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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 81.6
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.5 mg
  • Sodium: 127.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Turkey Frame Soup

Submitted by: CONSTANCEMARIE

Introduction

adapted from Better homes and gardens / use that left over turkey to make a great winter soup, use low / no sodium tomates and bouilion to keep the sodium content down, freezes well adapted from Better homes and gardens / use that left over turkey to make a great winter soup, use low / no sodium tomates and bouilion to keep the sodium content down, freezes well
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 meaty Turkey frame - the whole thing!
    3 quarts water
    1 large onion, quartered
    2 tsp. low sodium salt - kosher works well
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    1 16 oz can no salt added tomatoes - cut up
    1 Tbl instant chicken boullion granules - low sodium
    1 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
    1 tsp dried thyme, crushed
    1/8 tsp black pepper
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    1/2 cup celery, diced
    1 large onion chopped
    1 1/2 cup each: carrots, Rutabaga, parsnips, turnips, potatoes
    * you can add any of your favorite veggies - more onions, mushrooms, broccoli - green beans - anything your family enjoys - I usually end up with 6 - 8 cups of veggies --------------------------------------------------
    1 1/2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles

Directions

1. Break or cut the turkey frame in half
Combine turkey frame, water, onion and salt in LARGE pot, bring to boil.
Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 1 1/2 hours. I do this the day before and let it cool over night.
2. Remove the turkey frame from liquid - when it's cool enough to handle, cut off meat and coarsely chop. you should end up with 6 cups of turkey - give or take depending on the size of the bird & how much meat was left on it. Discard the bones . This gets a bit messy - - have a large plastic bag to ditch the bones, some paper towels, and a damp dish cloth on hand to help keep the mess under control.

3. Strain broth; discarding the solids.

4. Return the broth to a large pot, add the cut up Turkey, UNDrained tomatoes, bouillon, oregano, thyme, pepper and all the vegetables.

5. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer for 30-45 minutes - test your veggies along the way to be sure your not over cooked - they should be a little "crisp "

6. Stir in the uncooked noodles, simmer uncovered 8-10 minutes - or until the noodels are done

Add a crusty bread and you have a great lunch or dinner.
serving size is about 1.5 - 2 cups
I set about half - or more of this asside & freeze - it's great for a quick meal -




Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CONSTANCEMARIE.






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  • I added some rinsed and drained canned kidney beans and omited the noodles. I make this regularly after the holidays with the turkey carcass / frame. - 1/7/12

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  • would anybody be able to cypher out the carb count on this soup with out the noodles??? mine is so thick right now with the veggies that I don't need to add noodles yet. - 11/16/10

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  • this is DELICIOUS! It's easy to adapt and taught me how to make great stock. I also use this recipe with a chicken "frame" (i.e. carcass after meat-- cooked or uncooked-- has been removed.) Calorie count seems low, so I usually consider 1 cup each serving (and eat several servings). - 1/12/10

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  • What do you mean by turkey frame? The carcus? - 11/19/09

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  • Just made this, and froze it all in serving-size containers... its a great low-cal but filling lunch each day! - 1/6/09

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  • This is just what I was searching for! I've used this recipe for years, but somehow lost my printout of it. Thank you so much for making this available. - 11/24/08

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  • This is basically the recipe that I've been following for years. Only thing different...I don't add canned tomaotes or otherwise to my soup...but I do add barley. Sometimes I add noodles...sometimes not. Mine is on the stove as I type. - 10/14/08

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  • I used to make the BHG recipe, and always liked it. Gladd to see an adapted version here on SparkRecipes. Thanks for posting it! - 12/31/07

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  • I was looking for the recipe that i make at home, basic beautiful turkey soup made with love. so that i could track it, this is exactly what I make, you can never go wrong :) - 12/18/07

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