Turkey Noodle Soup
Homemade taste makes this chunky soup, priced at 94¢ per serving, a favorite of Elaine Bickford's. 'We enjoy it with hot bread in winter and with salad in summer,' she relates from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Homemade taste makes this chunky soup, priced at 94¢ per serving, a favorite of Elaine Bickford's. 'We enjoy it with hot bread in winter and with salad in summer,' she relates from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Four stars as written, five with modifications. I added an additional two cans of chicken broth and packaged dry (not frozen) egg noodles. When using unfrozen noodles you don't need to simmer them for 20 minutes. I followed the directions on the package which said to boil for 5-7 minutes and mine came out perfectly. When finished, I tasted the soup and it was too bland for my taste. I added about a teaspoon (maybe more) each of garlic powder, dried basil and dried oregano, as well as about a half a teaspoon of black pepper. It was delicious! Perfect for that someone with a cold.Read More
Four stars as written, five with modifications. I added an additional two cans of chicken broth and packaged dry (not frozen) egg noodles. When using unfrozen noodles you don't need to simmer them for 20 minutes. I followed the directions on the package which said to boil for 5-7 minutes and mine came out perfectly. When finished, I tasted the soup and it was too bland for my taste. I added about a teaspoon (maybe more) each of garlic powder, dried basil and dried oregano, as well as about a half a teaspoon of black pepper. It was delicious! Perfect for that someone with a cold.
This is almost EXACTLY how my father in law made his Turkey Noodles. What he did differently is cook down marked-down turkey parts in water (or the whole Thanksgiving turkey carcass in water) until all the meat was falling off the bone. He then used the broth and the meat to make the "soup", only adding bay leaves, garlic and the leftover gravy from Thanksgiving PLUS the packet of gravy mix. I also cook the turkey innards with the turkey carcass. That along with the gravy mix adds a ton of flavor. After making this on my own for almost four years now, I agree with my husband that this has got to be one of the most comforting soups/dishes I've ever had. This is wonderful for your holiday sicknesses. This recipe bends well to modifications and whatever you may want to add. NOTE: If you want to make this less greasy, after you boil the turkey parts, chill the broth to cool and skim off the fat before re-warming. You can also use ice cubes to get the fat to rise but you risk watering down your broth.
Wonderful recipes for left over turkey. I used the carcass to make the turkey broth the day before, skimming the fat off today. Added all the other ingredients and left simmer most of the day. Added one packet of the gravy mix, 1 tsp of rosemary and 1 tsp of thyme. Cook the noodles separately so they don't get too mushy. It should be wonderful tomorrow as left overs.
This is a great recipe to use with leftover turkey. I substituted packaged egg noodles for frozen and ommitted the peas. I also used chicken broth with roasted garlic to add some extra flavor, because it did sound a little bland. This is definitely a keeper!
Great for Thanksgiving left overs, very easy. I used dried egg noodles, instead of frozen and needed 3 cans of chicken broth.
I found this when looking for a recipe to use the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It was great, we all enjoyed it very much. Only thing I did different was using packaged egg noodles instead of frozen. Thank you for submitting this recipe!
I was a little hesitant to make this because I thought it might be bland - but it was delicious! What a great way to use leftover turkey! Mine turned out a little thick - perhaps because I used dry noodles instead of frozen. Next time I might add a little more chicken stock and water.
I made this yesterday with my leftover Chrismas Day turkey. The only thing that I did different was to exchange the peas for 1 can of sweet corn, drained, and I also used dry egg noodles. I added a little bit of the left over turkey drippings from the bottom of the roasting pan. My son ate 3 times! Easy and delicious recipe!
This is great! Do add another can of broth, however. The gravy mix adds a wonderful flavor and consistency. I have made this with leftover turkey, and it was great. Then, I made turkey broth with the Thanksgiving turkey carcass and added three teaspoons of chicken base to it. I have used both frozen and dried noodles. It still turns out great! Serve with fresh rye or pumpernickel rolls. I have recommended this soup to many people; everyone likes it.
