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

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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 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$7
Servings: 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
  • 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

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 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.

Serve hot and steamy πŸ™‚

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  • Terry Mortensen
    January 3, 2018

    I made this and it was delicious! I will definitely make it again. I wonder if it would be tastey with cabbage instead of potatoes? I bet it would yummy with whatever vegetables. 🀀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2018

      Hi Terry, I haven’t tried it that way but I think it would be great with changing up the vegetables if you prefer cabbage. Reply

  • December 27, 2017

    I made this tonight and it was a huge hit with my family! Thank you so much! I will definitely be using recipe a lot! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Randi! I’m happy to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Angela
    November 28, 2017

    I’ve been looking for a turkey/chicken noodle soup without having to do the whole carcass thing, and this is it!! Did exact except used butter instead of oil….perfect broth! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Angela! I’m glad to hear you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Diana
    November 26, 2017

    Wonderful soup – we absolutely loved
    it, was also very easy to make.. thank You so much for posting your recipes Natasha…. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 27, 2017

      You’re welcome Diana! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a success. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • 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! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Courtney
    October 10, 2017

    I just made this soup. It looks delicious but it’s SO salty! What did I do??? 😒😒 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 😁. 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

  • December 12, 2013

    This soup looks so savory and comforting. I just love your pictures; they really want me to take a bite, or in this case just dive in with a spoon.
    I absolutely love soups and make them a few times a week. With homemade bread, it’s just amazing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2013

      It’s the best kind of comfort food especially with homemade bread. You’re making me hungry! Reply

  • Zina P
    November 29, 2013

    This was perfect for day after…our turkey was so big and today I made this soup….my grandson is sick and didn’t want to eat, but devoured a big bowl of this soup…chicken soup is well known as “Jewish Penicillin” and I imagine likewise for turkey soup. Your recipes always come with guaranteed delicious results….and this one is no different….MMMMMM! I added a sprinkle of dill weed, too. Thank you for inspiration and deliciousness! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 29, 2013

      Dill would make it even better! I’m so glad you enjoyed the soup and your Grandson too. I hope he recovers quickly! Reply

  • Vern
    November 28, 2013

    Nice twist on the classic chicken noodle soup! It looks easy enough for me to make it. That’s my kind of recipe. πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2013

      Enjoy it! It really is a very easy soup. My son helped throw things in the pot as well. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Natalia
    November 28, 2013

    This will be so nice tomorrow after tonights Thanksgiving feast! Thanks for sharing. It totally looks like a soup my mom would make too. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2013

      No kidding! I’m in for some much needed gut rest. lol Reply

  • November 28, 2013

    That’s so funny you posted this recipe today. I just posted crock pot chicken noodle soup too. Love these kind of soups. We were all raised on them.:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2013

      I know it! This soup reminds me of my mom’s cooking and sitting at the kitchen table over a bowl of soup with the steam puffing up onto my face. It’s one of those soups πŸ™‚ Reply

      • Cindy
        December 2, 2015

        I made this soup today with the turkey carcass and instead of noodles i put in some wild rice. It was super duper good for a cool winter evening. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 2, 2015

          Sounds so nice right now! Your comment makes me glad I got a second turkey for an upcoming Christmas party! I’ll be doing this! πŸ™‚ Reply

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