What better food to celebrate the chill in the air (if you can call 50 chilly) than soup. I brought home some left over turkey from Christmas and I've been saving it for just this occasion.
Why is it called Noodle Dumpling soup? Well, I have these dumpling noodles from the Mennonite market and I've been wanting to try them for probably over a year. You know what that tells me? I do not make chicken/turkey and dumplings nearly enough. Now that I think about it, I think I only made it once when I was a sophomore in college and it was a colossal disaster. I need to step up to the plate and give homemade dumplings another go. But in the mean time, these noodle dumplings were fantastic! I had noodle dumplings once in high school and these were even better!
Let's just get to it shall we - I already had 2 humongous bowls, but I might want another one after I'm finished typing this. Just kidding, I'm stuffed, but if I had room, I'd eat some more for sure! ;)
Turkey Noodle Dumpling SoupWhat's In It:
1 1/2 c Carrots, sliced about 1/4-1/2"
1 c Celery, sliced about 1/4-1/2"
1 medium Onion, diced
2 heads garlic, roasted and smashed
3/4 t poultry seasoning*
1 t salt*
1/2 t mustard powder
1/2 t onion powder
1 t pepper
8 Small Red Potatoes, about 1 - 1 1/2 lb
1 1/2 c Turkey or Chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
2 T Butter
6 c Water*
8 oz Noodle Dumplings
1 1/2 c Milk
What To Do With It:
Saute carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in butter over medium heat for a few minutes or until fragrant.
Add spices and cook a few minutes longer.
Add potatoes and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer approximately 20 minutes or until potatoes are just less than tender.
Add noodle dumplings and cook according to package directions (I stopped about 2 minutes short just so the noodles didn't fall apart when I stirred the soup).
Add milk and meat - heat through. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
*I didn't have any broth on hand, so I had to improvise. If you have broth, omit the poultry seasoning and salt.