Turkey Soup With Leftover Cleanup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by NurseJaney

Having had 9 "stay-overs, for 2 days, I had a fridge FULL of bits and pieces. Pulled 5 recipes from Zaar, and although you may recognize parts of yours, I thought there were too many changes to call this a "review" for any one. The base is probably closest to #144905, but with LOTS of suggestions from others, made this a soothing meal after WAY too many holiday feasts. You may stop after simmering, and restart later in the day. Additional stock or water maybe added if too thick.

Top Review by Chef1MOM-Connie

Made for SoupFest2011. Janey this is a great comfort soup and I love how my fridge got cleaned from making it. Similar to other soups but better because it is snowing here, freezing, and I felt like a big ol' pot of turkey noodle soup. This fit the bill. I did make a couple changes- 1- no mushrooms :-(, added in alarge white onion diced as I had no shallots, added in corn as it was leftover from dinner the other day. Otherwise the kept all the other ingrediants the same. Now I am going to go and have a warm cup of soup by the fire and watching the flames go. Mike will really enjoy this when he gets home from his trip, that and the freezer and fridge were cleaned up some from "Souper" Bowl Turkey day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in LARGE stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots, celery, mushrooms, and garlic; saute about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add turkey, bay leaves thyme, basil, salt, and pepper; stir to mix in seasonings.
  4. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to simmer, partially cover, and let simmer for 1 hour, or more if desired.
  6. Return mixture to boil, and add noodles.
  7. Cook 10 minutes, until noodles are just tender.
  8. Add peas and just cook til warmed.
  9. Remove from heat, discard bay leaves, and add parsley.

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