November 24, 2013

Turkey Soup...Save Those Bones!

While Thanksgiving is one of our favorite days, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is perhaps our favorite day of the Thanksgiving season. That is the day I make turkey soup. My kids actually look forward to that more than the turkey dinner itself! It is sooooo good, and soooo easy, and makes a perfect, simple meal for a cold November evening. So when you are shopping for Thanksgiving, pick up a few extras and give this one a try. Your family will thank you. I promise. : )

Turkey Soup

  1. Turkey bones 
  2. One stick celery, chopped
  3. One onion, chopped
  4. One large can and two small(15oz.) cans chicken broth
  5. One teaspoon salt
  6. One teaspoon poultry seasoning
  7. One eighth teaspoon pepper
  8. One large can water
  9. One large bag Kluski noodles
  1. On Thanksgiving, wrap turkey bones and any fat in foil and place in refrigerator.
  2. When ready to make soup, put bones and any fat in large pot.
  3. Add celery, onion, chicken broth, salt, poultry seasoning, pepper, and water.
  4. Cook at boiling, covered, for one hour.
  5. Meanwhile, in separate pot, boil noodles. Then drain and set aside.
  6. Drain bones, fat, and veggies until only broth remains.
  7. Add cooked noodles, stir, and enjoy!!!!


  1. Looks good! Since I don't know how to do you drain the fat?

    1. Put it through a strainer, with another pot underneath, so the broth will go through!

      Billie Jo, I usually freeze my meat, for soups, etc...never even thought of using the bones! Have you ever used Rheames frozen noodles? You'd love them, taste like homemade noodles, just add them to the hot soup til they are cooked. Everyone will think you made homemade noodles!!

  2. My husband makes the best turkey soup! He adds carrots to his, along with onions and celery. Have a blessed week my friend.

  3. Yummy! We are receiving our first "cold" Thanksgiving week down here in North Texas and the soup sounds especially appropriate and yummy right now.

  4. Billie Jo, thank you for your recipe! Turkey soup would be perfect in this weather. It is less than 20 degrees (9 degrees with wind-chill factor) and I can't seem to stay warm. This soup would do the trick!

  5. Turkey soup sounds perfect! Why have I not thought to do that before - oh all the turkey bones that I have wasted! :) Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! I must pin this one too!

  6. Sounds delish! My mom does the turkey so she gets all the good stuff but we do bring home lots of leftovers and I often make a smaller turkey myself during the fall season so we can do things like this. I'll be thinking of you on Saturday as you're warm and cozy in your house with soup simmering! xo

  7. Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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Billie Jo