Turkey or Chicken Vegetable Tortellini Soup Holiday Recipe

Turkey or Chicken Vegetable Tortellini Soup from Crooked Oak Mountain Inn
Ingredients
  • 1 large, or two small, turkey or chicken carcass
  • Chicken bouillon
  • 1 can tomatoes - peeled and diced
  • 3 zucchini - sliced in ¼-inch sized pieces (not peeled)
  • 2 ½ pounds carrots - sliced or chopped
  • 1 medium onion - diced
  • 6 to 8 celery stalks - diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley - chopped
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil or 3 tablespoons fresh basil - chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 nine-ounce packages of cheese tortellini

Preparation

  • Combine carcass with water and chicken bouillon and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for three hours.
  • Remove bones and add meat to broth. Add all remaining ingredients except tortellini and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove bay leaves. Add the tortellini and cook for 15 minutes. If freezing the soup, add tortellini when serving.

This recipe makes eight quarts.

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