Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

One of my fondest Thanksgiving memories is the aroma and flavor of my grandmother's homemade turkey noodle soup.  The broth is they key ~ light and rich with flavor from the vegetables and roasted turkey.  The recipe serves about 16 and it freezes well.  You'll want to make the full recipe and enjoy this homemade turkey noodle soup for weeks to come. 
"They key is the broth ~ light and rich with flavor!"

INGREDIENTS:
14-16 cups chicken stock
1 cup drippings from turkey, strained (if available)
4 carrots, sliced
5 celery ribs, sliced
1 large onion, sliced and quartered
4-5 cups turkey meat, bite sized pieces
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon pepper
1 package egg noodles

PREPARATION:

1.     Prepare turkey according to package directions.  I have roasted a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.  You may also purchase pre-cooked turkey.

2.     Pour chicken stock into a large soup pot, add the drippings from the roasted turkey breast.

3.     Add carrots, celery and onion to the pot.  Bring to a boil then lower the heat and cook until vegetables begin to soften (20-30 minutes).

4.     Add the turkey, parsley and pepper to the pot, stir and lower heat to a low simmer while you’re preparing the noodles.

5.     Prepare noodles according to package directions.  Drain and add to soup.

6.     Serve and enjoy!


Note:  This recipe makes 16 servings of soup.  If you’re not planning on eating it over a few days or would like to freeze it; do not add the noodles until you’re ready to enjoy.

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