Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

When I think of soup, I think of my Mom. My mother loves soups of all kind – from the healthiest of broths to the heartiest of stews. I have seen her happily order soup in her favorite restaurant on the hottest of summer days!

When I learned that TidyMom and Dine and Dish were hosting their 2nd Annual SoupaPalooza – and I saw all of the amazing recipes bloggers were sharing – I knew I wanted to honor her through this special event! Mom will be jumping with joy when she sees hundreds of amazing soups, stews, chilis, and chowders linked in one post!

To honor my Mom, I am sharing my favorite childhood soup – the Turkey Noodle Soup I grew up on! It’s brimming with oodles of noodles and other delights, with flavor bursting out of the bowl!

Mom used to make this after the holidays with our leftovers, but here’s a secret I’ll share just with you. This soup is so good, my husband I sometimes buy a turkey just to make the soup!


15-16 Pound Turkey Carcass (containing leftover remnants of meat)
4 Cups Carrots, Coarsely Chopped
4 Cups Celery, Coarsely Chopped
4 Cups Onion, Coarsely Chopped
4 Cups Chicken Stock
1 Package Egg Noodles
2 Tablespoons Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Paprika
2 Tablespoons Garlic
1/3 Cup Chopped Dried Parsley


1. Put the turkey carcass in a large stock pot and cover it with water. Add 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper, paprika, and garlic to the water. Let the turkey carcass, water, and spices simmer for 4 to 6 hours, until the meat falls off of the bones. Set the pot aside and let it cool.

2. Remove the turkey carcass from the water. Remove all of the meat from the turkey carcass and set it aside. Discard the bones.

3. Coarsely chop the turkey and return it to the broth.

4. Add the chopped carrots, onions, celery and chicken stock to the broth.

5. Add 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper, paprika, and garlic plus the chopped dried parsley to the broth.

6. Simmer for 2 hours or until the carrots, onions, and celery or cooked.

7. Add the egg noodles and simmer for 20 to 30 more minutes.

8. Serve with Fresh Baked Cornbread!

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44 Responses to “Turkey Noodle Soup”

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  1. Trisha G. says:

    Yum! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing =)

    • Victoria says:

      i wish i’d had a bowl of this last weekend when some sort of bug was knocking me for a loop 😀 i love soups…and like your MOM i will order soup in the summer…my grandma made the most wonderful PA Dutch soups…miss that…thanks for sharing 😀

  2. Beth Ann Chiles says:

    That looks so good—other than the carrots which I would pick around….:-) Thanks for posting the link to Soupapalooza!!! I may have to join in!!! Just made a batch of my White Chicken Chili yesterday and it was delightful!!!! Great way to get some great soup recipes!!! Thanks!

    • Create With Joy
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      Your White Chicken Chili sounds fabulous! I hope you’ll share it at Inspire Me Monday – my husband LOVES chili and that sounds like a wonderful recipe to check out! 🙂

  3. Holly says:

    My mom is a really great cook – we’re talking “Martha” all the way. So when I think of my soups I think of my mom too! This soup looks and sounds soooo good. I went veggie a few years ago but I remember how yummy these meaty soups were. Hope you’re having a great day!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Holly! You could probabably adapt this recipe into a “Vegetable Noodle Soup” as well – it wouldn’t have the turkey flavor but it would still hae the delicious noodles!

      Thanks for stopping by – have a fabulous day! 🙂

  4. Awesome recipe. I would love to try this on my family. We eat homemade soups often. I have not tried turkey I think it would go over great. http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com/2012/03/tea-reviewing-party.html

  5. DM Yates says:

    This looks just like the soup my mother used to make. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      There’s nothing like good old fashioned, home made soup to warm the bones and bring back memories of old! Thanks for stopping by – have a fabulous week!

  6. Carolyn Dube says:

    I am not usually a big soup person but my mouth is watering for turkey noodle soup and it’s breakfast time. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I was never a huge soup person either growing up but this one was my fave (probably because it was so filled with good stuff!) I LOVE all of the noodles (no low carb diets for me!) My mom used to make huge pots of this and we are now carrying forward the tradition. 🙂

  7. Hi Joy, your Turkey Noodle Soup looks like the ultimate comfort food! I’m hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love you to come and post this recipe. Just stop by my blog on Sunday – the link will be up!

    I hope to see you there:)

  8. Erin says:

    Yum! We are soup lovers here. We will have to give this a try. Thanks

  9. ellen b says:

    That looks real good and what a great recipe that would feed the whole neighborhood! :0)

  10. jen says:

    I’m pinning this for next Thanksgiving! Thanks!

  11. Vicki says:

    From books to soup:)

  12. I love hearty soups like that! I make one very similar every November!

  13. anita says:

    Looks awesome! My hubs loves soup. I may have to try this one on him! Thanks.

  14. This sounds like a turkey-licious recipe. I’m not super fond of my turkey soup recipe…I’ll bookmark this one for fall! We’re entering the hot season…and soup is rarely on the list for an Arizona summer!

    Thanks for sharing.


  15. Mikki says:

    Oh this looks good! Now where do I find a turkey carcass in July???

    Thanks so much for joining Flock Together on 6/12 at Mom’s Best Nest . You’re welcome to join in this week at 6 p.m. tonight! I am now your happy LF follower!

  16. kari says:

    can you substituent the turkey for chicken to make chicken noddle soup?

  17. Seana Turner says:

    My mom used to make a soup like this every year at Thanksgiving. Such a delicious and satisfying treat after the festivities were over:) Stopping in from the Bloglovin’ Blog Hop – Happy October!

  18. Sharon says:

    These sounds so good! I’m collecting soups that I will be making during this cold weather. Definitely pinning this one. Can’t wait to try it…

  19. Stephanie says:

    This looks delicious! Im going to pin to make this with some of our Thanksgiving leftovers!

  20. Stephanie says:

    What a perfect way to enjoy leftover turkey, especially with this cold weather!

  21. Noodle soup has got to be one of my favourite things – love it. You just know it’ll do you good when you eat this. Bonjour from me at http://detoutcoeurlimousin.blogspot.fr – hope you have a great week.

  22. We love making turkey noodle soup the weekend after Thanksgiving. Yours looks delicious!

  23. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is one of the Top Ten Favorites this week at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are enjoying your week and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. G. says:

    I am making Turkey Noodle Soup tomorrow. This recipe is very similar to mine but, am going to give yours a try.

  25. My favorite dish at Thanksgiving is the soup I make with the carcass. 🙂 I’m happy to find a kindred soul!

  26. This sounds like the most perfect comfort food ever!!! 🙂

  27. Amy says:

    This Turkey Noodle Soup looks fantastic. There is nothing like a good noodle soup on a chilly winter day.

  28. Penny says:

    Yum! Looks absolutely delicious and perfect for cold winter days! Thank you for sharing.


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