Crock Pot Turkey and Noodle Soup

Recipe originally spotted at Creatively Domestic.

I cooked a turkey last week, and since it was a big turkey (11 pounds!) and there are only two of us, I had a lot of turkey left over. After making a turkey and rice casserole and some turkey pot pie (isn’t it nice of me to mention recipes and then not provide a link to them? Sorry!), I still had plenty of turkey, so when I stumbled across a chicken and noodle soup recipe, I thought that surely I could use turkey instead. Makes sense, right? Poultry’s poultry, after all.

I assembled my ingredients, because that’s what good cooks do, they make sure they have all the ingredients required before they start cooking. (That is said with a healthy dose of sarcasm, because at least 75% of the time I realize halfway through making something that I don’t have some essential ingredient).

 

You’ve got your turkey (in the plastic container), egg noodles, onion, a little piece of onion left over from earlier in the week (you can never have too much onion in anything), carrots, celery, corn (recipe calls for a can of whole kernel corn; I’m using corn grown in our garden this past summer and frozen), chicken broth (I usually can my own, but we were out so I opted for the grocery store stuff, obviously), and a little pack of presliced green onions. If I’d remembered that I have dried sliced green onions in the cupboard I would have used those.  There’s a can of Cream of Mushroom soup – the recipe called for Cream of Chicken, but I never keep that stuff on hand, so Cream of Mushroom it is. You may certainly use whatever Cream of soup you prefer. Also used: salt and pepper. Imagine there are salt and pepper shakers in there somewhere.

Now, I didn’t take pictures of all these next steps, but if y’all are DYING to see posed pictures of me chopping stuff in future posts, you feel free to let me know. I live to serve.

Throw 5 cups of chicken broth, 1/2 cup each of sliced celery, sliced carrots, green onions, and finely chopped onion into the crock pot. Add your soup, corn, and sprinkle as much salt and pepper as you want over the top of it all. Stir it together.

 

Yeah, it looks a bit watery, but it’s not time to add the turkey and noodles yet – it’ll get thicker. Set your crock pot to “low” and ignore it for 5 hours.

After five hours, add your 2 cups of turkey and 1 1/2 cups of egg noodles. Enjoy this idiotic picture where I attempt to show you that I’ve added the turkey and noodles.

 

Set the crock pot to “high” and let it cook for another hour. When the hour is up, fill your bowl and enjoy!

 

This recipe makes a TON of soup; we’ll probably be eating it for three or four meals (or perhaps I’ll steal the leftovers to have for lunch this week) and it’s really tasty. All told, it took perhaps 10 minutes of chopping and stirring.

Crock Pot Turkey and Noodle Soup
 
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Crock Pot Turkey and Noodle Soup!
Original Source/Author:
: Entree, Main
Serves: a million
Ingredients
  • 5 c. chicken broth
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup (I used Cream of Mushroom)
  • ½ c. onion chopped fine
  • ½ c. sliced celery
  • ½ c. carrots
  • ½ c. green onions
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (I used a bag of kernel corn that I froze last summer)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1½ c. egg noodles
  • 2 c. cooked turkey chopped (original recipe called for chicken)
Instructions
  1. Add everything EXCEPT the noodles and turkey to the crock pot.
  2. Cook on Low for 5 - 6 hours.
  3. Add noodles and turkey to the crock pot.
  4. Cook on High for one more hour.

 


Comments

Crock Pot Turkey and Noodle Soup — 12 Comments

  1. This looks good, and I mostly love Turkey or Chicken noodle soup – but why does it have to cook for 5 hours when the beginning ingredients are vegetables and broth? Is that for thickening purposes? I’m going to try it anyway since it is in a crockpot and really, there are plenty of other things I can do for 5 hours while it cooks (I mean besides hovering and wondering why liquids and vegetables need to cook so long). Obviously I already have too much time on my hands – hence this comment.

    • Yeah, it thickens while it cooks the veggies – I’m sure you could do it for a shorter period of time on high. Or for that matter, I didn’t think to check the veggies after a couple of hours, maybe just a couple of hours on low would do. I think you should experiment with it and let us know the results, Suzy. 🙂

      Robyn

  2. Next time you roast a turkey, throw all the skin, bones and any other parts you don’t want to eat into a stockpot or crockpot. Add onion, carrot, celery, enough water to *barely* cover, and simmer for a few hours (obviously longer in the crockpot). Now you’ve got your own turkey broth to freeze/can/use/whatever. I usually add some peppercorns and parsley, too, but no salt until I’m ready to use it.

    The only caveat is to be careful not to add too much water.

      • I would totally have to cook that turkey ASAP because it would make me nuts taking up freezer space. Not that I keep a bunch of stuff in my freezer, mind you. I guess I’m just obsessive about (you never know when I might suddenly buy a side of beef or some shit!) things. 🙁
        But I can’t wait to try this recipe too (and really, it’s kind of rude of Robyn not to share this with me sooner, huh?) Hmph!

  3. Any suggestions to “fix’ my view page? I am getting everything but only in a 2” or so column. Frustrating because i want to try those Mocha cookies!!

    • Sorry, Lynne. We’re not getting our comments emailed to us (a glitch in the matrix) and I didn’t see this, but I’m going to try and find out – that’s a new one that I never heard of – I’ll have to ask my kid (how embarrassing!)
      -nance

    • Hi, Lynne!

      It sounds to me like your resolution is set to low. If you minimize all your windows and go right click on your desktop, you should be able go into an option that says “Screen Resolution” or “Display Settings” depending on what operating system you’re using.

      Set it up a bit a higher, and it should do the trick. If it doesn’t, just reply back and tell me I’m dumb and I’ll try and figure out another solution.

      – Alex

    • Lynne, take a look at the zoom % in the bottom right hand corner of your browser window. If you have it set to anything less than 100% it will look like a little newspaper column.

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