Old Man's Turkey Noodle Soup

Old Man's Turkey Noodle Soup

28 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 30 m
Recipe by  KDcook

“My Dad cooks nothing, except for this soup -- old fashioned, simple, and delicious!”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Combine the turkey drumsticks and water in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Stir in onions, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, black pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, and celery salt; reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the turkey meat is very tender, about 2 hours. Remove the turkey drumsticks and allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, strip the meat from the bones and tendons, chop the meat, and return to the soup.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook the egg noodles a boil until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain. Scoop noodles into soup bowls and fill the bowls with turkey soup.

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been doing this for ages only I use the turkey carcass after Thenksgiving. Great way to use all the bird.

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

Oh. My. Goodness. Did everyone's "old man" make this after every Thanksgiving? Mine didn't but I learned from my father in law how to make this. He always boiled down the turkey carcass and used the "juice" from that and pieced out the bones from the meat and added more chopped leftover turkey and he added a cup or so of leftover turkey gravy, a little worchestershire and a couple bay leaves. (He didn't add that much salt, but he did add quite a bit. I only season to taste because I'm not a big salter of food.) It's one of my husband's favorite parts of Thanksgiving and now that my father in law has been gone for almost five years, I make this for my husband and boys and we reminisce over our favorite memories of him. Thanks for posting this recipe, it's such a wonderful recipe that I'm sure is not just a family tradition for only our family.

Barbara M.

Barbara M.

My family enjoys turkey noodle soup, but I rarely made it because I always made it with the turkey carcass. Now we can have turkey noodle soup anytime!!! This recipe was straightforward, easy to make, and the result was DELICIOUS!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 234 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1093 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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