• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

Homemade Turkey Soup

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 Ingredients List

  • Turkey stock:
  • Bones from your roast turkey
  • Homemade Turkey Soup:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 6 cups turkey stock
  • Reserved turkey meat
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Optional: cooked egg noodles
  • Parsley, to serve


Turkey stock:
Remove all of the meat from the turkey and reserve 3 cups for the soup. If you've cooked your stuffing in the turkey, make sure to remove it all.
Break the roast turkey into 3 or 4 pieces small enough that they will fit in your largest pot. Fill the pot with cold water so that the water comes 2 inches above the bones. Bring the pot almost to a boil then reduce the heat so that it is barely simmering. You want the water to moving around, but not bubbling. Cook for 8-10 hours, leaving the lid off. (See notes if you'd like to use your crock pot instead.)
Strain the turkey stock through a colander into a large bowl and discard the solids. Strain once more through a fine mesh sieve. You can either use the turkey stock immediately or let it cool and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Homemade Turkey Soup:
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the carrot and cook until it begins to brown in a few places, about 5 minutes.
Add the celery, turkey stock, and reserved turkey meat to the pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the carrots and celery are soft. Season to taste generously with sea salt.
If you're using the egg noodles, add them cooked to your soup bowl, ladle in the soup, and garnish with a little sprinkle of parsley.

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