• Denise Milazo | Owner, Howie's Alexander's

“Recipe? What recipe?! I’m Italian!

Thanksgiving weekend is not complete without turkey carcass soup. After the turkey is carved and even before we get up from our family table, the soup is on the stove.


Turkey carcass soup is one of the easiest soups you can make. It is a rich soup, which is both soothing and delicious. Just put the carcass, leftover vegetables, turkey parts and skin in a stock pot and cover with water. A bit of leftover dressing which is on the carcass will make a thicker soup and will add more dimension. In our house we make a traditional Italian rice and sausage dressing with pine nuts. The turkey carcass is already seasoned so be careful not to over salt your soup. In fact, I do not add any salt till the very end.

If you start the soup on Thanksgiving evening, you can put it in the refrigerator before going to bed.


In the morning skim off the fat and cook it more if needed. Strain out all bones and cooked vegetable leaving just the broth. We chop fresh celery and carrots for a crunchy, nutritious, soothing lunch which has become one of our favorite family traditions for Thanksgiving weekend.


PLEASE BE SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS BY DOING THE MINIMUM; WEAR A MASK AND WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN.


“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” Anonymous

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