Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days.

I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in the trash.

Instead of throwing the carcass away (please don’t throw it away!), you can use it to create wonderful, delicious and nutritious soup stock.

We absolutely love turkey soup in my house, and I know if you try this recipe, you’re going to love it, too!

The trick to making turkey soup is to roast the carcass.

If you are too tired after entertaining family for Thanksgiving Dinner, put the carcass in a freezer bag until you have a couple of hours to give it the proper treatment it deserves!

When you’re ready to get down to business, pull the carcass apart and put it in a roaster with some roughly chopped carrots, celery, onions, and 8 or 9 whole cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, and roast at 425 degrees for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, take the roaster out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Turn on one of your largest stovetop elements and place the roaster on top. Cover the carcass with cold water and boil uncovered for an hour. NOTE: METAL ROASTERS ONLY! If you’ve roasted your carcass in a different type of roasting pan, transfer the bones and vegetables to a stockpot for this step!

After an hour of boiling, strain the whole mess and pop it in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, remove the layer of fat from the top and get ready to make a big pot of delicious Roast Turkey Carcass Soup!

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Roast Turkey Carcass Soup
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil till hot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook 5 minutes till soft and translucent.
  3. Add the carrots and celery, and cook another five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Salt and pepper well to taste.
  5. Now add the Roast Turkey Carcass broth.
  6. Bring everything to a rolling boil; don’t cover the soup.
  7. Add the thyme and enjoy!
Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Cabbage Slaw

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Red Cabbage Slaw
Thinly sliced red cabbage, carrots and shallots in a white bowl on a concrete suface.
Course Side Dishes
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Course Side Dishes
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Ingredients
Thinly sliced red cabbage, carrots and shallots in a white bowl on a concrete suface.
Instructions
  1. Combine first 6 ingredients (apple cider vinegar through black pepper) in a large bowl; whisk until well blended.
  2. Toss in cabbage, grated carrots and shallots; coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Pasta Salad Primavera

Pasta Salad Primavera

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Pasta Salad Primavera
colorful shell pasta in a wodden bowl on a black surface
Cuisine Vegetarian
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Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings
people
Ingredients
colorful shell pasta in a wodden bowl on a black surface
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the carrots (for 4 minutes) then add zucchini cook till just until tender, another 3 to 5 minutes. Place in a bowl with ice to stop cooking, then drain and add the vegetables in a large bowl, along with the bell pepper, onion and corn.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add pasta to bowl and toss lightly.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving: 203 Calories; 15g Fat; 2g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 30mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with a big green salad.

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

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Chicken Soup
orange enameled stock pot on a wooden surface next to carrots and rosemary
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
servings
Ingredients
orange enameled stock pot on a wooden surface next to carrots and rosemary
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat; add next 9 ingredients (carrots through crushed red pepper flakes).
  2. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until vegetables soften.
  3. Stir in tomato paste then top with chicken.
  4. Pour broth and water over chicken.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks.
  7. Stir shredded chicken into soup.
Saving Dinner Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Saving Dinner Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

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Saving Dinner Salad with Pumpkin Seeds
Course Salads
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Salad
Dressing
Course Salads
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Salad
Dressing
Instructions
  1. Toss together salad greens through diced tomatoes.
  2. Mix together dressing ingredients.
  3. Top salad with dressing and pumpkin seeds.
Recipe Notes

Make as much of this dressing or as little as you want and store in the fridge to use anytime you need it.

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