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Turkey Dumpling Soup

Turkey dumpling soup is a great way to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving, including turkey, stuffing and green beans.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Servings 6


  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage*
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken or turkey stock*
  • 2 cups cooked turkey chopped
  • salt and pepper*
  • 2 cups leftover stuffing*
  • optional: 1 egg
  • optional: ⅓ cup flour


  • 1. Add butter and olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the celery, carrots and onion and cook for 5-7 minutes or until softened.
  • 2. Add the garlic and herbs and cook for 3 minutes more.
  • 3. Transfer to a large pot and add stock, turkey, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 4. Meanwhile, make the dumplings by combining the stuffing with the egg and flour and forming into golf-ball sized balls.
  • 5. Add to the soup and cook for 3-5 minutes, turning dumplings over once.
  • 6. Divide soup into bowls and serve immediately.


- Remove fresh herbs from soup before serving. If you do not have fresh herbs, reduce in half (minus bay leaves) and used dried.
- If your stock is salted, do not add additional salt or pepper before the soup has simmered for 20 minutes and you've tasted it.
- If your stuffing is very moist, you may not need to add flour or egg. If the stuffing holds into the ball shape on its own, add nothing. If it is too dry, add the egg. Too wet, add the flour.
- Turkey may also be replaced with cooked chicken breast.
- Leftover green beans and mushrooms from green bean casserole can also be diced and added to the soup; add in the last 10 minutes of simmering.

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Keyword dumplings, holiday, leftovers, soup, thanksgiving, turkey
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