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Turkey Soup

Make the most out of your turkey by turning the bones and leftover meat into a tasty and healthy turkey soup.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped
  • Leftover bones from a 10-12 lb. turkey 
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots and 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 gallon (16 cups) water or broth (see our Veggie Stock recipe)
  • 1 pound of fresh spinach or kale, chopped 
  • Optional: 3 cups of pasta (add at last minute if already cooked)
  1. Place turkey bones in a 2-gal stockpot, add water or broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Remove bones.
  2. Sauté onions, carrots, and celery until tender. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add to stockpot along with salt and pepper. Cook for 20 min.
  3. Add the fresh greens and uncooked pasta if using it. Bring soup back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 min. 
  4.  Add chopped turkey meat (if using precooked pasta, add now) simmer until warm.

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