~ Comforting Turkey Noodle Soup ~ My Way
I like using the frozen egg noodles when I don't have time to mess with homemade, they are a great alternative. You can find them in the freezer aisles in most stores.
This is a great soup to use up your left over turkey from Thanksgiving.
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- 2 1/2 lb
- fresh bone in turky breast - poached in 8 - 10 cups water - reserve broth ( 7 cups worth )
- 1 - 24 oz
- frozen egg noodles - reames is what i used or can use homemade - we like a thick noodle
- 1 Tbsp
- vegetable oil
- 2 medium
- onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 c
- each, sliced carrots ( i used krinkle cut slices - chopped large) & sliced celery
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- garlic paste
- 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 - 1 tsp
- kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp
- each - garlic powder & onion powder
- 1 tsp
- dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp
- fresh cracked black pepper
- 3/4 - 1 Tbsp
- turkey soup base
- 48 oz
- or 6 cups chicken stock or broth
- 2 Tbsp
- parsley paste
1Place your turkey breast in a dutch oven with about 1 tsp salt. Cover with 8 - 10 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until turkey is tender. Remove turkey and cool. Once cool, cut into bite sized pieces. Should have about 2 1/2 cups. Make sure you have about 7 cups of broth, if you have to add more as turkey cooks.
Strain broth and set aside.
In a 2 cup measuring glass, dissolve the turkey soup base into 2 cups chicken broth.
2In a deep soup pot over medium heat, add the oil. Once shimmery add the carrots, onion, garlic and celery. Cook and stir until veggies start to become tender. ( About 10 minutes. ) Stir in the flour and coat the vegetables. Cook for about 1 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, thyme, garlic and onion powder.
3Add the 2 cups of chicken broth with seasoning and stir. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add remaining chicken broth and reserved turkey broth. Bring to a boil and add the noodles, stirring so they don't stick together.
Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until noodles are tender. About 30 minutes. You can add a lid, this speeds up the cooking of the noodles some. Just make sure to keep stirring so they don't stick.