Making homemade turkey soup is always super easy and a tasty way to reuse all the leftover food from your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. I’m talking about the easy, classic, home made turkey soup recipe that you simply remember from your grandparents. Maybe you grew up in a home where the chef was the only one making it and you just assumed it was a family recipe. Well, now you can make it yourself too. There are a few things you need to know if you’re going to make this traditional soup. By the time you have finished reading this article, you’ll have everything you need to get started.
Ingredients For Turkey Soup Recipe
Start out with some of the most important ingredients: dried tomatoes (make sure to squeeze the juice from the inside of the tomato), dried bell pepper, dried oregano, and dried red onions. It doesn’t have to be all these things though. What you have will depend on what you want to serve your homemade turkey soup recipe as well as what kind of flavors you are trying to create. For example, if you are looking for a southwestern flavor, add some dried Cayenne and some sliced tomatoes along with the onions and bell pepper.
To make sure your soup tastes right, you’ll also need some quality cooking tools. A large pot with a tight fitting lid is ideal for cooking your turkey soup recipe and any other ingredients that you add to it. You’ll want to make sure that your broth is boiling before you add it to your crock pot. You can measure your turkey bones and vegetable stock by weight if you feel like you need to, but they usually come in small bags.
After you have added your ingredients and let it simmer for about 2 hours, you’ll ready to make turkey soup carcass. To prepare the turkey bones for your recipe, simply remove them from the turkey and place them in a brown paper bag. This will keep the meat moist while it continues to cook. If you find the skin to be too tough to work with, or if the pieces of meat are turning an odd color, you can refrigerate the remaining meat in the bag until you are ready to use it.
Once your turkey soup recipe has finished cooking, take the leftover scraps and put them in a zip lock bag. Leave them in the freezer for up to two weeks. When you’re ready to prepare your homemade chicken noodle soup, simply add your leftovers along with your own sour cream andouille sauce. Also, remember to pour in some whole milk so your homemade chicken noodle soup has a nice creamy texture.
For a thanksgiving leftovers recipe that everyone will love, try adding some spiral noodles to your soup. spiral noodles are available at any supermarket in various flavors. You’ll be surprised at how incredibly easy it is to make your own spiral noodles thanks to all of the ingredients you can find at any grocery store. Since they have a more slender shell than regular noodles, they will fit snuggly into your turkey. Plus, they will save you the trouble of cutting your noodles.
To make a warm and filling homemade turkey soup recipe for thanksgiving, try serving your soup with some crusty bread. To make the bread more appealing, add some walnuts to the mix, or even mix chopped up cooked turkey and cheese with breadcrumbs. No matter what kind of comfort food you decide to serve, you can’t go wrong with thanksgiving recipes. In fact, thanksgiving is actually a perfect time to share these recipes with everyone. Whether they’re from your own family or friends, you’re sure to enjoy the hearty dishes you create.