Friday, May 29, 2009

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

Soup again! I even used the same bowl that I used when I recently blogged about salmon chowder. Oh well. It's a great soup bowl! We are trying to make more room in our tiny freezer, so we decided to cook the turkey that had been hanging out in there. We bought an extra turkey just for fun, last holiday season, and sometime last week, we took it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw. Since turkeys take so long to thaw, my cold/sore throat struck in the middle of the thawing process, and we had to cook the turkey anyway, a few days ago, even thought I couldn't taste or smell a thing. Oh well, everyone else enjoyed it!

With the turkey leftovers, I decided to make homemade turkey stock. I did this yesterday, and for dinner, we had homemade turkey noodle soup, made with my homemade stock. (For homemade stock, I just took some of the meaty turkey bones, one roughly chopped onion, a few stalks of celery and carrots, and 3 smashed garlic cloves. Covered with water, simmer for 2 hours. Add a little salt and pepper. Make sure bones are always covered with water. Strain, reserving broth and discarding veggies and bones.) I went all out and made homemade noodles, too. Since the recipe makes such a large amount of noodles, I almost want to call this "Turkey and Noodles" instead of "Turkey Noodle Soup". If you don't want so many noodles, I'd cut the noodle recipe in half. I used an Allrecipes noodle recipe. I'll provide the link below.

I live in a very humid climate, and I've found that when rolling out noodles, I should not let them rest on wax paper, or a towel, to dry. This method just produces many tears and ruined noodles. Instead, I took my 3 biggest cutting boards and generously floured them. I rolled out my noodle dough in 3 parts (one on each board), and it worked very well.

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
10 cups turkey stock
2 cups cooked, chopped turkey meat
pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 recipe homemade egg noodles (a half-recipe may work better)

In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, and cook and stir about 5 minutes or until partly tender. Add garlic, celery, and onion. Cook 1-2 minutes, and add turkey stock. Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes. Add turkey, pepper and parsley. Simmer about 5 minutes more. Make sure veggies are tender. Bring to a boil, and add egg noodles, boiling until noodles are cooked to your liking.

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Linda said...

Oh Dishy, those noodles! This looks SO good. Hopefully you can taste it soon!

And I love that soup bowl.

Heidi Harlequin said...


i love turkey noodle soup!

i can't wait to try this recipe...

Susie said...

mmmmmmmmm... noodles! That looks so good, Dishy!