A deliciously creamy turkey soup recipe. Got turkey leftovers from the holiday, then try this soup. So warm and creamy you will wonder where it has been all your life!
To make the broth, combine the turkey carcass, 3 carrots, 4 celery stalks, 1 whole onion, parsley, peppercorns, cloves, thyme, bay leaves and water.
Cover leaving a small opening in the lid for about 4 hours.
Strain the broth through a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Place broth back on the stove.
Bring broth to a slow simmer. Add leftover gravy to taste. At this time add any thickener to make the soup as thick as you like.
Once the soup is thickened, add the rest of the ingredients except the turkey. At this time you can add more spices to taste if needed. I keep the spices simple, kosher salt, black pepper, minced garlic, parsley, and basil.
Simmer for about thirty minutes or until the vegetables are mostly cooked
Add the meat and simmer another 10 minutes.
If you would like to add noodles or dumpling do so in about the last ten minutes.
Let cool slightly before serving.