Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but our homemade turkey noodle soup recipe is totally delightful!
Truthfully, I like soup no matter what the season or what it's doing outside. This cold, dreary week, though, I was very happy that I had frozen turkey leftovers available to use to make turkey noodle soup, one of our favorite ways to use up leftover turkey pieces. Here's my recipe:
Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup
Leftover turkey legs and wings (or other parts you've saved from a roasted turkey)
3 to 4 quarts of water
2 carrots, diced
2 ribs celery (with leaves), diced
a few shakes of garlic and herb seasoning (my favorite go-to seasoning)
salt and pepper to taste
12-ounce package of noodles
Place turkey legs and wings in a dutch oven or soup pot. Add water. Add the cut-up carrots and celery. Add a few generous shakes of garlic and herb blend seasoning (or your other favorite seasoning combination). Add a bit of salt and pepper. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for about an hour.
Remove turkey pieces to a plate or bowl to let cool. Be sure to get all the bones out of the broth. While the turkey is cooling, start the water for the noodles in a separate pan, following the cooking directions on the package. When the turkey is cool enough to handle, pull off the meat then discard the bones. (Turkey has lots of little bones and tendons, so watch carefully for the ones that tend to hide in the meat.)
Cook and drain the noodles, then add the hot, cooked noodles and the turkey meat back to the hot broth in the soup pot. Stir; taste and adjust seasonings. When you're ready, ladle your delicious homemade soup into bowls and serve.
Serves a family of 4-6. Tastes great with garlic toast and cold, crispy carrot sticks or a cool fruit salad.
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(Click each step-by-step picture below to see it bigger.)
|Place leftover turkey parts in soup pot or dutch oven.|
|Add water, diced carrots and celery, and seasonings. Simmer about an hour.|
|Cook the noodles separately.|
|Add turkey meat and cooked noodles back to the broth.|
|Ladle your delicious turkey noodle soup into bowls and serve.|
|Enjoy a big spoonful of tasty homemade turkey noodle soup.|