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  • Homemade Turkey Soup

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 cup
    Calories 201
    Total Fat 2 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 101 mg
    Sodium 141 mg
    Potassium 344 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 33 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 16

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Turkey breast with bones 6 pounds (with at least 2 cups meat)
    Medium onions 2
    Celery stalks 3
    Dried thyme 1 teaspoon
    Dried rosemary ½ teaspoon
    Dried sage ½ teaspoon
    Dried basil 1 teaspoon
    Dried marjoram ½ teaspoon
    Dried tarragon ½ teaspoon
    Salt ½ teaspoon
    Black pepper to taste
    Italian pastina or pasta ½ pound
    1. Place turkey breast in large 6-quart pot. Cover with water until at least three quarters full.
    2. Peel onions, cut into large pieces, and add to pot. Wash celery stalks, slice, and add to pot.
    3. Simmer covered for about 2-1/2 hours.
    4. Remove carcass from pot. Divide soup into smaller, shallower containers for quick cooling in refrigerator.
    5. After cooling, skim off fat.
    6. While soup cools, remove remaining meat from turkey carcass. Cut into pieces.
    7. Add turkey meat to skimmed soup, along with herbs and spices.
    8. Bring to boil and add pastina. Continue cooking on low boil for about 20 minutes, until pastina is done. Serve at once or refrigerate for later reheating.
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