Creamy Turmeric Soup

When sickness hits, you need a good soup. Try this under 30 minute, gluten free, creamy turmeric soup for winter colds….or anytime!

The flu has been going CRAZY all around us. It’s like I’m just waiting for the plague to hit. So far we’ve been kept safe from it. How about your family?

When sickness hits, you can bet I turn to chicken noodle soup (or chicken soup without noodles), but sometimes I want something just a little bit different. Especially if sickness lasts as long as this flu bug is.

This turmeric soup with gluten free noodles and veggies is ready in under 30 minutes, which means you get back to resting and helping your sick loved ones ASAP.

gluten free rice noodle soup

What gives this soup it’s vibrant color?

It’s turmeric! Do you have a bottle in your spice cupboard? We don’t use it often, but when I do, I’m surprised by how much my kids like it (such as this coconut ginger chicken). Turmeric is from the ginger family, so it does have some ginger flavor in it, plus also a touch of orange flavor. You may recognize it from curry recipes.

What are some of the benefits of turmeric soup?

Aside from being tasty, turmeric is high in anti-inflammatory properties and is a strong antioxidant. It’s great if you want a quick anti-inflammatory recipe when you are sick or just need a pick me up. This recipe is also gluten free!

sauteed veggies

How to Make Creamy Turmeric Soup

There are just 6 easy steps to making this “get well soon” soup:

  • Saute. In a medium sized pot over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and onion. Cook onions until translucent.
  • Cook. Add in frozen mixed vegetables and cook until fork tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add. Mix in turmeric and paprika and stir over heat for 30 seconds.
  • Simmer. Pour in chicken broth, coconut milk, oyster sauce, and rice noodles. Cook until rice noodles are al dente (follow the package for this since there are so many different types of rice noodles).
  • Season. Add salt to taste. Garnish with scallions, cilantro, thai basil, hoisin sauce, sriracha, or hot chili sauce.
soup with rice noodles

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy oyster sauce?

Oyster sauce can be purchased either online or in any Asian grocery store. I purchased my oyster sauce from a local Asian grocery store. You can also find it in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

What can I substitute oyster sauce with?

You can also substitute oyster sauce for fish sauce. If you don’t have that on hand, feel free to replace it with soy sauce and a few drops of Worcestershire sauce. Since oyster sauce is a little sweet, you can also add about ½ tsp sugar with your soy sauce.

Can I use any type of rice noodle?

There are many different types of rice noodles, and all of them will work in this recipe! Just make sure that you are reading the package directions for cook time for whichever one you choose.

Creamy Turmeric Soup

What to Serve with Soup

Here are a few favorites that we always serve with soup:

For a twist, try adding a teaspoon of roasted garlic to this soup!

overhead view of Creamy Turmeric Soup
overhead view of Creamy Turmeric Soup

Creamy Turmeric Soup

4.63 from 8 votes
When sickness hits, you need a good soup. Try this under 30 minute, gluten free, creamy turmeric soup for winter colds….or anytime!
Servings 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 1 cup stir fry vegetables (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup coconut milk full fat (stir well before adding)
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 2 cups rice noodles
  • salt (to taste)

Possible add-ins:

  • scallions
  • thai basil
  • hoisin sauce
  • sriracha
  • hot chili sauce

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized pot over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and onion. Cook onions until translucent.
  • Add in frozen mixed vegetables and cook until fork tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in turmeric and paprika and stir over heat for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in chicken broth, coconut milk, oyster sauce, and rice noodles. Cook until rice noodles are al dente (follow the package for this since there are so many different types of rice noodles).
  • Add salt to taste. Garnish with scallions, cilantro, thai basil, hoisin sauce, sriracha, or hot chili sauce.

Notes

This does not need to be cooked in a dutch oven (as seen in pictures), any medium sized pan will work for this.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1074mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2577IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 402
Keyword 30 minute dinner, easy soup recipe, gluten free soup
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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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