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Homemade Turkey Soup

turkey breast fillet

To make this popular Homemade Turkey Soup lower in saturated fat, prepare it ahead of time to cool and skim off the fat that rises to the top.


6 pounds turkey breast with at least 2 cups meat
2 medium onions
3 stalks of celery
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste
1/2 pound Italian pastina or pasta


Place turkey breast in a large 6-quart pot. Cover with water, at least 3/4 full. Peel onions, cut in large pieces, and add to pot. Wash celery stalks, slice, and add to pot also. Simmer covered for about 2-1/2 hours.

Remove carcass from pot. Divide soup into smaller, shallower containers for quick cooling in the refrigerator. After cooling, skim off fat.

soup pot While soup is cooling, remove remaining meat from turkey carcass. Cut into pieces. Add turkey meat to skimmed soup along with herbs and spices. Bring to a boil and add pastina. Continue cooking on low boil for about 20 minutes until pastina is done. Serve at once or refrigerate for later reheating.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 226; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 93mg; Sodium: 217mg

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