Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

Don’t know what to do with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?Β 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.Β Add Β finely diced celery and onion. Β 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 πŸ™‚

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Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

5.0 from 7 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 πŸ™‚

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  • 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 😁. 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 πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜ƒ Reply

  • MASHA
    February 18, 2015

    just made it last night yum, yum
    easy because you most likely have all the ingredients already. husband asked for seconds and i sure enjoyed it too πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2015

      I’m so happy you both loved it! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Nayrouz
    January 7, 2015

    Amazing! I have a cold since yesterday, and I wanted soup. I had turkey leftovers frozen from this past thanksgiving; and here we go! I tried your recipe, it tastes great. I am eating a bowl as I’m typing πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much Natasha. you are awesome! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 7, 2015

      Im so glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks foe the great review! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Deb
    December 7, 2014

    This recipe is wonderful! My first time making leftover soup. Highly suggest this recipe for those who are hesitant in trying. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 7, 2014

      I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks Deb for the awesome review πŸ™‚ Reply

  • olga
    April 16, 2014

    I have a bunch a raw turkey wings I want to use in this recipe. Should I add them in raw or cook them first? if raw, at what point should I add them in??
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2014

      You’ll want to boil the turkey wings in water to create your own stock. I’d probably boil 30 minutes to soften up the meat and give it a chance to release flavor. Simply Recipes has a good method for making turkey soup with raw turkey. I hope that helps! πŸ™‚ http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/moms_turkey_soup/ Reply

  • Carolina
    February 17, 2014

    So do you put sauteed onions and celery at the very end or it doesnt really matter? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2014

      It’s better toward the end. If you boil it too long, it will lose it’s flavor. Reply

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