Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

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Turkey Noodle Soup

One of the easiest and delicious ways to repurpose Thanksgiving turkey is by crafting a homemade Turkey Noodle Soup. This dish not only breathes new life into your leftovers but also provides a warm and satisfying meal for those chilly post-holiday evenings.

After the grand Thanksgiving feast, the question always arises: what to do with all those leftover turkey? Instead of reheating the same meal or making sandwiches, why not turn those leftovers into a hearty and comforting dish? Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is the ultimate comfort food that transforms your Thanksgiving leftovers into a cozy, flavorful dish.

The Benefits of Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Health Boost:
This soup isn’t just tasty; it’s also a nutritious choice. Packed with lean protein from the turkey and an array of vitamins from the vegetables, it’s a wholesome option for post-holiday recovery.

Saves Time and Reduces Waste:
Rather than letting those Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste, turn them into something new and exciting. This turkey soup not only tastes great but also minimizes kitchen waste.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Ingredients You’ll Need

Gather the following ingredients for this delightful Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup:

  • Leftover Turkey Meat: Approximately 2 – 3 cups, shredded or chopped.
  • Vegetables: Diced carrots, celery, and onions and frozen peas.
  • Noodles: Use your favorite, whether it’s classic egg noodles, a healthier whole-grain option, or gluten free.
  • Homemade Turkey Broth: Water, salt, pepper, and leftover turkey carcass.
  • Herbs and Spices: Fresh parsley, dried ground cloves, thyme, salt, and ground black pepper to taste.
Turkey Noodle Soup

Personalize Your Soup

Customize your noodle soup recipe by tossing in extras like spinach or even a dash of hot sauce for some kick. The beauty of leftover turkey noodle soup is its versatility – don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite flavors.

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Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Comforting Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup made completely from scratch! This noodle soup is a great way to use up a bunch of what you already had on hand for the holiday.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8


For the Broth

  • 1 turkey carcass (leftover from a carved turkey, all meat removed)
  • 16 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)

For the Soup

  • 2 to 3 cups cooked turkey meat (chopped, white or dark)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 3 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup egg noodles (dry)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ground thyme (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ground cloves (or to taste)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped, for garnish)


  • Make the broth: In a large soup pot, add turkey carcass and water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 1.5 hours, covered over medium-low heat. Remove the carcass from the soup using tongs or a slotted spoon. All there should be left in the pot should be the broth.
  • Make the soup: Add onion and celery to a pot.  Bring it to a boil and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add turkey meat, carrots, thyme, cloves and noodles. You might need to add a couple more cups of water as some of it may have evaporated. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about 8 more minutes, or until noodles are cooked.
  • Try and season with salt and black pepper to taste.  Stir in peas, garnish with parsley, and enjoy!
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