Average Recipe
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 50 minutes

This soup makes for a warming, winter meal. Making soup with bone-in, skin-on poultry is a two-part process—first you make a rich broth, then you make the soup. It’s very simple, but it does require a few hours of cooking time so plan on making this soup on the weekend if you work away from your home during the week. If you have an Instant Pot you can save time by making the broth part of this recipe in it (follow my directions below for this variation).

12 cups water
1 bone-in turkey breast ( 3 to 4 pounds)
1 onions chopped
1 heads garlic cut in half cross-wise
1 large carrots chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoons sea salt


1 small onions diced
3 large carrots diced
4 celery stalks diced
½ pounds green beans chopped (about 2 cups)
1 medium butternut squash diced (about 4 cups)
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoons dried sage
4 cups baby spinach
½ cups chopped parsley