- Posted February 20, 2013 by
Turkey Noodle Soup
Aromatic and ambrosial, this turkey noodle soup will warm you up and light up your soul on those dreary days when you can’t get out of bed and feel too tired to do anything. A bowl of this tasty broth will bring you back to life, ready to take on the new day. Simple and easy recipe, this recipe is suited for the busy lifestyle or for the novice cook. An alternative to the classic chicken noodle soup, this turkey dish is also perfect for leftover turkey from thanksgiving.
Turkey carcass makes an excellent turkey broth. Simply sauté some chopped onions, carrots, and celery in some olive oil using a cast iron pot and place the chopped up turkey carcass. Cover the bones with some water and simmer for two hours. Make sure that the bones is always covered with water so check from time to time if the water has evaporate too much and add liquid when needed, then season with salt and pepper. Skim off some of the fat that surface on top of the water. Toss out the bones and mushy fragments but leave any remaining turkey meat behind and you have yourself a very flavorful broth for making a hearty turkey noodle soup. You can make the turkey broth ahead, days before you plan on or spontaneously crave for noodle soup. Place the broth in an airtight container and freeze so it can be stored for longer periods. If you have no time to make stock, you can always use canned or packaged turkey stock available in groceries.
Egg noodles are the suggested type of noodles for this recipe but some people like to use pasta, soba, and other kinds of noodles. Feel free to use your favorite noodles but remember that different noodles require different times to cook, so adjust accordingly.
2 cups cooked, diced turkey
1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced
1 1/2 cups celery, sliced
1 1/2 cups potatoes, cubed
1 medium onion, diced
3 turkey or chicken bouillon cubes or 3 tsp. granulated bouillon
2 cups egg noodles, uncooked
1 Place all the ingredients, except for the noodles, in a large pan or Dutch oven. Add enough water to the pan to cover everything with about 1/2-inch water more.
2 Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
3 Add the noodles, and more water if needed, and cook an additional 10-12 minutes, or until noodles are soft.
4 Serve smoking hot.