Tasty Turkey Noodle Soup – Lucky Iron Fish

Tasty Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey leftovers can stretch into some very tasty meals, like this iron-rich turkey noodle soup.  You can mix up the vegetables you use, or add rice, lentils, quinoa or potato instead of noodles. To get the most flavour, give the broth lots of time to simmer. (Pic is from The Endless Meal.)

MAKES 4 Servings |  PREP TIME 20 Min. | TOTAL TIME 2+ hours


  • 1 Lucky Iron Fish
  • Turkey carcass (bones, skin, etc.)
  • Water (enough to cover the turkey parts)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 3-4 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 cube/sachet chicken bouillon (if needed)
  • Parsley for garnish


  1. For the bone broth, break apart your turkey carcass and place in soup pot. Fill with water, to approximately two inches above the bones.
  2. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and let simmer for several hours (1-12 hours). The longer the simmering, the more nutrients of the turkey bones are released into the soup. Add water as required to cover the carcass.
  3. Add the Lucky Iron Fish for 10 minutes at the end of the simmering process. Then remove Lucky Iron Fish, wash and dry thoroughly.
  4. Strain the broth and add to soup pot, then pick out the meat (when cooled).
  5. Add the meat and the remaining ingredients to the soup pot, including more water if needed.
  6. Simmer for one hour.
  7. Boil 1 package of noodles in a separate pot. Cook until desired consistency is reached.
  8. Ladle noodles into bowls, then add soup on top.
  9. Serve garnished with parsley.


    Please be sure to wash your Fish with soap and water especially before the first use. Once you are done using the Fish please wash with soap and water and dry it right away to prevent rust.

    Lucky Iron Fish
    It is normal for cast iron to rust slightly. It is harmless and by following the use and care instructions, rust can be prevented or minimized.

    To prevent rust from building up, be sure to add only 2-3 drops of acidity (e.g. lemon juice) when boiling the Fish. Wash and dry your Lucky Iron Fish with a clean cloth as soon as you remove it from the cooking pot and store it in a dry place. Please do not air dry your Fish.

    To remove rust, scrub your Fish with soap and water or clean it with lemon juice. You can also apply a bit of Lucky Iron Fish Protection Oil to protect your Fish.

    Lucky Iron Fish
  • Hi there I purchased the Lucky Fish after watching the episode of Dragon’s Den, I have used it once and it already has rusted. I followed the instructions to a T. Why did this happen? Please advise as I don’t like adding a rusty fish to water that I am going to drink.

  • Hello there,

    I make drinking water with my iron fish. My water appears “rusty” looking with loose particles. Is that normal and safe to drink?


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