thanksgiving at a relative’s house just so we can continue to eat turkey! A couple of years ago was one such case and I was looking for creative ways to use leftovers.

I came across a turkey soup with stuffing dumplings on Food Network and thought it was perfect. I just happened to have a ton of leftover stuffing and turkey. Obviously the flavor of this depends on your stuffing, but I don’t think you can really go wrong. And if you don’t have 4 cups leftover, not a problem. Just cut the recipe for the dumplings to match however much you have. I just love the dumplings so make way more than needed!

So while it might be too late for you to make this soup this year, hopefully you’ll save for next year. And on that note I wanted to share that this is our 100th post since I decided to start the blog! Crazy I’ve written 100 recipes/DIY projects already. I’ve quite enjoyed sharing the recipes and projects we make and look forward to the next milestone! Hope you enjoy this turkey stuffing dumplings soup.

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What Ingredients are this Turkey Stuffing Dumplings Soup?

  • Turkey carcass
  • Produce – sweet onions, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, sage, rosemary, corn
  • Spices – bay leaf, black peppercorns, salt, black pepper
  • All-purpose flour
  • Leftover stuffing
  • Leftover turkey
  • Eggs
  • Unsalted butter

Do I Have to Make My Own Turkey Stock?

No you do not but it really couldn’t be easier. If you have the carcass of the turkey, then you can make the stock. However if you don’t have the carcass or just don’t want to make the stock, just use some store-bought chicken stock.

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close-up of turkey stuffing dumplings soup in two orange bowls
Turkey Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 

This turkey stuffing dumplings soup is the definition of Thanksgiving leftovers as you use the carcass for stock and stuffing for your dumplings.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey Stuffing Dumplings Soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 366 kcal
Ingredients
Turkey Stock
  • 1 carcass from 12 to 14 pound roasted turkey
  • 1 large sweet onions, quartered
  • 2 peeled carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
Turkey Vegetable Soup
  • 10-12 cups turkey stock
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 4 cups leftover stuffing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 peeled carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 8 springs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4-5 cups shredded leftover turkey
  • 2 cups leftover or frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Turkey Stock
  1. Put turkey carcass, quartered onions, chopped carrots and celery, smashed garlic, bay leaf and peppercorns in a large stockpot and add just enough cold water to cover the carcass, which should be about 2 quarts. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and maintain a simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat and strain the solids. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer and reserve the stock which should give you about 10 to 12 cups.

Turkey Vegetable Soup
  1. In large bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, 1 tsp salt and some black pepper until smooth. Add the stuffing and mix until combined.  Set aside. (If stuffing is still too soft to roll, add flour a tbsp at a time until it is firm enough to hold its shape when rolling)

  2. In same stockpot that had cooked stock, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 6 minutes. Add sliced carrots, celery, thyme, sage, rosemary and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Add reserved stock and bring to simmer. Cook vegetables until they are soft, about 10 minutes.

  3. Use wet hands and roll dumping mixture into balls to about tbsp size and drop into the soup. (The dumplings do not need to be a perfect size or shape). Add all of the dumplings and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until the dumpling float.

  4. Add turkey and corn and simmer until heated through. Taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

One Comment


  1. Great idea with the stuffing!

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