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Hearty Meal-in-a-bowl Turkey Soup

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This is one of those favourite dishes (soups) that every family seems to develop and use at least once a season year after year.

To a large stockpot of water, add the broken turkey carcass with any remaining meat, and dressing.

Add 3-4 large bay leaves,

a sprig of sage,

a sprig of thyme,

and 1 T fresh peppercorns.

Bring the water to a boil, skim off any floating scum, and reduce heat to medium low.

Add 4 medium carrots, quartered, two stalks of celery with leaves split down the middle, and cut in half. Add 1 quartered onion and 3 clove buds. Add 1 medium parsnip, quartered (Optional).

Simmer for at least 4 hours, or until all the bones are completely cleaned of any remaining meat and the stock is flavoured.

Strain the turkey stock into a clean stockpot. Reserve any meat and set aside. Throw out t he vegetables and seasonings. All the stock to cool. Remove floating fat before making the soup.

To make a hearty Turkey Soup:

To the strained broth, add cubed peeled potatoes, sliced carrots, diced celery, diced onion in equal amounts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes, add any reserved turkey meat and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

  1. Serve with whole wheat buns and a side salad. More cost cutting recipes and turkey leftover recipes, and so much more are available in the ‘category’ section of blog)

Variation: Instead of the potatoes, you may add a noodle, either an medium flat egg noodle or macaroni.

If your soup is very thick, serve in hollowed out small bread rounds, or large hollowed out buns.