Thursday, December 12, 2013

RouxBDoo's Yuletide Soup

I love this soup.  I am always looking for ways to prepare leftovers from Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I came up with this soup years ago and called it my Turkey and Dressing Soup with Dumplins.

You can see the recipe HERE.  I have revised it and added ham and adjusted here and there.  I think you'll enjoy this hearty soup during the holidays.  Merry Christmas everyone.


2 cups cooked turkey (diced)

2 cups smoked ham (diced)

1 cup turkey pan drippings or collagen
1 onion (diced)

2 ribs of celery (diced)

2 carrots (sliced thin)

1 tbsp minced garlic

3 green onions (sliced thin)

1/2 cup corn kernels
1 box dressing/stuffing mix - 6 oz.
1 cup biscuit mix

3/4 cup buttermilk

8 cups warm water

1 tsp Tony Chachere's

1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp parsley (chopped)

1 tbsp dried sage (minced)

1 chicken stock or bouillon cube
1/4 stick butter

2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp all purpose flour


In a warm cup of water, dissolve the bouillon cube and set aside.  Next, in a large stockpot or Dutch Oven, put the butter and oil in together on MED/HI.  When sizzling, add the onion and sautĂ© it around for about 5 mins.  Next add the celery, garlic, carrots, corn, and green onions.  Stir these around until everything starts to look soft.

Add the salt, pepper, Tony Chachere's, nutmeg, sage and parsley to the mix.  Next stir in your 3 tbsps of flour and keep stirring until the flour forms a light tan color, (like wet sand).  Now add your remaining 7 cups of water, along with the cup of water with the bouillon cube, as well as the turkey pan drippings or collagen. Bring these up to a boil and turn down and let cook for 10 mins. (If you have no pan drippings or collagen, you can add a can of Cream of Chicken soup)

Mix up the biscuit mix with the buttermilk into a stiff dough and set aside, you can use self-rising flour if you'd like, just add a tbsp of oil to it.

Add the ham and turkey to the soup, then the dressing mix. Let these cook for a bit and bring the soup up to just boiling.  For the dumplings you can do one of two ways.  You can spoon them in as drop dumplings, or you can roll them out and slice them into small cubes and drop them individually into the soup.  Add your dumplings and they will sink into the soup and come back up on top.  Turn down the heat to LOW and cover.  Cook for about 15 mins. more.  Enjoy this wonderful heart warming soup all winter long if you'd like.  This recipe makes quite a bit.

Happy Holidays