Turkey noodle soup

Turkey noodle soup

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Healthy, cheap and quick - this soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal285
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.42g
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  • 1.2l low-sodium chicken stock
  • 4 small carrots, peeled and chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 140g medium egg noodles
  • 200g/7oz shredded, cooked turkey or chicken



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Bring the stock to the boil and throw in the carrots. Boil for 4 mins, then add the noodles and simmer for 3 mins. Stir in the turkey, peas and the white part of the spring onions, heat for 1 min or until everything is hot through. Ladle into bowls, scatter with the green part of the onions to serve.

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26th Dec, 2015
I make this a lot. I usually add in other veg, bok choi is nice, mange tout, sliced ceps or courgetter. Good base recipe for playing about with.
29th Dec, 2014
Made this exactly to the recipe and it was extremely easy, quick and delicious. My carrots were leftovers too so even quicker!
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28th Dec, 2014
This was a lovely way of using the turkey leftovers and bringing in some different flavours. I added some chopped fresh ginger, a sliced leek and a pepper (because that's what I had in the fridge) along with the zest and juice of a lime and a few dried chilli flakes for a bit of a kick. I finished it off with a handful of fresh coriander and mint although you could use whatever herbs you have available. This is a recipe where you can easily use up whatever you have in the fridge and make a wonderful, tasty meal.
13th Sep, 2013
Just had this for supper. Not sure if it was down to the healing properties of chicken soup, but it really hit the spot. Next time I might try it with the addition of some coriander for a different twist, but it was very fine fare on a cold and wet Yorkshire evening.
6th Apr, 2013
This is excellent for a freezing, cold 'Winter' (it's actually Spring!) day. I substituted the noodles for vermicelli and it really filled it out... so much that we ate it with a fork! It was lovely though, real tummy-warming stuff!
3rd Jan, 2013
Wonderful, filling soup made with the last of the delicious Christmas turkey stock. Had no leftover turkey so sliced a large chicken breast into the soup at the same time as the carrots. Lovely.
11th Sep, 2012
really tasty once I added some seasoning as this wasnt part of the recipe. I added chillies to it give it an extra kick.
28th Jan, 2011
Fab recipe, so simple to make but tastes great and enjoyed by all the family. Originally made it with stock and leftover meat from the Christmas turkey and it was delicious. Worked just as well tonight when I made it with the stock and remains of a roast chicken from earlier in the week.
5th Jan, 2011
Much enjoyed by the family though there were too many noodles and not enough stock for our tastes. Definitely one to do again.
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11th Feb, 2014
Great with a little chilli added
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