This was DE-licious! I threw it all except noodles in the crock pot on high for about an hour, then added dried egg noodles and cooked for another 45 minutes. I used leftover turkey gravy instead of the packet and threw a few shakes of poutry seasoning in the pot! Another great recipe to use up left over turkey... YUM!
Used what I had on hand which was carrots and turkey so it didn't look as pretty and green as the picture but it was good. I used some leftover gravy from Thanksgiving too, instead of the mix. Pretty good!
Thsi was good. I added packaged gravy as I had none left from a tuckey, and added rosemary for personal taste. I also used dry egg noodles as I was worried about cooking time!
I did have to add some extra chicken broth, and i added some seasonings but this was excellent. Everyone loved it. Will be making this again.
Great soup recipe. Don't be afraid to add some spices like others suggested. I also added more chix and turkey stock, may have added too many noodles, but my kids loved that. I cooked my noodles seperate from the soup then added them. My sister was making chix soup and did it that way and the soup was better than mom's. That does'nt happen very often, our mom is a great cook. Will make again, try it.
This soup was great. My husband who is hard to please liked it. It reminded me of the inside of a turkey pot pie. I thought the gravy mix was an odd ingredient but it really works with this soup. I could not find frozen egg noodles so I used dry and just par cooked before adding to the soup so it would not take away too much broth.
Very good. I used turkey broth that I made using the carcass in place of the chicken broth and instant turkey gravy packets instead of chicken. The mixture got very thick, especially after I added the gravy mix, so I ended up adding two cans of chicken broth. Good way to use up leftover turkey.
i just made this tonight and it is amazing. i added 4 cans of chicken broth and dry egg noodles. added some pepper and only 1 package of gravy mix. no peas. very delicious!
Awesome! So I tweaked this a bit. I used the carcass and bones and made a broth that would have equaled the 30 oz of chicken broth. I used 3 bullion cubes and a 2.26 oz pkg of powdered cream of chicken soup mix instead of chicken gravy. I used 2 stalks of celery and a bunch of carrots as well as a green onion instead of the usual yellow onion. I ended up adding another 3 cups of water to it in the end because it was really nice and creamy. I used regular egg noodles instead of frozen and cooked them in a seperate pot. When the noodles were done I put them in a bowl and ladled the soup over them. It was thick and more like a stew and good for the cold nights here.
Awesome recipe. My daughter is a very picky eater and she ate it like it was going out of style. I did alter it a little. Instead of frozen noodles, I used No Yolks. I also subsituted the gravy mix with parsley, basil, oregano, and poultry seasoning. A dash of sea salt and pepper, and I have dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow!!!
This soup is really good. I added 1 tsp each of Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp of pepper.
Really great soup! I made a few alterations based on personal preference, and because I didn't have a gravy packet. I used turkey broth made from the turkey carcass, and then added in leftover gravy made from the drippings. I also added in garlic, Italian seasoning, and oregano. I used dry egg noodles and boiled them separately. Then I just threw everything together in a big pot and boiled for about 20 minutes or so. It was quite plain until I added in the gravy drippings, it made a huge difference. It was really great and full of flavor!
Great base recipe, but needed some alteration, mainly spices and salt. I also ended up doubling the recipe in order to freeze for later, and also added green onions. As for spices, I added salt, basil, marjoram, thyme and oregano, which came out for a hearty and yummy broth! I also used turkey gravy instead of chicken, which worked well. I also used dry egg noodles instead of frozen, and only cooked them for around 8 minutes to avoid mush.
This recipe is a great way to use leftover turkey. I followed the advice of other reviewers and added an additional can of chicken broth, dry egg noodles (which reduced the cooking time to more like 6 minutes at the end of Step 1), and also added 1 tsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of dried basil, and a dash of pepper. I had partial bags of both frozen peas and corn, so threw them both in. The result was a BIG batch of tasty, comforting soup. (Hint: Use your biggest pot...you're gonna need it.)
Wonderful!!! I followed the recipe exactly and loved it!
Recipe was ok...maybe we just weren't in the "mood" for this dish....it was good, but not great.
Everyone like this. It is a little bit creamy due to the gravy and I think this is the aspect that was a a little different and nice.
