This leftover turkey noodle soup is the perfect meal to use all that extra turkey from Thanksgiving dinner. Start by making turkey bone broth then use the broth and leftover meat to make a hearty and healthy turkey noodle soup. This pot of soup is super simple and can be made in under 30 minutes!
I just love a good holiday meal that revolves around a perfectly cooked turkey. And honestly, sometimes the thanksgiving leftovers are the best part.
When your thanksgiving dinner is done, don't toss that turkey carcass! Instead, make a turkey carcass bone broth that can be added to so many different things. Like this leftover turkey soup recipe.
It calls for turkey bone broth that is made with the leftover turkey carcass, turkey meat, carrots, celery, and egg noodles.
It has deep, rich flavors from the homemade turkey broth but is on the lighter side with all the veggies. It's the perfect post Thanksgiving day meal.
Leftover turkey (dark meat and light): Use any leftover turkey that you have. It can be shredded or chopped into pieces.
Turkey Bone Broth: If you have tome to make turkey broth it will add so much to this soup. If not a good chicken stock or vegetable stock is also a great option.
Egg Noodles: Rice can also be used in place of egg noodles. Just add in the end and cook until the rice is soft.
See full information on ingredients and quantities in the recipe card.
🔪How to Make
Step 1: Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
Step 2: Add the olive oil and sauté the onions until soft and translucent. About 5 minutes. (Image 1).
Step 3: Add in the carrots and celery and continue to sauté. (Image 2).
Step 4: Add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Add in the dried herbs, salt, pepper and turkey meat. (Image 3).
Step 6: Slowly pour in the turkey broth, add egg noddles, and bring to a boil.
Step 7: Reduce to simmer, and cook noddles according to package directions. (Image 4).
When noodles are done, top the soup with fresh parsley and serve.
Yes this soup freezes really well! Allow to completely cool and then freeze in freezer safe containers. Consider keeping the noodles out until reheating. Freezing the noodles can cause them to break down and get mushy.
The best way to add more flavor to your soup is to use a good quality stock or make your own turkey broth.
Turkey noodle soup is great served with some fresh bread and a green salad.
🥣Other Soup Recipes
Turkey Noodle Soup
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Large Yellow Onion - Diced
- 2 Cups Diced Carrots - about 3-4 large carrots
- 2 Cups Diced Celery - about 5-6 stalks
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves - Minced or pressed
- 1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary - 1 tablespoon fresh
- 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme - 1 tablespoon fresh
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 pound Left over turkey - Shredded or Chopped
- 4 Cups Turkey Broth
- 16 ounces Egg Noodles
- ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley - chopped
- Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add the olive oil and sauté the onions until soft and translucent. About 5 minutes.
- Add in the carrots and celery and continue to sauté.
- Add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add in the dried herbs, salt, pepper and turkey meat.
- Slowly pour in the turkey broth and add noodles. Bring the pot to a boil.
- Reduce to simmer cook noodles according to the package directions.
- When noodles are done, top the soup with fresh parsley and serve.