Thursday, December 3, 2009

Homemade Turkey & Vegetable Soup

Soups On!

Decided on a recipe using my homemade turkey broth, I made up my own! I've been making vegetable soup from scratch the last few months because it's healthy, easy, and delicious. This is a new twist on my basic soup recipe:

While this is simmering in the kitchen it's hard to keep from taking a taste because it smells so delectable, like Thanksgiving all over again but easier because it's one pot cooking! The beauty of this soup is the homemade broth and made-from-scratch yumminess plus the fact that the turkey meat is pre-cooked so the soup doesn't take long to heat and serve.

Homemade Turkey & Vegetable Soup

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T olive oil (optional)
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • 1 parsnip, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 1 T chopped fresh sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 quarts Homemade Turkey Broth
  • 3 C roasted turkey meat, diced, skin removed
  • 3 C mixed vegetables (peas, green beans, carrots, lima beans, corn)
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 T seasoned salt
  • 1 cube cilantro "bouillon" or 1 T chopped fresh cilantro/parsley
In a large soup pot, heat garlic in olive oil or a small amount of broth. Add minced onion, carrot, celery, and parsnip. Saute over Med-High heat until softened. Add chopped sage, bay leaf, and the turkey broth. Bring to a simmer. Add diced turkey and mixed vegetables. Bring back up to a simmer. Add black pepper, salt, and cilantro cube (or fresh cilantro/parsley). Simmer an additional 10-15 minutes.

Serves 6


  1. Oooh, that looks delicious! We should add that recipe to our cookbook.