Got Left Over Turkey from Thanksgiving?
Make Healthy Turkey Soup
This recipe is wonderful with fresh or left over turkey! So healthy & delicious!
Aloha! I make this Turkey Soup after EVERY Thanksgiving Dinner. I put the carcass into a large pot along with any left over turkey. It’s so simple and delicious and super healthy. Hope you’ll try it today or anytime you’ve got turkey! 🙂
- 1 fresh or 1 leftover turkey carcass (& legs if you have it)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 package mini carrots
- 1/2 bag frozen peas
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1/2 cube butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup whole milk or 2%
- 1 cup uncooked brown or long
- grain rice OR 1 box your favorite whole wheat noodles
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
Place turkey carcass in a large soup kettle & cover with water. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Remove carcass; cool. Set aside 4 qt. broth.
(don’t you love my Moms vintage soup pot and strainer? Probably over 40 years old)
Remove turkey from bones and cut into bite-size pieces; set aside.
In another pan, saute the onions, carrots and celery in a pat of butter until tender.
Cook until onions are translucent, carrots and celery tender
Add peas. Gradually add 1 qt. of reserved broth. Bring to a boil; add bay leaf; cook and stir for 2
minutes or until thickened.
Whisk together milk and flour.
Add milk, rice or pasta, salt, bouillon (optional), pepper, remaining broth, peas and reserved turkey.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice or pasta is cooked.
While soup is simmering, put a little butter, garlic and parm on sour dough bread (place on a sheet of foil on baking sheet for EZ clean up
Broil for 5 minutes
Loved cooking this at my Moms’ house for the Holidays and using her vintage cookware. She’s from the era you don’t buy new unless you need it. Her measuring cups, pots and utencils had to be over 40 years old! Super cool!