Old-Fashioned Turkey Soup

Low in fat and carbs, this turkey soup is perfect to make and freeze in big batches for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner.

This recipe serves: 6



1 turkey carcass

1 onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 bay leaf

10 black peppercorns

Salt to taste


1 cup diced carrots

1 cup diced celery

2 cups diced, cooked turkey

1 cup cooked noodles, such as orzo or egg noodles

Cooking instructions

1. Break the turkey carcass into pieces and put them in a soup pot. Add the onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Add enough water to cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours. Skim any fat that rises to the surface.

2. Strain the stock, return it to the pot and season with salt.

3. Add the carrots and celery. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Add the cooked turkey and noodles, heat thoroughly and serve.

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Nutritional information

Number of Servings: 6

Per Serving

Calories 151

Carbohydrate 11 g

Fat 3 g

Fiber 1 g

Protein 20 g

Saturated Fat 1 g

Sodium 218 mg