Root, Root Turkey Soup

Turkey soup is a MUST after you have cooked a turkey.  It hones in on the savory turkey flavors, and just makes you melt into a chair.  

But do NOT make this a dump soup.  Don’t just start throwing whatever you have in the fridge into the pot!  Make this a really good soup.  Trust me, it’ll be worth it!

So Here’s What’chu Need:

  • Turkey carcass or 2 lbs turkey meat
  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 3 peeled and chopped yellow potatoes
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • Fresh parsley
  • Thyme (you must have thyme, this is the clincher for this soup!)
  • 6 Smashed Garlic cloves
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Into The Pot!

  1. Take your turkey carcass and put it into a stock pot filled with salted water, and boil that sucker for 3-4 hours.
  2. If you have a pressure cooker, put the carcass in and fill with salted water and cook on high for 45 minutes.
  3. When it has finished, drain the stock into a large bowl, get the remaining meat off and put it into the stock, and then throw the bones out. They’re done.
  4. Now, place everything else, except the potatoes and lentils,  into the pot and saute them for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the stock to the pot
  6. Add the potatoes and lentils to the pot
  7. For stock pot: Cover and simmer for 1 hour
  8. For Pressure Cooker: Cook on high for 7 minutes

You will really love this soup.  The thyme makes such a huge difference in making this an amazing soup.  If I really wanted to make this perfect, I’d eat it with a bread roll with butter on it…I’m not kidding, I’d eat myself into oblivion with that combination!

I’m a simple woman.  I know what I like.

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