Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

Don’t know what to do with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?ย Have you tried turkey noodle soup? It’s so easy and tastes even better than chicken noodle soup! I said it. Don’t believe me? Well, you should ;). Turkey has a richer depth of flavor. Maybe it’s the dark meat that I liked so much. It is also really easy to make since you’re just using left-over turkey meat. P.S. It tastes nothing like leftovers. We gobbled it up. Get it? Gobble gobble. I’ll stop.

I hope you all have a fantastic and blessed Thanksgiving. I’m already thinking about your post-thanksgiving diet. This turkey noodle soup is perfect!

Ingredients for Turkey Noodle Soup:

1 lb leftover turkey meat (white and/or dark meat)
8 cups reduced sodium broth (chicken or vegetable)
7 cups water
1 Tbsp salt (we used sea salt)
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced into circles
1/2 cup pasta (I used angel hair)
2 large sticks of celery, finely diced
1 small/medium onion, finely diced
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 tsp Mrs. Dash, or your favorite salt-free seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper

Turkey Noodle Soup

How to make Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup:

1. In a large soup pot, combine 8 cups broth with 7 cups water and 1 Tbsp salt. (Note: if you want to use the turkey carcass to make your own broth, Simply recipes has a great method). Add chopped potatoes, then bring the water to a boil and cook an additional 10 minutes.

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2. Meanwhile, slice your carrots and toss them into the pot once the water boils. Also, add your bay leaves.

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3. Next, break apart your noodles into spoonable pieces (you can use egg noodles or whatever noodles you have on hand). Toss the noodles into the pot.

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4. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat and add 3 Tbsp olive oil.ย Add ย finely diced celery and onion. ย Saute until soft and golden, then add it to the soup pot.

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5. Pull your turkey meat apart with forks and add it to the pot.

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6. Add 1 tsp Mrs. Dash and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste. Continue to boil a few more minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are cooked through

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Serve hot and steamy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

5.0 from 8 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $5-$7
Serving: 10-12

Ingredients

  • 1 lb leftover turkey meat (white and/or dark meat)
  • 8 cups reduced sodium broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp salt (we used sea salt)
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced into circles
  • ½ cup pasta (I used angel hair)
  • 2 large sticks of celery, finely diced
  • 1 small/medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash, or your favorite salt-free seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

How to make Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup:

  1. In a large soup pot, combine 8 cups broth with 7 cups water and 1 Tbsp salt.
  2. Add chopped potatoes, then bring the water to a boil and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, slice your carrots and toss them into the pot once the water boils. Also, add your bay leaves.
  4. Next, break apart your noodles into spoonable pieces (you can use egg noodles or whatever noodles you have on hand). Toss the noodles into the pot.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat and add 3 Tbsp olive oil. Add finely diced celery and onion. Saute until soft and golden, then add it to the soup pot.
  6. Pull your turkey meat apart with forks and add it to the pot.
  7. Add 1 tsp Mrs. Dash and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste. Continue to boil a few more minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are cooked through.

Serve hot and steamy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 3, 2017

    I made this today, used 5 chicken quarters (perfect!), diced the potatoes and carrot (skin on), about 10 cups of broth I made, no extra water, and I will say, as well as my wife and family, this is 10 stars! The potatoes and spaghetti, excellent combination. Perfect, and thank you for the recipe, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2017

      My pleasure Lee! I’m glad to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review with other readers! Reply

  • October 29, 2017

    I really like this combination with the potatoes and the broken pasta, that trick I learned from another of your recipes. Although we have turkeys here, it is not often I get one, so I am going to use chicken quarters and make the broth as well, should be perfect, I will be making this this week for sure and will comment on results after that (I am sure it will be 10 stars as well.) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Please do Lee! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Courtney
    October 10, 2017

    I just made this soup. It looks delicious but it’s SO salty! What did I do??? ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 10, 2017

      Hi Courtney, I tend to underseason my recipes to leave room for more if desired so I am wondering if maybe regular chicken broth was used instead of reduced sodium which would require less than 1 Tbsp sea salt added to the recipe, or if there was a different proportion of liquid used than what was called for or turkey meat that was too salty? I hope that helps! Reply

  • Diane
    January 5, 2017

    Just made this soup tonight for dinner. It was delicious! Felt so proud that it came out so well. I used wide noodles, so I added more that the recipe calls for.
    We will surely be making this again. It’s a keeper. My daughters will love how easy it is when I pass this recipe along to them. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2017

      Diane, you are very welcome and thank you for such a wonderful review ๐Ÿ˜. Reply

  • Bonnie
    March 15, 2016

    I love this recipe. Healthy and oh so flavorful! ! Thank you for having it available. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2016

      Thank you so much for that awesome review! I’m so happy you loved it ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Jamie
    February 14, 2016

    Hi Natasha! I wanted to let you know that I’ve made this soup (since Thanksgiving 2015) at least 5 times!! Amy family loves it. I’ve made it with chicken as well and added some other veggies or not. It’s yummy! Thank you for sharing your yummy recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 14, 2016

      Jamie, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Reply

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