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Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

Thanksgiving dinner is over and it is clean up time. Here is one thing you might want to think of saving…the turkey carcass. Think turkey noodle soup.

I like to make turkey noodle soup with mine. If I don’t have time to make soup the next day, then I cool it and freeze it. Waiting until I do have the time to make soup.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Photo Credit:Colleen Greene

Ingredients:
1 turkey carcass, leftover from carving a whole turkey

Cold water
1 large onion, quartered
3 carrots, roughly chopped include tops
Parsley fresh or dried
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 bay leaf
2 stalks of celery and the tops
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 chicken bouillon cubes
3 cloves of garlic minced
1-2 cups of turkey
Noodles or rice if preferred

Directions for Making the Stock

1.) Remove all the usable turkey from the turkey carcass and save for later. Place entire turkey carcass (Skin and Bones) in large stock and cover with cold water.

2.) Add onion, carrots, parsley, celery, bay leaf, thyme, chicken bouillon cubes, garlic and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.

3.) Cook uncovered on low for around 3-4 hours.

4.) Strain the liquid from the solids by using a strainer. Reserve just the liquid.

Making the Turkey Soup

Making the soup in a matter of taste. You add the ingredients you like and the spices to taste.

1.) Place the turkey stock back into your pot.

2.) Add chopped carrots, celery, some parsley and a couple cloves of garlic.

3.) Add seasonings of choice. Sage, thyme, poultry season etc.

4.) Add shredded turkey and salt and pepper to taste.

5.) When the carrots and celery are soft add noodles.

6.) Cook soup until noodles are done.