Turkey Barley Soup

Is there anything better than a hot soup from your turkey leftovers?

  • Prep: 10 Mins
  • Cook: 1 Hour
  • Portions: 8-10

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 12 cups turkey stock from the bones
  • 3 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 8 carrots, shredded
  • 1 large potato, peeled & shredded
  • 2-4 cups turkey, cooked
  • 1 cup barley, rinsed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • fresh sage, chopped
  • fresh rosemary, chopped


  1. Add turkey stock, celery, onions and thyme to a large stock pot and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cover for half and hour, or until celery is tender
  3. Use a food processor to shred carrots and potato
  4. Add carrots and potatos to the pot and bring to a boil
  5. Reduce to low heat and simmer, covered for half an hour
  6. Add turkey and the barley, bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low allowing to simmer for 40-60 minutes or until barley is tender
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Stir in chopped sage and rosemary

Discussion 4 comments

Lois Coleman says:

How much sage and rosemary. tsp. or tbsp.?? thanks.

Meridian Meats says:

Hi Lois,
This depends on your taste preferences. I would start with a tsp. of each, and then taste and season as you wish. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Leasa says:

You may even want to substitute barley with gnocchi…yum!! And now you can buy it already made instead of having to make…ensure to buy the small gnocchi, not large ones…

Meridian Meats says:

Hi Leasa,

That is a great idea! We love gnocchi! We will have to try this!

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