Delicious Leftover Turkey Soup

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  • Delicious Leftover Turkey Soup – The perfect meal to use up all that leftover turkey from the holidays! Packed with fresh veggies, herbs and noodles. This turkey soup recipe is super filling and comforting!

    I’m a big sucker for soup. Especially once the weather gets cooler in the fall and winter. Some of my favorites are pot pie souptaco soup and lasagna soup. This turkey soup is definitely another favorite of mine. It’s so flavorful and delicious!

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    Easy turkey soup

    I know most of you are going to be looking for a recipe to use up all that leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. Definitely give this easy turkey soup a try! It’s very filling and also pretty healthy too. This turkey soup recipe is an easy way to pack in extra veggies for your family. My whole family loved it and the kids gobbled it right up. We’ll definitely be making this turkey soup again this weekend!

    If you love chicken noodle soup, you will love this leftover turkey soup too. We love to add the noodles to bulk up the soup a little, but you can easily omit them if you want to keep it low carb. It’s simple to make, comes together in one pot and is ready in less than an hour. This is the perfect recipe to use up that leftover turkey!

    What spices to use in turkey soup?

    There are lots of different spices you can use in this turkey soup recipe. My favorites to add are salt, pepper, garlic powder and fresh thyme. Other spices that would taste delicious in this easy turkey soup are parsley, sage, marjoram, a bay leaf and poultry seasoning. Feel free to add in what you have on hand!

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    What vegetables are good in turkey soup?

    The beauty of this turkey soup is that you can add in any veggies you have on hand. I added the traditional vegetables that you typically find in a turkey soup recipe, however feel free to add in any extras that you prefer. This leftover turkey soup is a great way to get those veggies in!

    Veggies used for turkey soup recipe:

    • Onion
    • Celery
    • Carrots

    Other veggies to add to turkey soup:

    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Peas
    • Green beans
    • Potatoes

    How to make turkey soup

    Scroll down for the printable turkey soup recipe.

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, add in carrots, onion, celery and butter. Cook until onions are soft, about 2-3 minutes.
    2. Next add chicken broth and water to the pot and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
    3. Then mix in the noodles, turkey, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Cook for additional 10 to 12 minutes (until noodles are cooked through).

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    How long does turkey soup last in the fridge?

    This leftover turkey soup will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days. Just be sure to store in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to reheat the turkey soup on the stove. Add soup to a pot and cook on medium-heat, until the soup is warm throughout.

    Can turkey soup be frozen?

    If you’re planning to freeze the turkey soup recipe, I’d recommend leaving out the noodles when cooking. They tend to get a bit mushy when frozen and reheated. Just make the turkey soup without the noodles and store in an airtight container in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator over night. While warming soup back up on the stove, cook your noodles in a separate pot. Once noodles are cook through, add to turkey soup and enjoy!

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    Delicious Leftover Turkey Soup

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: turkey soup
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 198
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Delicious Leftover Turkey Soup - The perfect meal to use up all that leftover turkey from the holidays! Packed with fresh veggies, herbs and noodles. This turkey soup recipe is super filling and comforting! 


    • 2 cups carrots (sliced)
    • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
    • 1 cup celery (chopped)
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup water
    • 43.5 ounces chicken broth (or turkey stock, 3 cans)
    • 1 cup elbow noodles (uncooked)
    • 2 1/2 cups turkey (cooked and shredded)
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (1/4 teaspoon dried)
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


    • Combine the carrots, onion, celery and butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until onions are soft. 
    • Add the water and chicken broth to the pot. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10-15 minutes. 
    • Add the noodles, turkey, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder and bring to a boil. Cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the noodles are cooked. Add more salt and pepper to taste (if desired).


    You can also use leftover chicken for this recipe too. Tastes just as yummy!


    Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 959mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7300IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.3mg

    Now pour yourself a bowl of this delicious turkey soup and enjoy! Serve with homemade french bread or rolls for the ultimate comfort meal!

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