Thursday, November 20, 2014

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

Thanksgiving is only a week away, can you believe it?  I am SO excited for this holiday season, and I don't know about you but I am already looking forward to those turkey leftovers hanging out in the fridge! I love that classic after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, but what else can you do with all that turkey? Here's one idea for a Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup that is done in 25 minutes!

It's chilly here, and really nothing sounds better than a big pot of homemade soup. Once I figured out how easy it was to make soup at home, those condensed cans of tiny chicken pieces and super salty broth were banished from my pantry forever. If you haven't made homemade soup, now is the time to try. You will never go back to cans, I promise.    
Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup
Doesn't this make you want to light the fireplace and bring out the chunky blankets?


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (Leaves included)
3-4 cups chicken or turkey stock
3-4 cups water
1 box of elbow noodles
1 1/2 cups turkey chunks
2 teaspoons of Rosemary
2 teaspoons of Oregano
salt to taste {if needed - I didn't add salt because my stock was salty enough}

Mince the garlic, and chop the vegetables.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add the vegetables and cook until they begin to  soften. {7-9 minutes}
Add the rosemary, oregano, stock, and water. Stir and bring to a boil.
Add the turkey chunks and one bag of pasta. Cook the pasta per the instructions on the bag. {mine was 12 minutes for large elbow macaroni}.
Taste and see if you need more herbs or salt. Turn to a simmer and serve when you are ready.

A big jar of this soup is headed to my neighbor who is feeling a bit under the weather. Nothing like a homemade soup to say feel better soon!

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup


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