Turkey Stock and Turkey Noodle Soup- Gluten Free Suggestions

Turkey has been carved, bellies fully, leftovers have been distributed. What to do with the Turkey bones. STOCK!!!!

I made a pretty simple stock that I can use for any of my recipes. You may want to add other vegetables (carrots, celery etc) or seasonings. I wanted a very general stock, in which I could change the flavors later.

Turkey Stock

Ingredients

1 Turkey Carcass. (Yes, I used the word Carcass)

1 large cooking onion, sliced in half

Water

Directions:

  1. Add Turkey and onions to a large pot.
  2. Fill pot with enough water, to cover turkey and onions.
  3. Leave on simmer for a few hours (I left mine for about 4 hours)
  4. Strain stock from the turkey and onions.
  5. Allow to cool and freeze in small containers
  6. Once it is frozen, you can easily scrap off the fat.

I separated my stock in 1 cup and 2 cup measurements in freezer bags. I put them in my freezer, laying flat, so I can easily store them upright later.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Of course, nothing is better than fresh turkey noodle soup on a cold day. I am getting over a cold and Jason had a long day. So while I was making Turkey Stock, I decided to use some of the leftover turkey, to make Turkey Noodle Soup.

Ingredients:

about 5 cups of Turkey Stock

1 tablespoon Butter

2 Tablespoons Flour

3 stalks of celery, sliced

3 carrots, sliced

lemon pepper seasoning

1/4 teaspoon garlic

about 1 cup of leftover turkey, small pieces

Whole wheat egg noodles.

Some Parsley

Directions:

  1. Melt Butter with Flour and allow mixture to cook for at least 5 minutes. WHISKING Constantly.
  2. Add some Turkey Stock and keep whisking the mixture smooth.
  3. Add celery, carrots, parsley and seasonings and allow soup to simmer until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil and add uncooked noodles. Cook until noodles are done.
  5. Add turkey pieces and allow it to heat up with the soup.

Serve with leftover dinner rolls!

Turkey Noodle Soup
*For a Gluten Free Soup:
1) Omit Step one (Butter and Flour)
2) Add vegetables to Turkey Stock (Canned broth, careful it does not contain bullion cubes) and allow to simmer
3) If you wish to thicken the soup, use 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with broth and add it to the soup. Cornstarch is gluten free
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