December 1, 2011Posted in: Dinner, Taste Test Thursday
Alright. I promised myself I wouldn’t do this, but we’ve got another Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover recipe to share. I know, I know. You probably used up all of your leftovers already. But we really did have so much that we had to try a few different recipes to get us through them.
Actually, we had used up all of our turkey. Then we visited my parents over the weekend and they gave us the rest of their leftovers. Noooooo!
Thank goodness for Taste Test Thursday. This week we feature this delicious Turkey Noodle Soup recipe from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen. I actually came across her recipe when, out of desperation from being handed more leftover turkey, I googled turkey soup recipe ideas.
This soup is very close to chicken noodle soup. We loved that the veggies had the slightest crunch to them, and the broth was super flavorful.
This soup was a good alternative to our traditional after thanksgiving turkey soup (which we are almost sick of, we’ve eaten it so much). We’ll definitely be making it again!
- 1 turkey carcass, all meat removed
- 9 cups water
- 1 onion, halved
- 8 baby carrots or 1 carrot cut in half
- 1 whole stalk celery
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tsp. of chicken or turkey Better Than Bouillon or 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- For the soup:
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 2 carrots, peeled and minced or equal amount baby carrots
- 1 stalk celery, minced
- 1 (16 oz) pkg, wide egg noodles or 8 oz.
- 2 cups shredded or cubed turkey
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh parsley, optional
- To make the broth:
- Place all ingredients in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Remove turkey carcass from pot and discard. Strain broth with a colander and set aside, or place in fridge or freezer for later usage.
- To make the soup:
- In a pot melt butter. Add minced onion, carrot, and celery. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent. To the pot add your turkey broth and turkey meat and heat until warmed.
- Boil wide egg noodles (or your noodle of choice) according to package directions. Ladle noodles and broth mixture into a bowl. Serve hot and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from: Real Mom Kitchen