How to Make Healthy Turkey Ramen Bowls

You'd never guess this rich, delicious and satisfying soup is less than 300 calories per bowl. Full of protein, vegetables and satisfying noodles, this will be the recipe that you look forward to making every year. No turkey? No problem! This works just as well with leftover chicken, ham or pork chops. Feel free to spice it up with chilies, sriracha or hot sauce.

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Tip

This recipe makes 4 servings!

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (3.5 oz) package of shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced

  • 10 cups chicken or turkey broth

  • salt to taste

  • 2 packages ramen noodles (2 standard servings)

  • 4 soft boiled eggs, cut in half (boil for 7 minutes, then add to ice water, peel)

  • 2 cups leftover turkey

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/2 cup sliced nori sheets

  • soy sauce, chili oil, sriracha for serving (optional)

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Step 1: Cook Mushrooms and Onions

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onions and mushrooms, cooking until softened and the mushrooms have darkened. About 8 minutes.

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Step 2: Heat the Broth

Add the broth, and bring to a gentle simmer. Sample the broth, adding salt to taste. The amount of salt you need will depend on the broth you use. If your broth tastes "flat" or lacking flavor, it needs salt.

Tip

Want to make the best broth using your turkey carcass? Just add the carcass, 1 onion (quartered), 4 carrots, 4 ribs celery, salt, basil and oregano to a slow cooker, cover with water and cook on low for 12 hours. Strain and add to a storage container.

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Step 3: Cook the Noodles

Add the noodles to the broth. Cook until just before al dente (2-3 minutes).

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Step 4: Remove the Noodles

Once the noodles have cooked, remove and add to a bowl or storage container. This will prevent the noodles from overcooking and becoming mushy. Store any leftover ramen noodles separate from the broth. You can add the turkey, carrots, and green onions to the broth for storage.

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Step 5: Build your Bowl

Add desired amount of noodles, turkey, carrots and eggs to each bowl.

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Step 6: Top with Hot Broth

Add the hot broth to each bowl (this will heat up the turkey, even if it's cold out of the fridge).

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Step 7: Top with Garnishes

Add nori sheets, green onions, sriracha and soy sauce, as desired.

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