Over medium heat sauté 1/2 a diced white onion, 2 stalks of celery, and 1 large carrot in a few tablespoons of olive oil or butter.

Next stir in two tablespoons of flour and allow it to cook for a few minutes.

Once your veggies are nice and soft, pour 6 cups of turkey (or chicken) broth (homemade or pre-made) into your soup pot.

Now go ahead and throw in a few handfuls of shredded leftover turkey…

And whatever veggies you have leftover from your holiday meal!

Season your soup with 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.

Go ahead and bring your soup to a low boil.

While we are waiting for our soup to boil, let’s put together the dumplings!

In a bowl whisk together 1/2 a cup of all purpose flour with two eggs…

And 2 cups of leftover stuffing!

If your mixture feels a little dry, go ahead and add a tablespoon of water.

Once your soup is boiling drop 1 heaping tablespoon of dumpling mixture in at a time and repeat!

Cover your soup and allow your dumplings to cook over medium heat for about ten minutes or until they are fluffy and cooked through.

Who needs black Friday when you can stay home and cozy up with a big bowl of Thanksgiving leftover soup!



  • Soup inspired by Sarah's mother-in-law and adapted from allrecipies.com
  • Serves 6
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 6 cups turkey broth (homemade or pre-made)
  • 2 cups shredded leftover turkey
  • 1 cup left-over veggies
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour + 2 eggs + 2 cups left over stuffing

5 Responses to Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey & Dumpling Soup

  1. Jessica says:

    This is assuming there is stuffing left! That is a lot to expect. :0)
    My worst Thanksgiving was when I broke my arm and my usually super attentive mom was too busy cooking and kept telling me it was a sprain. Nope, broken and not just a hairline. BROKEN for hours of pain. I love to tease her about it now.

  2. Jessica, that is too funny! I’m sure your mom still feels horrible about that! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday this year! :)

  3. Tiffany says:

    Looks so yummy! I will try and save some stuffing to make this. Thanks for sharing! Hope your family has a wonderful holiday!

  4. Thank you Tiffany! I hope you and your family have a great holiday as well! :)

  5. Brandon says:

    Melissa I love this recipe! …such a great alternative to the regular “leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches!”

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