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Turkey Noodle Soup recipe
I love making turkey noodle soup using leftover turkey from Thanksgiving! It’s so easy and it’s a great way to make the most every ounce of that turkey you slaved over on Thanksgiving. The great thing about this Turkey Noodle Soup recipe is you really can’t screw it up. The measurements in this recipe are just recommendations and can be modified based on the size of your pot and how much turkey you have left.
This recipe is for a BIG pot of soup. Enough to fill my almost 7-quart dutch oven. You can reduce the ingredient amounts if you are making a smaller batch. We also like to emphasize the NOODLE part of the soup – we love noodles! But you can leave those out if you choose, too.
10-12 cups homemade or store bought turkey or chicken broth
Depending on size of pot you can start with 8 cups and add more if you have room. We used frozen turkey broth that we had made in the slow cooker.
5 cups uncooked egg noodles
We really like the Costco egg noodles, in a bag. Very affordable, too!
3-4 cups of leftover turkey meat, diced
1 -2 cups finely diced onions
1/2 to 1 cup diced celery
1/2 to 1 cup diced carrots
3 garlic cloves, minced
Add less if you’re sensitive to garlic. We love it in our house.
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried sweet basil
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional – I also like to add a can of drained sweet corn. But my husband doesn’t care for it – so I left it out this time.
HOW TO PREPARE
1.) Use a dutch oven or large stock pot, at least 6-quarts in size. I have the Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 6-3/4-Quart Oval French (Dutch) Oven, Cherry and I adore it.
2.) Over medium heat on the stove top, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Saute diced onions, carrots, celery and minced garlic until softened and starting to brown.
3.) Pour chicken or turkey broth into dutch oven.
4.) Add diced leftover turkey
5.) Add thyme, basil and bay leaf. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6.) Bring to a low rolling boil.
7.) Add egg noodles and continue to boil until noodles are cooked through
8.) Remove bay leaf
9.) Serve with warm bread or rolls
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! Do you like to make soup with your leftover turkey? I’d love to hear how you make it!
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