Turkey Barley Soup
Turkey Barley Soup is a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, and this is warm and comforting. Use Soup Recipes to find more tasty soups!
Yes, I know you haven’t even cooked your turkey yet, so you don’t have a turkey carcass to make turkey stock and then make this soup. But many of you will have leftover turkey soon, and by then I’ll be too busy to update this post. You might have noticed I’m very fond of barley, and if you’re looking for a post-Thanksgiving turkey soup, I highly recommend this one. I do have a few other ideas for leftover turkey to add to my Thanksgiving Recipes, which hopefully I’ll get posted later tonight. Now, let’s make turkey soup.
I normally like soup where the ingredients are all cut the same size, but for this soup I cut the onions, celery, and carrots rather small, and cut the leftover turkey a bit bigger. (Onions were already cooking in the pan when I decided to take a photo!) Saute the onions a few minutes, then add carrots, celery, and poultry seasoning and saute about 5 minutes more. Put cooked vegetables in soup pan, then add turkey stock and diced turkey and simmer about 20 minutes. Then add water and 3/4 cup pearl barley and simmer 30-45 minutes until barley is tender. I taste the soup when the barley is done and sometimes add a bit of Penzey’s Turkey Soup Base, but if you don’t have it you could use another brand of turkey base, a chicken buillon cube, a tiny dash of soy sauce, or even some Kitchen Bouquet.
More Soup Recipes with Barley:
Mushroom Barley Soup with Ham and Leeks from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Barley Soup from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mushroom Barley Soup from The Perfect Pantry
Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup from Andrea’s Recipes
Mushroom Barley Soup from Eating/SF
Carrot, Chickpea, and Barley Soup with Tofu from A Fridge Full of Food
Turkey Barley Soup is a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, and this is warm and comforting. Click here to see how to make turkey stock made from leftover turkey carcass. This soup freezes very well. Recipe created by Kalyn.
Turkey Barley Soup
Turkey Barley Soup is a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, and this is warm and comforting.
Click here to see how to make turkey stock made from leftover turkey carcass.
This soup freezes very well.
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Turkey Barley Soup would be a great soup for phase two or three of the South Beach Diet, or any low-glycemic eating plan. Use olive oil, not butter, if making for South Beach eaters. Soup with Barley is too high in carbs for a low-carb diet.
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