This was so-so. I roasted a chicken last wkend. & made homemade stock w/ the remain. meat, carcass & bones. I've had a hankering for chx. soup lately (and wanted to use my stock/meat). Since I had the ing. on hand to make it, I decided to give this recipe a try. What intrigued me was the add. of chx. gravy. I've never made a soup this way b4. I did have to improvise based on what I had avail. (I rarely get to the store during the wk.). Here's what I did: a) I only had 1 1/4 c. worth of meat leftover (mostly dark), so that's all I add. to my soup, b) I did not chop fresh carrots; instead, I used 1/2 a 16 oz. bag of frozen peas/carrots, c) since I did not have noodles, I used an 8 oz. pouch of pre-cooked basmati rice (i.e. the pouches of rice that only need 90 sec. of warming in the micro., sold in the rice aisle w/ the traditional varities), d) I only had 1 pkg. of chx. gravy mix on hand, but had leftover jarred gravy from Sat. night's meal, so I add. that to the dry gravy mix & only used 1/4 c. of H20 to dissolve, e) add. 1 t ea. of garlic powder, basil & oregano, 1/2 t pepper & salt to taste & f) there didn't seem to be enough liquid, so I add. another c. stock. Despite these ch., my fiance & I found this soup to be TERRIBLY bland. I think I'll stick with Steve Grooms chx. noodle soup. It takes a little more time to prep. & is a bit pricey to make (his version calls for fresh herbs), but the end result is WELL worth it. Thx. anyways! :-)
I just used this recipe as a general guide, so my rating isn't entirely relevant. I also used dry egg noodles. I didn't measure the amount of any ingredients, so it's probably different. I didn't have gravy mix. The soup at first was slightly bland so I added a little over 1/2 can of cream of mushroom, then some black pepper and onion powder. After these alterations, the soup had great flavor.
Okay, I cheated on this but it turned out great. I boiled down the Thanksgiving turkey carcass and used the broth for the base of this recipe. As recommended by other reviewers, I added a teaspoon of garlic powder, basil, thyme and poulty seasoning. I then added 2 packages of Knorrs' dry vegetabe soup mix and 3/4 cup of orzo pasta. Fantastic. This will go down as one of my favorite soups.
Quite good, I recommend doubling the chicken/turkey broth with dry noodles because they soak up alot of liquid. If I made it again, I'd think about doubling the gravy packets too for the added flavor. I always make meatballs from the leftover turkey and I put them in the freezer for use later. They worked perfectly in this recipe.
We really enjoyed this soup using our leftover turkey tenderloins from Thanksgiving. Using the gravy mix was a great thickener as well as an additional flavor to the soup. I put everything in my slow cooker in the morning, which worked well. But next time I will add the noodles later because they were kind of mushy when we ate it - completely my fault.
We really enjoyed this soup. One night we made slow cooker turkey breast and used the leftovers for this soup. I used dry egg noodles instead of frozen and waited until the vegetables had been simmering for 10 minutes before adding them. Other than that I followed the recipe. Even our 7 year old son who hates peas ate it up!
Hey this was a great soup! I used leftovers and made my stock from the turkey carcass instead of canned chicken broth. Just added a few spices of my own - fresh garlic (3 cloves) oregano, and some ground poultry seasoning to give it a little flavor. Just a side note: if you make your own turkey stock - don't forget to add salt! Fantastic recipe!
This was great. The gravey mix really added to the consistancy as well as the flavor. I like a little more liquid in my soup so I added more water (about 1 1/2 cups and 2 boulion cubes). I also added corn and as others suggested I used a bag of noodles. Vill be using this over and over. I will also try using chicken.
This is a great recipe for leftover turkey! I didn't have the instant gravy mix. I used the broth with some corn starch to slightly thicken it and used seasonings on hand.
Exactly what I was looking for!
Delicious! Every one loved it ,will make this again. I did double it for my family, and added a little salt and white pepper.
A big hit for Thanksgiving leftovers! Add the garlic, oregano, pepper and basil that another member suggested and it makes it really flavorful.
