Easy 30 Minute Turkey Soup

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This is the perfect easy homemade soup recipe to use up those holiday turkey leftovers. The easy, healthy dinner recipe is just the thing for cold weather as it's hearty, comforting and full of rich flavors. You can use either white turkey breast meat or brown whichever you prefer or have on hand. If you don't have any leftover turkey you can also makes this easy, healthy dinner recipe with some shredded chicken. If you don't have leftover turkey to use, you can substitute with shredded chicken. This recipe for homemade soup uses carrots, celery, leftover turkey with some fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme for added flavor. The best part about this recipe for homemade soup is that it takes on five minutes to prepare and 30-minutes to cook. The recipe makes about 12 cups of soup.

For starters whenever you are making any recipe that uses turkey, or meat you want to practice turkey and food safety. These easy tips will help to ensure that your kitchen is free of foodborne bacteria. You will want to teach everyone in your family these simple tips to ensure your house stays clear of food-borne illness. Start by always washing your hands properly. When you wash your hands be sure to wash for at least 20 seconds before handling any other food and after handling any meat, poultry, eggs or seafood.

The same goes for when you are making any recipe that uses meat. A good rule of thumb for turkey and food safety is to always keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Your dining room is most likely not set up with restaurant-style warming trays and buffet servers. So you will want to properly store and pack up all remaining food and refrigerate all the leftovers within two hours. The best way to store any holiday leftovers is to cool down foods as quickly as possible. Pack leftover food into several shallow smaller containers rather than one large container, and make sure you don't stack the containers in the fridge (this can also trap in any heat if still warm). The more surface area of food is exposed to cold air, the quicker your food will then cool. Be sure to remove any stuffing from inside of the turkey and store into separate containers. Be sure to carve the turkey from the bones or separate the turkey into smaller individual pieces and then divide it into shallow containers or plastic bags. It may be tempting to keep any leftover sweet potatoes or green bean dishes in the container they were served in, but it's better to put everything into clean, smaller containers. It will also save a lot of space in the refrigerator with all that leftover food.

This easy homemade soup recipe can be found on the Averie Cooks recipe site. You will find all sorts of recipes on the site from 30-minutes recipe ideas, appetizers, dessert recipes, soups and salads, vegetable recipe ideas, main dish, pasta and plenty more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Easy 30 Minute Turkey Soup From Averie Cooks
Ingredients: Olive oil, carrots, celery, Vidalia or yellow onion, garlic cloves, turkey or chicken broth, fresh sage leaves, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, dried oregano, freshly ground black pepper, wide egg noodles, water, shredded cooked turkey.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 204, Calories from Fat 51, Total Fat 5.7g 9%, Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%, Cholesterol 41mg 14%, Sodium 528mg 22%, Potassium 342mg 10%, Carbohydrates 23.3g 8%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 2.0g, Protein 14.2g, Vitamin A 32%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 3%, Iron 23%

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