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Mama's Family Favourite recipe with a healthy twist- Gramma Helen's Turkey Rice Noodle Soup


For broth/stock:

Left over Turkey carcaus and any bones or meat left over not used – trimmed of fat and skin

4 McCormick Chicken/Turkey bouillon cubes (more or less to taste)

S n P (Salt and Peppa)

1 large onion rough chop chop in the pot

3 Celery ribs rough chop chop in the pot

3 Large Carrots rough chop chop in the pot

½ Anaheim red Jalepeno pepper diced

1 garlic clove minced or grated

Bunch of fresh Italian flatleaf parsley

Sprig of Thyme

1 bay leaf

Fill extra large stock pot to tippie top with water and all above ingredients bring to a boil then simmer all day. Let cook and then put pot in fridge over night.

Next day there will be a harder top layer formed which is fat- I skim this off and then bring to a boil once again and then using a fine strainer, strain broth and discard all other ingredients.

Ingredients for Left over Christmas Turkey Rice Noodle Soup:

1 TBS EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1 TBS Margerine

1 Large onion diced

S n P (Salt and Peppa)

3 Celery Ribs diced

3 Large Carrots diced

I bunch of Kale finely finey diced

4 Asperagus finely diced

½ Anaheim red Jalepeno finely finely diced

1 garlic clove grated/minced

Left over WHITE turkey meat to taste chopped ( I use a whole breast)

Turkey broth- see above

1 ½ Cups of cooked white rice

Buttered egg noodles


In a large stock pot heat up EVOO and Marg over medium/high heat. Add in your Onion you should hear sizzle baby! Add in Carrots, Celery, Anaheim Pepper, Kale, Asperagus, Garlic, S n P (not too much pepper it is bitter) and saute for about 7 minutes until transluscent. Add in your homemade turkey broth, turkey, rice and parsley and thyme and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 45 minutes or to taste. Add in your buttered egg noodles at the end and server piping hot!! I changed it up quite a bit from Gramma’s receipe but it’s the homemade broth that makes this!! So good to warm your bellies sitting around the fire on a cold Winters Day and you use all the left over turkey- a win win!! Enjoy !! Love Mama Lisa Marie xoxoxox.

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