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Turkey Vegetable Soup

Looking for something different to make with Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this Turkey Vegetable Soup with dumplings, a simple and savory crock pot recipe.
Servings: 8


  • 1 turkey carcass broken up
  • 8 Cups water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 10 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 turnip peeled and diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 tsp dried parsley divided
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 3 Tbsp solid shortening
  • 3/4 Cup milk


Soup instructions:

  • Put the turkey into the crock pot and add water.
  • Add the bouillon cubes, diced tomatoes, celery, carrot, turnip and onion.
  • Sprinkle in 2 tsp of the dried parsley.
  • Toss in the bay leaf.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
  • After 7 hours, take the turkey out of the soup and remove the meat from the bones. Return meat to the crock pot and stir.

Dumpling instructions:

  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt rosemary and remaining parsley into a bowl.
  • Use a pastry cutter to mix in the shortening until the mixture is coarse.
  • Slowly add milk until the batter is moist and thick enough to make mounded spoonfuls.
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter into the soup.
  • Cover the crock pot and cook on high for 20 minutes. Do not lift the lid during this time or the dumplings will not steam properly.