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Turkey Noodle Soup

This creamy Turkey Noodle Soup is easy to make with leftover turkey and tastes great with whatever noodles and vegetables you have on it! This is a budget friendly freezer meal that your family will love.

A white bowl full of noodle turkey soup with a spoon in it.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Oh, the aroma that will fill your house when you make this creamy turkey noodle soup. This is my go-to recipe when I have leftover turkey, every time.

I start by making homemade stock the day after I roast a turkey. The stock alone is something that I want to enjoy all by itself! But instead, I make soup. And you should too. 😉

You can use whatever vegetables and noodles you have on hand. You can choose to add a little bit of cream to it or not, and either way, it’s absolutely delicious. (My four-year-old LOVES the farfalle noodles!)

Ingredients

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  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bay Leaf
  • Turkey
  • Chicken or Turkey Broth– this soup is great with homemade stock!
  • Half and Halfcan sub milk or cream
  • Cream of Chicken Soup(try my homemade recipe!)
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup(try my homemade recipe!)
  • Frozen Corn & Peas
  • Farfalle Noodlescan sub egg noodles
  • Salt/Pepper

How to Make It

Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

Add the turkey, rosemary, and thyme and stir to combine.

 

Cooking vegetables and turkey in a pot and adding broth to make turkey noodle soup.

Add the chicken broth, then the half and half and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

Add the cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup and stir to combine. Let the soup simmer for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add salt/pepper as desired. Add the corn and peas.

Adding cream, peas, and corn to turkey noodle soup.

Add the pasta and simmer until it’s cooked through, about 23 minutes or about twice the time that it indicates on the box when cooked at a boil. Egg noodles will be done sooner, 12-15 minutes.)

Stir occasionally and ensure the pasta doesn’t over cook. Once the noodles are ready, serve immediately.

Adding noodles to soup to make turkey noodle soup.

Storage

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

  • If Freezing: I recommend cooking the pasta separately and adding to straight to the serving bowls of soup if you plan on freezing leftovers. This way the pasta won’t become overly soft and fall apart when reheated.

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Turkey noodle soup with farfalle noodles in a white bowl with a spoon.

Turkey Noodle Soup

5 from 6 votes
This Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup is easy to make with leftover turkey and whatever noodles you have on hand. It also makes a great freezer meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, removed from stem and finely diced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups turkey, diced
  • 5 cups chicken broth, or turkey broth!
  • 1 cup half and half, can sub milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup frozen corn + peas
  • 1 cup farfalle noodles, can sub egg noodles
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the turkey, rosemary, and thyme and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken broth, then the half and half and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
  • Add the cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup and stir to combine.
  • Let the soup simmer for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add salt/pepper as desired.
  • Add the corn, peas, and pasta. Simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 23 minutes or about twice the time that it indicates on the box when cooked at a boil. Egg noodles will be done sooner, 12-15 minutes.)
  • Stir occasionally and ensure the pasta doesn’t over cook.
  • Once the noodles are ready, serve immediately.

Notes

If Freezing: I recommend cooking the pasta separately and adding to straight to the serving bowls of soup if you plan on freezing leftovers. This way the pasta won’t become overly soft and fall apart when reheated.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 837mg, Potassium: 305mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1409IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 1mg

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10 comments on “Turkey Noodle Soup”

  1. Made this tonight! What a warm comforting meal for the first of December. Thank you 👍🏻🙏🏻. I served with dinner rolls and sliced cheese.
    I’ll try to post to my Instagram in a little while…and of course, give you credit!

    • That’s so great to hear Shelley, you’re very welcome for the recipe!😃 It’s definitely such a comforting meal for this time of year. I get into serious soup mode during the winter! Thanks so much for the review!❤️

  2. Made this today with the last of the turkey 🙁.   It was wonderful!   Thanks!

    • It’s so sad to see the last of the turkey go, I feel your pain!☹️ At least you picked a great way to use the last of it! Thanks so much for the great review!❤️

  3. Absolutely loved this soup! I had a lot of leftover thanksgiving turkey and this is such a great use for it! I’m going to be having this for lunch all week. I used your homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe and I think that added to the homemade flavor. I was really happy to not have to dump a can of store bought cream of mushroom.

  4. Made this tonight for my mom in law and sister in law.  We all loved it!!!!  Delicious, easy, quick and great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.  Will make again with chicken.  Thanks so much for the review!

    • Hi Stephanie! I’m so happy to hear you made this and loved it! I’ve been in turkey noodle soup mode over here as well😋. I agree, it’s such a great way to use leftover turkey!

  5. Loved this recipe!! It was so delicious. I used whipping cream instead of 1/2 and 1/2 (just because I had it) and used shell pasta and left out the peas (I’m not a fan of peas). This is my new favorite soup for leftover turkey.

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