Friday, November 26, 2010

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

While the rest of you sorry souls are out stiff-arming shoppers or sleeping off yesterday's stuffing, I've been up for hours making use of my turkey leftovers.

Nahhh... I can't lie. I made this soup two weeks ago when I made my turkey broth and I posted this on auto-post earlier in the week. Hey, I'm no better than the rest of you. I'm still in bed as you're reading this. I need time to recover from all that turkey and stuffing too! However, you'll NOT find me at the malls today. I'd rather take 50 lashes with a wet noodle.

Creamy Turkey-Noodle Soup

2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 medium carrot, small diced
kosher salt and pepper
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
6 cups chicken or turkey stock
8 oz. egg noodles
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
1/2 cup half & half or whole milk
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

In soup pot, heat olive oil over medium to medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrot. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Add bay leaf. Saute for 6-8 minutes, or until onions soften and become translucent. Add garlic and thyme and saute for an additional minute. Sprinkle flour over all and cook for two minutes, stirring to prevent garlic and flour from burning. Add turkey stock and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the egg noodles and simmer for another 15 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of your noodles. Add the turkey and simmer for another minute or two. Remove from heat. Remove bay leaf and stir in the half & half and the parsley.


June said...

Looks sublime Mags. I think there's soup in our future too. I won't be in the malls either, though kitchen clean up duty is in my future. Darn...where is that maid anyway? Hope you have a wonderful day!

Julie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This soup looks like a delicious recipe for those leftovers!

Nanan said...

Lovely looking soup - enjoy the relaxing day - we aren't leaving home either!

Frieda said...

I'm with YOU~ I got to sleep in and enjoy a day OFF! It was waaaaay to cold to stand out in line at 4 a.m. Besides, I'm crabby if you wake me up at 4 a.m.....Enjoy!`

Moogie said...

Hope you had a great holiday with your family.

You know that I'm a pushover for soup. This look so very yummy.

I'm worn out from spending several days at my daughters house. And I've been away from my blog, so now I'm trying to play catchup.

Pam said...

You shouldn't have fessed up!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Perfect use of leftover turkey if I have any. :) All of my family (and their families and their friends) are here and food is disappearing at an alarming rate. I love it. :)

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

I spent my morning after Thanksgiving in similar non-activities, although I eventually roused myself to "clean up" that last pesky bit of pie by having it with my morning coffee. This excellent looking soup looks like an ideal way to use up the turkey carcass we now have left. Must try today!

Sue said...

Any recipe with the word "creamy" in the title is okay in my book!