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Thanksgiving is over and one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftover turkey! I look forward to making this soup every year. You can also make it with leftover chicken as well. The first step is to make your own broth using the turkey carcass. I usually just cover the carcass with water, add a chopped up onion and a chopped up celery stick and simmer until the carcass is falling apart. Drain the broth, allow to cool. Refrigerate overnight and skim off the fat once cooled.

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Chill your broth to remove the fat.

Now you are ready to make your soup. This recipe can easily be doubled. Freeze any leftover broth that your don’t use in the recipe.

Beat Every Turkey Soup

3 Tbsp butter
1 celery stick
1 carrot
1 medium onion
1 cup up fennel bulb (optional)
1 ½ cup baby Bella mushrooms
2 cups of turkey broth
1 ½ cups diced cooked turkey
3 Tbsp flour
¼ cup cold water
1 Tbsp tarragon
1 tsp basil
½ tsp rosemary
½ tsp thyme
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp celery salt
1 ½ cup light cream

In a soup kettle melt butter; sauté celery, carrot, onion, fennel and mushrooms.

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Saute your vegetables.

Add broth and turkey; simmer for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mix flour and cold water; add to soup and stir until thickened. Add seasonings.

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Continue to simmer over low heat adding the light cream just before serving.

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Amazing Turkey Soup

Serves 6

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