Turkey Vegetable Soup

Turkey Vegetable Soup


3 pounds turkey parts

1 large onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

1 rib celery, cut into ¼ inch pieces

3 medium potatoes, cut into ½ inch pieces

2 - 10 ½ ounce cans chicken broth

1 - 14 ½ ounce can stewed tomatoes

½ teaspoon thyme

½ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon pepper

1 bay leaf

1 - 10 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables, rinsed with hot tap water


Place all ingredients, except mixed vegetables, in slow cooking pot. Cover and cook at setting #3 (low) for 8 to 9 hours or at setting #5 (high) for 5 to 6 hours until meat and vegetables are tender.

Remove turkey and bay leaf from cooking pot. Set turkey aside to cool slightly. Discard bay leaf.

Increase heat to setting #5 (high). Add mixed vegetables. Cover and continue cooking for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, remove turkey from bones and cut into bite-size pieces. Return meat to cooking pot while vegetables are cooking. Reduce heat to setting #2 (low) for serving.

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