Busy Days Require The Easiest Turkey Soup Recipe
This turkey soup recipe works equally well to make chicken soup. Whether you decide to make homemade turkey soup or homemade chicken soup, be sure to check out my homemade noodle recipe if you want to add something special to your bowl of soup. There is nothing quite as comforting as a rich bowl of hot soup filled with tender, juicy meat and hearty vegetables.
This morning I woke up from the most restful night’s sleep!
I think I got a good 9 hours last night, and I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6 AM. I stretched leisurely and got out of bed to find a fresh pot of coffee waiting for me. By 8 AM I had finished my morning five-mile run, a 45-minute session of yoga, and was able to get my daughter ready and off to school. Of course, I had packed her an organic salad for lunch, plus those cute little sandwiches cut like flowers. While I was packing lunches and getting ready for work, my husband made me a tasty breakfast of fresh fruit and poached eggs...
<<RECORD SCRATCH...HYSTERICAL LAUGHING>
Sigh. In my dreams. My morning was more like running leap out the side of a jump plane when I haven't even tested my parachute!
Is anyone else running around like a crazy person on the daily? Busy days are why I plan ahead and meal prep on the weekends. Having a few things in the fridge that I can always warm up to make a quick meal makes weeknight way less stressful. Homemade chicken soup is something that I keep packed up in the fridge all the time. This turkey soup I mostly make around the holidays. Homemade soup is easy to make, and it's easy to pack a bunch of veggies into a pot of soup. Plus it keeps well and is super easy to reheat. It's kind of like the perfect food.
I make my turkey soup with a rich bone broth. If you haven't made bone broth before check out my recipe here. Once you get in the habit of making bone broth you will wonder why you never learned this superpower before now.
Homemade soup is a meal prep life saver for me whether I am using leftover roasted chicken or turkey. Yes, even the kind that you bought already roasted from the deli. Having leftover homemade soup in the fridge makes packing lunch a breeze. I buy these perfectly sized reusable containers. They pack up neatly in the refrigerator and are great for soup, or overnight oats, or cute little layered salads. Mason jars are also great for this purpose. I love this style for packing soup.
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I always make a big pot of turkey soup around the holidays.
There is usually a ton of turkey leftovers. I know things are going to get even busier as I'm gearing up for the next part of the holiday season? Having a warm bowl of soup ready and waiting when you have had a super busy day is so lovely! A big pot of homemade turkey soup is also a lifesaver if you have company staying with you right around the holidays. It is easy to warm up and serve with a simple salad and some rolls.
While soup is a time saver all year round it's especially helpful to have around during the holidays. On top of all the extra things you need to get done between October and the end of the year, you still have to go to work, get dinner on the table, keep up with the kids and housework, and somehow still get your workout in.
I do have good news though!
One: God made wine. And two: Now you have the easiest ever turkey soup recipe ever.
A big pot of turkey soup is just what the doctor ordered for cold nights after a busy holiday when you don't have the energy to make dinner and clean up yet one more time. Luckily you have leftovers!
If you are a big soup fan like me, check out my other delicious soup recipes.
Easiset Turkey Soup Recipe
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 3 medium carrots peeled and diced
- 4 medium stalks of celery diced
- 8 cups turkey bone broth
- 2 cups turkey meat shredded
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
- ½ fresh lemon juiced
- 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add the vegetables to a large stock pot along with the olive oil and salt. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and fragrant.
- Add bone broth, bay leaves and turkey. Bring everything to a boil.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves. Add fresh parsley and lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.