Busy Days Require The Easiest Turkey Soup Recipe
This morning I woke up from the most restful night’s sleep – I think I got a good 9 hours last night, and I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6 AM. I stretched leisurely and got out of bed to find a fresh pot of coffee waiting for me. By 8 AM I had finished my morning five mile run, a 45 minute session of yoga, and was able to get my daughter ready and off to school. Of course I had packed her an organic salad for lunch, plus those cute little sandwiches cut like flowers. While I was packing lunches and getting ready for work, my husband made me a scrumptious breakfast of fresh fruit and poached eggs…
<<RECORD SCRATCH….HYSTERICAL LAUGHING>>😐
Sigh. In my dreams this is how my morning went… Is anyone else running around like a crazy person getting ready for the next part of the holiday season? Just when the kitchen is cleaned up from the Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to put up the Christmas tree, string the lights, and shop ’til you drop. 🎄🎁☃️ Plus, on top of all the extra things you need to get done in the next few weeks, you still have to go to work, get dinner on the table, keep up with the kids and housework, and somehow still get your workout in.
I do have good news though! One: God made wine. And two: I have the easiest ever turkey soup recipe. A big pot of turkey soup is just what the doctor ordered for cold nights after a busy day, when you don’t have the energy to make dinner and clean up yet one more time. Luckily you have leftovers!!!! 🍗
The first thing I do after Thanksgiving is take the leftover turkey meat and carcass and make a giant pot of turkey bone broth (follow my bone broth recipe here), and I save the leftover meat from the broth to make this soup.
This turkey soup is the easiest thing you can make with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. You’re Welcome!!
Easiset Turkey Soup Recipe
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 3 medium carrots peeled and diced
- 4 medium stalks of celery diced
- 8 cups turkey bone broth
- 2 cups turkey meat shredded
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
- ½ fresh lemon juiced
- 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add the vegetables to a large stock pot along with the olive oil and salt. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and fragrant.
- Add bone broth, bay leaves and turkey. Bring everything to a boil.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves. Add fresh parsley and lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
Busy Days Require The Easiest Turkey Soup RecipeThis morning I woke up from the most restful nights sleep. I think I got good 9 hours last night. I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6 AM. I stretched leisurely and got out out of bed to find a pot of fresh coffee. By 8 AM I had finished my morning five mile run and a 45 min session of yoga, plus was able to get my daughter off and ready for school. I packed her an organic lunch of salad and those cute little sandwiches cut like flowers. While I was packing lunches and getting ready for work my husband made me a scrumptious breakfast of fresh fruit and poached eggs.
<<RECORD SCRATCH AND HYSTERICAL LAUGHING>>
Sigh!!!!In my dreams this is how my morning was! Is anyone else running around like a crazy person getting ready for the next part of the holiday season? Just as the kitchen is cleaned up from the Thanksgiving festivities it's time to string lights, put up a tree and shop til you drop. 🎄🎁☃️ On top of all the extra things you need to get done in the next few weeks you still have to get dinner on the table, go to work, keep up with kids and housework and get a workout in. I do have good news though. One, God made wine. And two, I have the easiest turkey soup recipe. A big pot of turkey soup is just what the doctor ordered for busy cold nights when you don't want to have to make dinner and clean up one more time. Luckily you have left overs. 🍗 The first thing I do after Thanksgiving is take the left over turkey and carcass and make a giant pot of turkey bone broth. Bone broth is super nourishing. There is a reason why chicken soup heals you. To make turkey bone broth, follow the directions below.
Turkey Bone Broth
- Add all of your turkey left overs to a giant stock pot and fill with water until the bones are covered. You can add a carrot, a stalk of celery, some diced onion and a bay leaf. A lot of times I just leave this out and season the soup when I make it.
- Bring this entire mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Let simmer for several hours until you have a nice rich colored broth. Add a little extra water if too much liquid is evaporating off.
- Strain the whole pot making sure to reserve all of the liquid.
- Set aside turkey until cool enough to handle.
- Pull meat from the bones and reserve so that it can be added to soup later.
- Reserve cartilage, skin and other scraps for your four legged friend. (Do not give dogs poultry bones unless it is the back or neck bones. Long bones can splinter and cause choking)