Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

One of the best things about the holidays is leftovers and the best thing about leftovers is turkey noodle soup.  Add some roasted tomatoes and you’ll be singing and dancing in your kitchen!

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I made turkey stock last week with this soup in mind.  It was great timing too because the year’s first official snow storm hit and I’ve been inside sipping on this cozy deliciousness for the last few days looking out at the blanket of snow.

Turkey Noodle Soup | Simply Fresh Dinners

I made this two ways.  One with the traditional ingredients of carrots, celery, onion, fresh herbs and some delicious Chickapea Pasta.  These noodle are perfect for the soup because they are high in fibre and protein with a slightly nutty taste that adds another depth of flavour.

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I had a lot of tomatoes in my fridge so I decided to roast and add them to the soup for some extra deliciousness.  It’s   If you don’t have time to roast, simply pick up a tin of fire-roasted tomatoes.  Green peas and/or spinach would be great with it too.

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Chickapea Pasta spirals (227 grams/8 ounces)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, ends trimmed and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 8 cups (64 ounces) good-quality chicken stock (turkey stock recipe here)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked leftover turkey
  • salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Options

  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 cups roasted tomatoes (chopped and drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes at 450F)
  • Or use a 14 ounce tin of fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Handful of fresh spinach, chopped

Instructions

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic; saute for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  

Add carrots and celery and saute for another 3-4 minutes, or until the carrots are softened a bit.  

Add chicken (or homemade turkey) stock, bay leaf and thyme. and stir until combined.   Reduce heat to medium and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

Once the broth is fragrant, remove thyme and bay leaf and stir in the Chickapea pasta and turkey.  Continue cooking for 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is  al dente.  (Do not overcook)  

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.and garnish with parsley.

Notes

Leftover, cooked chicken can be substituted for turkey.

If using the option of frozen green peas, add them when you add the turkey and pasta.

If using tomatoes, add them when you add your chicken stock.

Add spinach at the end, placing it in each individual bowl and ladle soup on top.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 11 ounces/340 grams

Amount Per Serving

Calories 193

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6.5 g

10%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g

7%

Cholesterol 47 mg

16%

Sodium 610 mg

25%

Protein 14.5 g

29%

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

One of the best things about the holidays is leftovers for delicious soups. From Simply Fresh Dinners!

9 Comments

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 14, 2016 at 11:01 am

    We’ve been sick at our house so I know this would be a welcome bowl of comfort. Send the snow down our way please – we need a white Christmas! The soup sounds and looks wonderful. So healthy and hearty without missing the flavor!
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      Robyn
      December 15, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Oh no, Tricia, I hope you’re feeling better today. You definitely need some soup! We just got a whole bunch more snow last night and it’s coming down heavily now. You’re welcome to it, lol.
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    December 14, 2016 at 11:42 am

    What a lovely bowl of soup and how delicious with homemade stock to start with! Beautiful photos, too 🙂
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      Robyn
      December 15, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Oh my goodness, this was so good, Jennifer. And I have more stock for the leftover turkey at Christmas 🙂
      Thanks for your kind words 🙂 Happy Holidays!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    December 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    It’s soup season! And we’ve been having it several times a week. So I’m always looking for new ideas. This is a good one — thanks. BTW, I’m taking off the rest of the year, so I’d like to wish you happy holidays!
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      Robyn
      December 15, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Isn’t soup the best, John? I love creating new soup recipes and if it was up to me, I’d do all soups all the time, lol.
      Have a wonderful holiday. I’m taking time off too – it’s important to just breathe once in awhile! 🙂
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    December 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    So comforting and so nourishing! There’s seriously nothing better than turkey soup after the holidays, and your homemade stock must make it INCREDIBLE! Beautiful, Robyn!
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      Robyn
      December 15, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thanks so much, Blair. Soup is the best comfort food for so many reasons! Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family!
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    Marla
    December 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    I agree that one thing about holidays is the leftovers. Your turkey noodle soup sounds fabulous. I didn’t realize they has chick pea noodles. I will have check that out. Your recipe sounds delicious and full of nutrition. Have a healthy, happy & blessed holiday season and Christmas. Enjoy your time with your family and look forward to next year and what you are going to be cooking up. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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