Most helpful positive review
Simply outstanding. Change NOTHING. Colorful and delicious. I got happy all over when I saw this recipe. To another reviewer: By "half dumplings, half egg noodles," I'm pretty sure Christine is referring to a cross between a dumpling and a noodle. When she made dumplings, my granny used to let me choose. She'd say, "Kid, you want strip dumplings or drop dumplings?" I ALWAYS chose the strips! So there's no ingredient left out; these are the noodles AND the dumplings, and they are to me the ultimate comfort food. They're not leavened, so be prepared for a bit of a gummy texture, which is not for everyone, but as for me, they're my FAVORITE. I like 'em gummy. :)Read More
Most helpful critical review
Thought the broth on this one was a little strong. Too much parsley, I think. I didn't roll out the slickers thin enough so came out a little strange.Read More
Simply outstanding. Change NOTHING. Colorful and delicious. I got happy all over when I saw this recipe. To another reviewer: By "half dumplings, half egg noodles," I'm pretty sure Christine is referring to a cross between a dumpling and a noodle. When she made dumplings, my granny used to let me choose. She'd say, "Kid, you want strip dumplings or drop dumplings?" I ALWAYS chose the strips! So there's no ingredient left out; these are the noodles AND the dumplings, and they are to me the ultimate comfort food. They're not leavened, so be prepared for a bit of a gummy texture, which is not for everyone, but as for me, they're my FAVORITE. I like 'em gummy. :)
The recipe is good. I was not prepared for the texture of the slickers. They are a little gummy and pasty, and sort of make the soup broth thick and pasty also. I am thinking that when I make this next time, I will make fewer slickers and that will help.
This recipe is very close to how I make turkey soup. I add garlic, sage, thyme. a little oregano. For the "slickers," I used Annie's frozen dumplings which turned out great. Because I don't use as much liquid and a lot more of the vegies, my soup comes out more like a stew (a "stoup?"). I didn't put the peas in either because I didn't have any. Thanx for the recipe.
This soup was wonderful for using up the Thanksgiving turkey carcass! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the slickers. I don't care for them, so I used a bag of egg noodles instead. I would suggest buying an extra container chicken broth. I needed to add some b/c the noodles soaked up alot of the broth. This was my first time making soup & it came out amazing with a wonderful home made flavor!
This was an excellent soup - got great reviews from hubby and picky 16 & 12 yo daughters! It was my first attempt at making the rolled dumplings, but they were perfect. The recipe did make more than needed, so I'd up the liquid or cut the slicker part. I ended up throwing away about 1/4-1/3 of the dumplings and there were still PLENTY in the soup. Will definitely make again!
Made this with smoked turkey off the Traeger. Loved it. I had never made the slickers before, they were good but definately have to go small with those.
Excellent recipe, Christine. We like a more "sagey" flavor, so I doubled the seasonings. I had never heard of slickers before. They were a wonderful addition to the soup. Thanks.
My (very picky) daughter said this was "amazing". "The Chinese noodles are the best, mom!". So good to find something healthy that she'll eat and enjoy.
This was great
the house smelled wonderful while this simmered the noodle was just what i expected no puffy here just solid noodle thanks for sharing
Thought the broth on this one was a little strong. Too much parsley, I think. I didn't roll out the slickers thin enough so came out a little strange.
This is a great recipe. Sometimes I replace up to half the flour with wheat flour.
Yummy! My mother in law makes a soup that we also call "bone soup" and I was trying to find a similar recipe to use for our leftover Thanksgiving turkey... this is it. Kids loved it!
I've never made turkey soup until today. Usually, I pull off all the meat from the carcass to make turkey sandwiches. Today, I felt like making a hearty soup, so everything went in the crock pot and it came out perfect. The only changes were that I doubled the amount of dill, parsley and poultry seasoning. Also made mini dumplings from bisquick.
Finally a great turkey (chicken?) soup from scratch! I got the Thanksgiving turkey carcass out of the freezer & put it in the crock pot with 6 cups of chicken broth, the veggies, bay leaf, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and water to cover. Let it simmer most of the day and then strained it, picked over the bones and chopped up all the meat. Returned it to the pot, added more seasoning to taste and brought that to a simmer. I then added about 2 cups baby spinach leaves, 1/4 c fresh parsley minced and instead of the homemade slickers I added hollow macaroni noodles (don't know the technical name). Let this all simmer about 30 min and the added the juice from one lemon. We could not believe how this turned out. I will try the slickers next time for sure.
Quite some work but totally worth it! Now I make turkey once a month thru the colder seasons just so we can have this soup.
Christine,I can't wait to use this recipe. The turkey is still thawing in the fridge and I'm already looking forward to the carcass soup. So far, I've just been "winging it" every year. But, please bear with this old man...I didn't see the noodles listed and I really wanta do this one!!!! Thanks for a great recipe!!!! (I'll rate this now only because it's required, but I doubt I'll need to change it.)
My family loved this soup. I've always made turkey soup with dumplings after Thanksgiving turkey, but decided to try this recipe with the "slickers". Don't expect these to be like noodles ... they are noodle shaped dumplings. I also added a little more salt and a little sugar to the dough. The flour from the slickers makes the turkey soup nice and thick. I only used salt and pepper ... no bay leaf, parsley, dill, etc. Nice and simple turkey soup. Slickers take a little extra time but I thought it was worth it. I'll definitely be making this soup again come November!
What a tasty and easy recipe! I made a turkey soup last year and it got all mushy when I added the rice. I love that this recipe is with dumplings instead. I followed the recipe exactly except I only added 1/2 of the dumplings. I used about 3 1/2 cups of flour when making my dough, so I ended up with a lot. I didn't want it to take over the soup as I like mine more brothy. It was excellent! The husband and 2 year old gobbled it up!
Just average. The slickers were good... someone said too much? I say not enough! LOL!
This is an Awesome recipe, my wife's family has been making the identical soup for generations.. except they've always used chicken. With some convincing I got a bunch of them to try this turkey variation, everyone agreed it was equally delicious. My inlaws always called the "slickers".. "sliders" but no matter what u call them this is the best thing u can come home to on a cold winter's eve.
A very good soup. I sauteed my onion with a large clove of garlic first for extra flavor, then I added a few more veggies that I had in the fridge (like diced turnip and yam) and left out the dill. I had some leftover gravy from Thanksgiving and added that in at the end to thicken it a bit. Being short on time, I just added broken up wide egg noodles for the last 20 minutes. We had a couple of main meals and a few lunches with this soup. Yummy !
This is a great recipe and very flexible. I used a chicken carcass instead of turkey, and used brown rice instead of making slickers and it was still outstanding. I found it helpful to know that 5 quarts is 20 cups. My crockpot only holds about 3 quarts of water with all of the other ingredients, which was more than enough water. Outstanding recipe!
It was a hit with us. 'Will make it again.