Old Man's Turkey Noodle Soup


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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 3 turkey drumsticks

  • 3 quarts water

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground dried sage

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

234 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1093mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 487mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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