Pick off the large chunks of leftover meat from the turkey carcass. Set aside in a bowl.In a large stockpot, add a dash of oil, and add in turkey carcass, onions, carrots and celery. Sautee for 3 min. Add in water to cover. Toss in the bay leaf and parsley. Bring to a boil. When it's on rolling boil, reduce heat to simmer and leave it to cook for 1 hour.Using tongs, remove turkey carcass from the soup pot.Add turkey meat back into the soup pot. Reduce heat to low.Season with salt and pepper to taste.VariationsLeftover stuffing makes great dumplings for soup!
Garlic Thyme Stuffing Dumplings
2 cups of stuffing2 large eggs, beaten1/2 cup flour1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp dried thymeCombine stuffing, eggs, and flour into a bowl and mix with your hands. Mix in seasonings. Roll into 1-inch balls. Drop into soup to cook.Leftover rice can be stirred into the soup to make a heartier one-bowl meal.
Tip for those tight on time * If you are strapped on time, make this soup in a slow cooker! Just combine all ingredients and cook on low setting overnight. Strain out the broth and remove the carcass before serving!