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Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Want a delicious way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this hearty, aromatic soup that incorporates all the flavors of the season.
A bowl of turkey wild rice soup.
  • Yield 18 servings
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 50 minutes


  • 2 tbs. olive oil or butter
  • 2 small yellow onions, diced
  • 1 tbs. garlic, minced
  • 10 larges carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 6 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups turkey drippings or stock
  • 6 cups shredded, cooked turkey
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 8 oz. baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 0.5 oz. sage
  • 0.75 oz. thyme
  • 10 cups turkey stock, homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup wild rice blend


Add the butter or oil, onion, and garlic to a large pot over medium heat and cook until the onions are translucent.
Add the carrots, celery, and turkey drippings. Cook for an additional five minutes.
Pour in remaining ingredients except for the wild rice and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for five minutes.
Add the wild rice, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Freeze any leftover soup.
The Life Time Foundation Team

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