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No-Fuss Turkey Noodle Soup

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars

"Make good use of your leftover dark meat without the fuss of boiling the carcass. Simply pick through the carcass before you toss the bird and save the meat for a quick next-day soup. Serve with warm bread for a great hot meal on a cold winter day. I substitute fresh herbs wherever possible, but for a quick meal after the intense preparation of a whole turkey, dried herbs do nicely. If you don't have chipotle chili powder, regular chili powder can be substituted. The chipotle provides a very light smoky flavor in the background. White meat can be used, but your broth will be less flavorful. Leftovers freeze well. Use whatever type pasta you prefer."
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1 h 5 m servings 328
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine chicken stock, summer savory, basil, thyme, chipotle powder, salt, black pepper. parsley, and sherry in a stock pot; bring to a boil. Add carrots, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until carrots are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet. Cook and stir celery, onion, and garlic in hot butter until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes; stir into stock mixture. Add turkey, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until turkey is hot and has flavored the soup, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes; drain and add to soup. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 328 calories; 7.9 34 28.6 94 1003 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good. Somehow I misjudged the calculations for larger portions, but I rescued it. I added rosemary to the homemde noodles I made and that was excellent.

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I think the garlic ruined it for our family. We really did not like this recipe.

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Very good. Somehow I misjudged the calculations for larger portions, but I rescued it. I added rosemary to the homemde noodles I made and that was excellent.

I did actually boil the carcass, and served it with dumplings, but what I liked about this recipe was the chipotle and the sherry. Thought the addition of those kicked it up a notch and my famil...

Very good flavor and use of leftover smoked turkey. Don't skip the sautéing of the onion and celery. That really mellows the flavor so that the herbs added still shine through. Will definitel...

Great recipe! I added an extra cup of broth, a cup of water, mushrooms and green beans. I also boiled the noodles directly in the soup. This was a perfect recipe for leftover Thanksgiving fried...

Excellent recipe. No changes except I used whole wheat noodles and less salt!

This soup was delicious!! Made the soup exactly as directed. Next time I will cut down on the amount of noodles.

Great soup. Used spices I had on hand. It was hit.

Fantastic recipe! I did have to substitute a few things, but the results were fantastic. I also doubled the recipe, so now have many smaller containers in the freezer for future lunches/dinners....

This is a quick and delicious recipe! I have made it with turkey and then again with chicken, and either way it's a hit. The addition of chili powder puts it over the top.