I made this with Thanksgiving leftovers and although it has an awesome flavor, the consistancy is very odd, almost mushy. I don't recall using the frozen noodles before, and probably won't again because the best way to describe their consistancy is mushy. The gravy mix I think could be skipped as well, and just use chicken or turkey broth. When it is cold (in the fridge before warming it up to eat it) it looks very unappetizing. But, as I said before, tastes very good. I would make it again but use dried egg noodles (the kind in the bag) and frozen mixed vegtables, no gravy mix and broth and water to taste and I think it would be great.
This soup is VERY easy and VERY yummy! I made it for a mother's group and they all loved it. It's a great soup for a cold winter day. :) The only changes I made were using dry noodles (be careful, the longer they simmer, the more soft they get and then they break) and I added garlic powder, thyme, and basil. It's awesome with some cracked pepper on top too. So I guess the only downside is that is was sort of bland without any seasonings. Just add whatever kind you prefer and YUM!
This recipe was awesome! I didn't have an onion, so I used about 4 garlic cloves instead. I used leftover smoked turkey which was originally a little to salty for my taste, but was perfect in this soup. I also just used the leftover gravy from Thanksgiving which was about 1/4 cup. And finally I added corn instead of peas and some peppercorns. Yum!
This was ok. I made it by boiling the turkey carcass first. I think the gravy gave it a weird flavor.
This was absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!
Fantastic flavor! The whole family loved it.
I fixed this tonight. It was awesome. My family loved it. I used the frozen Grandma's noodles. This was so yummy. Thank you.
It's your basic turkey noodle soup. Came out pretty good. I think the addition of the gravy mix added some nice flavor. I made a big batch and froze some, and it reheated well later.
I made this recipe this afternoon and will eat it at dinner tonight, but after tasting, it really was pretty bland and there wasn't a lot of broth. Like other reviewers, I used dry egg noodles (that probably contributed to the lack of broth). So, I added some extra water and quite a bit of salt. In the future, I would add more broth and maybe even 3 gravy packets to make the broth even thicker and more flavorful. My overall impression is that it taste a LOT like canned soup!
I made this today 11/28/08 it was a good recipe the direction are not so good. Also it needs additional water or broth, to be considered a soup. I added 3 cans of chicken broth and additional water. Also used the dried egg noodles as I really don't like the frozen noodles. Taste good the family liked it.
Fabulous! Was skeptical about adding dry gravy mix, but this soup was so flavorful and just the right consistency. Used homemade noodles which required adding a little more chicken broth. Will definitely use this recipe again!
What a great way to use leftover turkey. The only thing I did differently was to use german spatzel (noodles). This was a very good, belly-warming soup!
Very tasty way to use up leftover turkey (or chicken would be good too). I used a recipe for Grandma's Noodles II from this website instead of the frozen egg noodles. In my opinion this recipe was a little salty even when I used low sodium chicken broth. If there is a low sodium gravy mix at the store I will use it next time. Also, I nearly doubled the amount of broth to make it soupy enough for my family.
I made this today because it's cold and rainy and I had some leftover turkey from our holiday dinner. I cooked the turkey on our smoker and it gave this soup a great not too overwhelming smoky flavor. I liked the idea of adding the poultry gravy mix to the soup. It had good flavor.
This soup was awesome, and a big hit with my family. I used the packaged noodles instead of the frozen. It was great served with sourdough bread. YUM!
very good!!! did add extra chicken broth as someone else suggested. also added about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley and a little salt to taste. very yummy!! will make again!!
I needed to make few changes to use what I had on hand. I 4 cups of water, skipped the peas, not a fan, and only used one package of gravy mix. I substituted ditali pasta and used only 6 oz of it, it was plenty. I also added some black pepper and some fresh thym to boost the flavor. We liked the soup, thank you for sharing the recipe.
Great recipe - I modified it by using whole wheat spaghetti noodles, broken up, as many as you like - adjust for personal preference, skipped the peas and the gravy mix, but added the turnip/carrot leftovers from the meal, really nice colour and flavour to the soup. Add a bit of peper to taste.
