Recipe: Day After Thanksgiving Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Turkey Soup, Courtesy:
Turkey Soup, Courtesy:

In a recipe for Spicy Turkey Thighs, I mentioned that the Old Bay Seasoning adds a kick of flavor.  Again, we turn to Old Bay to season our dish – this time it’s turkey soup. With its world-famous blend of 18 herbs and spices, it’s a great way to easily add depth of flavor. 

2 quarts vegetable stock
1 turkey carcass
1 (10-ounce) box frozen mixed vegetables  (or your leftover veggies)
1/2 cup rice
2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
2 teaspoons dried thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the vegetable stock and the turkey carcass in a large soup pot over low heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the stock.
  4. Cover and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the bones before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • oldbay75thlimitededitioncanimageIf you aren’t a fan of Old Bay seasoning, then make your own special mix. Be sure to include thyme and a bay leaf among your choices.

Yield: 6 servings

Source:, courtesy: Alton Brown, Show: Good Eats, Episode: The Remains of the Bird



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