Canned soup is a nice way to welcome your family home from a long day but homemade turkey noodle soup is outta this world delicious. I still reminisce about my first memory of grandma’s turkey noodle soup and how much better it was than even chicken soup. The flavor of turkey is one hundred times better than chicken.
First, just save your turkey bones and you’re half way there. Place them into a large pot with about 6 quarts of water. Turn heat to high and wait for it to boil.
While waiting for broth to cook, place 1 1/2 cups of flour, 4 eggs, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 cup of milk into a bowl.
Mix ingredients until a sticky dough forms. I recommend a hand mixer or using a stand mixer. Do not mix too long.
Place about a cup of flour out on counter and place flour on dough & rolling pin.
Roll dough into a long strip. Before folding, make sure dough is well floured so it can be separated again when unfolding the noodles.
Fold flour downward in half a few times until it looks something like this.
Then cut into thin strips. Unroll and place in a pile, again with plenty of flour so they don’t stick together. Set aside & let rest for a few minutes.
Clean-up used to be my least favorite part of making homemade noodles but this handy dandy tool has completely changed that! If you or the cook you love does not have one of these, you must by one for Christmas.
After broth reaches the boiling point, remove all the bones and pieces. It is easy to leave tiny bones that drifted into the broth so try to get them all. Remove turkey from bones & place back into soup in bite size pieces.
Add a half of a chopped yellow onion, chopped celery and a couple chopped carrots to broth. Add seasonings like salt, pepper, a house seasoning, and maybe even some of your favorite chopped herbs like rosemary, thyme & sage. Bring broth to a boil again.
Add noodles a few at a time. The reason for the boiling temp and adding a few at a time is so they don’t clump together again when the fall into the pot. Give a gentle stir a couple of times while adding noodles.
After adding noodles, place lid on pot and allow to simmer on low for about another 45 minutes.
Mmmmm… cozy in a bowl.
You can make this with chicken or beef too.