Very good soup, and a healthy choice too. Had to sub brown rice for noodles only because hubby won't eat anything yhat even resembles a noodle... he said this soup is very good!
had an extra turkey after thanksgiving and deep fried it. got sick of sandwiches so used the rest for this soup. turned out realllly good. used corn instead of corrots and a abuntants of chicken stock instead of water.
I used turkey broth from cooking the carcass in place of the water. I skipped the peas and gravy mix, I wasn't sure I would like the gravy mix added but I am intrigued so will try it next time. I substituted packaged egg noodles for frozen and cooked them 7 minutes and added them to the soup the last 5 minutes. After a taste test I added basil, parsley, garlic pepper, garlic salt, salt and white pepper.
Your recipe is perfect!! I just fixed it with all the leftovers fom Christmas Dinner for our annual After Christmas Poker Party and everyone went back for seconds and thirds!! I changed only one thing to suit the taste of our friends and that was I added a handful of peppercorns at the beginning and extracted them at mid way of boiling because I know our crowd likes the "HOT & SPICY" side of food. Perfect recipe - Thank you for sharing!!
My first try at turkey noodle soup. I was very pleased. I put in 1 pkg.gravy and 1 cube boullion. Also used fresh turkey stock. Very, very tasty. Will do again gladly.
HEAVEN in a bowl! So very, very yummy!!!
you can't just slop this recipe together and then wonder why it didn't turn out. I sauteed the properly sliced and chopped vegetables in a large skillet with olive oil, butter, spiced to choice and above all else a decent mid range brandy like E&J. Just be careful not to light yourself afire. Made the sauce separate thickening it to preference than added the turkey and remaining ingredients juices and all careful not to overcook the vegetables. I served it over lightly roasted garlic mashed potatoes so I thickened the sauce a bit.
My husband loved this soup, but it wasn't my absolute favorite. I will use it again though and definately worth trying!
This was very good. We did not use peas. Added 1 garlic clove and oregano, basil and parsely. Would have given this 4 1/2 stars if we could give 1/2 stars.
The flavors I would rate a 5! But this did not turn out as soup. It was more like turkey and noodles with vegetables. Great flavor but next time I around I will use 1/2 bag of 12oz bag of noodles. Thank you for the recipe!
Very good, filling comfort food. I used leftover gravy from the turkey I made and it added great flavor. A perfect soup to use leftover turkey, thanks!
This was delicious with some modifications. I used leftover turkey broth in addition to the chicken broth. I used turkey gravy mix in lieu of the chicken gravy mix. I eliminated the peas for personal preference. I also added quite a bit of spice such as garlic salt, greek seasoning, poultry seasoning, black pepper. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Elaine!
I added a ton more spices and extra chicken bouillon to enhance the chicken flavor but this was still really bland.
so easy and my son thought it was chicken when it was actually left over turkey, tripled the recipe and when i went to wash the pot days later....well i have never seen a pot so clean, not even a carrot left. a keeper
This is a very good basic recipe, but I'm giving it a 4, because it lacks any spices. Usually I hate people who review with lots of changes, but this one did need spices. I made it with one can broth and the liquid from crock-potting several turkey thighs. I used fresh parsley, thyme, rosemary, three minced garlic cloves, oregano and salt and pepper. I also used 4 cups of turkey and 2 cups water with 2 bullion cubes, so that I ended up with more turkey and noodles and less like soup. I used dried noodles as I didn't have frozen and canned peas for the same reason. As I made it, it was a solid 5, it just needed seasoning.
I substituted and added a few ingredients. I used "All Natural, Better than Bouillon" Instead of the 2-14.5 oz cans of broth and 3 cups of water... I brought 5.5 cups of water to a boil and added 3.5 tsp of bouillon and then added the rest of the veggies. I followed the rest of the recipe, except omitting peas, and adding my own home made noodles. I also added 1 tsp. dried Parsley, 1/4 tsp. dried ground Thyme, 1/2 tsp dried Basil, and a 1/2 tsp dried sage.
I thought this turkey soup was absolutely delicious...and easy to make. I added some of the turkey carcass as I was simmering the broth mixture for an even richer flavor. Was a very hearty soup using the thicker frozen noodles. Although I haven't tried it substituting chicken, I think it would be equally as good. This is a definite keeper!