Take all of the desirable turkey off your turkey carcass and put it onto a stock pot. I like to put it in the fridge for the soup. If you add the turkey to make the bone broth, I find that it gets a little dry. *If you're making this in the Instant Pot, add the carcass to your pot. You might have to pull the bones apart a bit to get it to fit, depending on the size of your pot.
Add in your veggies, some salt and pepper, and fresh parsley. Dried parsley will work if that's all you have!
Fill your pot with enough water to cover the turkey bones. If you're leaving the house, add some extra water to account for the evaporation. If you're sticking around, set a timer to check the stock and add more water. It's best to keep the bones covered until the broth is finished. *If you're using your Instant Pot, fill with water to the max fill line.
Place your stock pot on the stove top and bring it to a simmer–that means bring to a boil that is just starting to bubble. *If you're pressure cooking this stock, set it on high pressure for 120 minutes. After it's done cooking, you can quick release or naturally release–whatever you have time for.
Allow the stock to simmer on the stove for 4-6 hours uncovered. You want it at a very slow simmer/boil.
Turn off the stove and allow the stock to cool.
With a slotted spoon, remove bones and vegetables from stock. Allow the stock to cool completely before adding to mason jars or other containers.
To make turkey noodle soup:
Add vegetables, spices, turkey, and pasta to a large stock pot or your pressure cooker. Make sure to dice your vegetables small and thin so they cook fast.
Add turkey stock. If you didn't make turkey stock, you can add turkey or chicken broth.
Place on the stove and turn heat to medium-high. When soup begins to boil, refer to your pasta package directions to determine how long to boil the soup for. Mine says 7 minutes. *In the Instant Pot, set the pot to high pressure for half of the cooking time listed on the pasta package. Quick release the pressure when it's done cooking.
After 7 minutes, test one piece of pasta to make sure it's cooked. If it's ready, remove from heat and serve.
WW: 3 Blue Plan | 6 Green Plan | 0 Purple Plan Points for soup21DF: 2/3 green container, 1/3 red container, 1 yellow container