~ 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.
2 1/2 lbfresh bone in turky breast - poached in 8 - 10 cups water - reserve broth ( 7 cups worth )
1 - 24 ozfrozen egg noodles - reames is what i used or can use homemade - we like a thick noodle
1 Tbspvegetable oil
2 mediumonion, chopped
1 1/2 ceach, sliced carrots ( i used krinkle cut slices - chopped large) & sliced celery
1 1/2 Tbspgarlic paste
1/2 - 1 tspkosher salt
1/2 tspeach - garlic powder & onion powder
1 tspdried thyme
1/2 tspfresh cracked black pepper
3/4 - 1 Tbspturkey soup base
48 ozor 6 cups chicken stock or broth
2 Tbspparsley paste
How to Make ~ Comforting Turkey Noodle Soup ~ My Way
- Place 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.
- In 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.
- Add 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.