Curried turkey noodle soup in bowl

Curried turkey noodle soup

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Turkey isn't just for Christmas. Packed with protein, vitamins and lean too, it makes a great substitute for that other white meat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal480
  • fat10g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.17g


  • 1-2 tbsp Thai red curry paste, depending on taste
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 500g/ 1lb 2oz skinless turkey breast, cut into strips



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  • 225g thin rice noodles
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 300g beansprouts


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  • 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
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  • juice 1 lime



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  • 2 tsp sugar



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  • small handful coriander


  1. Heat a large saucepan and fry the curry paste for 1 min, until fragrant. Tip in the stock and bring to the boil, then throw in the turkey and cook for 5 mins. Add the rice noodles and cook for 3 mins more.

  2. Add the pepper and beansprouts and cook for 2 mins more. Add the coconut milk, bring to a simmer, season with the lime juice and sugar, then spoon into bowls, sprinkle with the coriander leaves and serve.

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3rd Apr, 2012
healthy, speedy and delicious
29th Feb, 2012
Used chicken breasts instead of turkey. Full fat coconut, instead of "light". Very tasty and filling.
25th Jan, 2012
This really looks yummy will give it a go
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6th Jan, 2012
This is great. Really simple and tasty too. Ideal after work. I halved all the ingredients (cooking for 2) but I would probably add more paste next time as I like things hot (or buy better paste!) Highly recommend this!
3rd Nov, 2011
Great easy meal. I substituted the turkey for chicken breast and whole prawns which was delicious and added a bit more substance. 2tbsp of the curry paste added a nice kick without too much heat, could definitely add a bit more chilli if you like it hot. Very simple to cook, i would definitely make it again.
7th Jun, 2011
I haven't really cooked anything like this before but found it really easy to make and it tasted delicious. I used 2 tbsp of thai curry paste which gave a lovely flavour and heat, and I cheated with some fine thread straight to wok noodles - no-one noticed! Would definitely make again for an easy midweek meal and something different to do with diced turkey.
3rd Jun, 2011
I have been to Thailand many times and this is totally authentic and easy to make.
3rd May, 2011
Really yummy! Light and all the flavours blend so well together.
1st May, 2011
Nice easy soup to make. We used pre-cooked turkey strips and fresh rice noodles.


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