Rating: 4.74 stars
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

My Dad cooks nothing, except for this soup -- old fashioned, simple, and delicious!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the turkey drumsticks and water in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Stir in onions, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, and celery salt; reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the turkey meat is very tender, about 2 hours. Remove the turkey drumsticks and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, strip the meat from the bones and tendons, chop the meat, and return to the soup.

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook the egg noodles a boil until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain. Scoop noodles into soup bowls and fill the bowls with turkey soup.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 14.9g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 74.8mg; sodium 1092.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (107)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
been doing this for ages only I use the turkey carcass after Thenksgiving. Great way to use all the bird. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2011
Did not care for this at all. Followed recipe to a "T". Had a funny after taste and just didn't look appealing at all. I guess I'm just not a fan of dumping everything the pot and simmering it. Read More
(6)
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2010
been doing this for ages only I use the turkey carcass after Thenksgiving. Great way to use all the bird. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
Oh. My. Goodness. Did everyone's "old man" make this after every Thanksgiving? Mine didn't but I learned from my father in law how to make this. He always boiled down the turkey carcass and used the "juice" from that and pieced out the bones from the meat and added more chopped leftover turkey and he added a cup or so of leftover turkey gravy, a little worchestershire and a couple bay leaves. (He didn't add that much salt, but he did add quite a bit. I only season to taste because I'm not a big salter of food.) It's one of my husband's favorite parts of Thanksgiving and now that my father in law has been gone for almost five years, I make this for my husband and boys and we reminisce over our favorite memories of him. Thanks for posting this recipe, it's such a wonderful recipe that I'm sure is not just a family tradition for only our family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
My family enjoys turkey noodle soup but I rarely made it because I always made it with the turkey carcass. Now we can have turkey noodle soup anytime!!! This recipe was straightforward easy to make and the result was DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
Use fresh turkey drumsticks - they're cheap come in an easy to handle pack of 2 or 3 and always available in our local market. Much better result and easier to handle than a leftover carcass which has had most of the flavor cooked out of it already. Follow the recipe as written for best results. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
Seriously, this was the best turkey (I used chicken) soup recipe I've ever used. All of the spices were right on which is the most important thing in this recipe. I used chicken thighs and breast instead of turkey and I cut the water by half and used vegetable stock for the rest. I will use this recipe from now on. EXCELLENT! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
This is an excellent soup! I did use 1/2 tsp (maybe more) of black pepper because we are big fans and also added about 1/2 a cup of heavy cream (I do this with nearly all my soups). It was fantastic. The herb mix is just perfect. This works just as well with white meat too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
Very good. Will be making again. Totally used recipe no changes. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
I love this soup! I boiled the leftover carcass of my Christmas turkey for several hours, removed the solids by using a strainer and had the 3 quarts of broth. In my stock pot, I sautéed the onion, celery and carrot, along with the spices and herbs in a small amount of olive oil until softened. Then added back in the broth and several cups of cut up white and dark meat. I brought to a boil then reduced heat and allowed it to simmer for about an hour before adding in the cooked noodles. Delicious and So easy! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
Excellent soup. Just like my dad used to make. Did not have to change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2011
Did not care for this at all. Followed recipe to a "T". Had a funny after taste and just didn't look appealing at all. I guess I'm just not a fan of dumping everything the pot and simmering it. Read More
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