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Turkey Carcass Soup: Cheap and Easy Lunch for just 37p a Head

Turkey Carcass Soup: Cheap and Easy Lunch for just 37p a Head

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This is an easy to make turkey carcass soup that is perfect if you have leftovers. Freeze it for another day as it makes a perfect lunch too by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums #turkeysoup #budgetfood #leftoverfood #leftoverrecipes


Turkey Carcass Soup: Cheap and Easy Lunch for just 37p a Head

I’m all about using every single bit of a turkey, and this carcass soup recipe is perfect. It’s really simple to prepare and can be left to just boil away while you’re doing something else.

This is delicious and can be easily frozen for another day. Win!

It does take some prep and cooking time, 2 and half hours really, but you don’t have to be slaving away with it. Leaving it to cook is perfect, as you get all the meat off the bone without having to even touch the carcass yourself.


This is the perfect recipe if you have a large joint of meat leftover that you need to use up. We tried this with chicken as well so it works with most white meat.


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Turkey Carcass Soup Shopping List

Turkey carcass 250g (from your roast dinner)

3 Potatoes 31p

125g Carrots 31p

100g Frozen Onion 15p

100g Cabbage 31p

400g Tin Tomatoes 34p

1 tsp Worchester sauce 2p

Herbs 4p

Total: £1.48 = 37p a head for 4 people


Laura x

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Turkey Carcass Soup

Turkey Carcass Soup

This turkey carcass soup recipe is great if you have loads of leftovers from your roast dinner. This uses up a lot of them quick and easily.

We didn't use our slow cooker but you could if you'd prefer to make this over night. Just cut the carcass up a bit more and set on a low heat overnight.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Turkey carcass 250g (from your roast dinner)
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 125g Carrots
  • 100g Frozen Onion
  • 100g Cabbage
  • 400g Tin Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Worchester sauce
  • Mixed herbs


    1. Put the turkey carcass into a large stockpot. I used my wok as that’s the only thing I had large enough. Pour in enough water to reach the top of the pot and bring to the boil. (My carcass wasn’t fully in the water, but it still worked perfectly.)
    2. Cook for around 1 hour, until all the meat, has fallen off the bones.
    3. Remove the carcass and chop off any remaining meat.
    4. Strain the broth through a fine sieve into a clean cooking pot. Add the chopped turkey and bring to the boil.
    5. Reduce the heat and stir all the other ingredients, including the potatoes.
    6. Leave to simmer till the vegetables are tender. Normally another hour.
    7. Serve piping hot.
    8. This is the perfect soup made from bones that most cooks discard.
    9. Another way to do this is to take all the meat off the carcass directly dinner is over and cut the bones into manageable sized pieces.
    10. Add them all to your slow cooker before you go to bed, on low, and sieve in the morning when you wake up.


You can either freeze that as stock or throw in the above ingredients and leave on low all day, ready for the perfect soup that night. Win-win!

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 286Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 68mgSodium 110mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 6gSugar 7gProtein 23g

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