Staying Warm with Turkey Soup

 

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Nothing is quite as warming as a big bowl of soup on a cold fall day. I made this soup yesterday in the crockpot with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. The recipe is super easy and quite delicious. I like to serve it with giant oyster crackers or a warm loaf of french bread.

Turkey Soup

3 tbsp butter, unsalted
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
4 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 tsp thyme, dried
2-3 cups shredded turkey

In the crockpot, place butter, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook on high until onions begin to become translucent (about 20 minutes). Then add rest of ingredients and let simmer on high for 2-3 hours. I usually put the entire turkey carcass in the crockpot for the first hour as it gives the soup much more complex flavors.

Enjoy!

 


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