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Turkey Noodle Soup

December 6, 2010

Make no mistake, it is all about turkey stock.  You may slide by with some prepared broth for another type of soup but not if you want ‘real’ turkey soup.  There is no comparison.  This year I roasted the turkey with herb butter (oh, that is always a good thing) so this stock was very rich and deep, deep in flavor.  When using your own stock be careful with the salt and pepper as it will have a lot of flavor already, so be sure to taste before you season.  I made the stock the day after Thanksgiving and packaged up some pieces of turkey and froze them both since I knew I would be making a couple other things with the turkey and of course a few sandwiches.  So after a week of no turkey I was ready for this scrumptious, old-fashioned soup, no changes or additions,  just the basic Turkey Noodle Soup. 


 Turkey Noodle Soup


  • 2 T. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 – 2  Cups Carrots (sliced 1/4″ thick)
  • 1 C. Onion (chopped)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 C. Celery (sliced 1/4″ thick)
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 6 C. Turkey Broth (homemade preferred)
  • 2 C. Uncooked Egg Noodles
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped)


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat; add carrot, onion and garlic and saute until onion is tender and lightly browned
  2. Add celery, taste test for salt and pepper; add if needed and saute for about 4 minutes
  3. Add broth, egg noodles and bay leaf and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Add turkey and heat for about 3-5 minutes; discard bay leaf
  6. Stir in the fresh parsley
  7. Ladle soup into warmed bowls

(Serves 8)

Recipe from Betty Cheney

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2010 10:26

    I always cook a turkey, even if it is only 10 lbs, must have the leftovers and stock.

  2. December 7, 2010 09:17

    I just made a little boneless turkey roll because there was only 3 of us for dinner and this what I miss when I do that. A rich beautiful stock for good ol’ comforting turkey soup. Your pictures are calling me for dinner! LOL

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