Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe for Turkey Soup with Noodles
November 3, 2021
Bowl of turkey noodle soup on blue placemat for Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe for Turkey Soup with Noodles

Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas are a lifesaver after the holiday meal when your fridge is bursting and people still need to eat! Plus, how many turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing sandwiches can you really eat? Even though they are delicious!

This recipe for turkey soup with noodles is a classic and because you're using leftovers the hard work is already done!

Turkey noodle soup Thanksgiving leftover recipe by Salt Lake Party Stylist
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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe for Turkey Soup

Easy thanksgiving leftover recipe - ingredients for turkey soup

The ingredients here will vary based on what your Thanksgiving Menu was and how many leftovers you have. Ours has the pretty standard fare.

Thanksgiving Leftovers:

  • Roasted {or smoked} turkey – I always do an extra bird so we have plenty of white meat for this soup!
  • Baked or roasted potatoes {save the mashed potatoes for this Potato Corn Chowder}
  • Yams or sweet potatoes also work in this soup if they are sliced and not mashed
  • Green beans – sautéed or from a green bean casserole, they'll both work perfectly
  • Cranberry Sauce – you can stir this in or just add a dollop on top as a tasty garnish

Turkey Soup Vegetables:

  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Fresh celery
  • Fresh onion
  • Chicken {or mushroom} Stock {feel free to make your own turkey stock but I'm not a fan of boiling carcasses!}

Now here's where it gets interesting. You can totally change up the feel of this soup by the starches you choose to serve it with.

  • Use thick homestyle egg noodles for a classic homemade turkey soup with noodles
  • Serve it over mashed or scalloped potato leftovers for a Shepherd's Pie soup
  • Top soup with slice of leftover stuffing and slice of melted cheese for a Thanksgiving version of French onion soup!

Turkey Soup Herbs

Vegetable bouillon and oak smoked salt add flavor to Turkey soup recipe

The basic are all very well and good, but if you really want this turkey soup to shine you've got to add a little extra.

If you are wondering how to season your soup, these are the turkey soup herbs I recommend for a maximum flavor punch! While the chicken {or mushroom} stock tastes wonderful it can't carry the dish on it's own. And we don't want to go too overboard on the salt.

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Easy Steps for Turkey Soup With Noodles

Steps to making a Thanksgiving leftover recipe for turkey soup

This turkey soup is REALLY easy to make. The chopping of your fresh veggies is the most time consuming thing. But a recipe for turkey soup with vegetables needs lots of fresh and leftover veggies!

Step 1: Sauté all veggies in butter, coconut oil, or non-dairy butter alternative. I always like to sauté the spices in this step too. It really helps to bring out the flavor.

Step 2: Add the cubed turkey, chicken {or mushroom} stock, and bouillon

Step 3: Drop in your noodles and let simmer until soft.

Dish Up Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe

Bowl of turkey noodle soup on blue placemat with maple leaf napkin for Thanksgiving

That's it. I told you this one was easy!! When you start with precooked Thanksgiving leftovers it's just matter of tossing it in and letting it heat through.

Now when you serve your turkey soup with egg noodles I like to top it with whole cranberry sauce and a sprig of rosemary. Cause why not be a little fancy?

Turkey Soup with Noodles Troubleshooting

Q: It's just noodles! Where's the soup?

A: If you let the noodles sit for a while they will absorb a good amount of the broth so the easiest fix is to simply add additional stock and Better Than Bouillon to retain the rich flavors but still be a soup, instead of a casserole!

Q: I have other side dishes like corn, carrots, and brussel sprouts. Can I use them?

A: Absolutely. Any savory side dish that isn't mashed will be wonderful in this soup. Even maple glazed carrots would be delicious. If you do want to use your mashed potatoes or yams – omit the homestyle egg noodles and create more of a chowder style soup.

Q: I'm not making a turkey for Thanksgiving. How do I adjust the Thanksgiving leftover recipe?

A: Absolutely. The veggie base is delicious on its own for a vegetarian version. Other Thanksgiving meat leftover options may also include:

  • Ham and vegetable noodle soup
  • Chicken and vegetable noodle soup
  • Beef brisket and mashed potato chowder – chop brisket, omit noodles, serve over mashed potatoes
  • Salmon {fish} and vegetable soup – just add the salmon at the end so it doesn't flake apart. Omit the noodles and add diced tomatoes and tomato paste for more of a cioppino type of soup.

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe at its Best!

Bowl of turkey noodle soup on blue placemat for Thanksgiving leftover recipe

Your Thanksgiving clean up with never be the same after this Thanksgiving leftover recipe! Those leftovers will fly out the door and into happy tummies with this lovely recipe for turkey soup with noodles.

If you make this recipe for Turkey Noodle Soup, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

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Healthy Turkey noodle soup using leftovers by Salt Lake Party Stylist

Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Soup with Noodles

This hearty soup is great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftovers, Thanksgiving, turkey
Servings: 6 bowls
Calories: 248kcal

Equipment

  • Soup pot
  • Cutting board
  • Great chopping knife

Ingredients

  • 1 stalk Celery sliced
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1/2 cup Sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Green beans – sautéed or casserole leftovers
  • 1 Tb Butter Sub coconut oil for dairy free
  • 1/2 tsp Poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp Dried rosemary
  • 2 cups Cooked turkey Cooled and cubed
  • 1 cup Potato leftovers – baked or scalloped not mashed
  • 32 oz Chicken Stock
  • 4 oz Homestyle egg noodles
  • 2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base
  • 1/2 tsp Oak Smoke Salt Flakes
  • Scoop of cranberry sauce garnish optional

Instructions

  • Slice and dice all vegetables.
  • Sauté all veggies in butter, coconut oil, or non-dairy butter alternative until onions are translucent.
  • Add spices and sauté for a few minutes to bring out the flavor.
  • Add the cubed turkey, chicken stock, potatoes, and bouillon
  • Drop in your noodles and let simmer according to the time on package, approximately 12 minutes, or until soft.
  • Season with oak smoked salt flakes and top with whole cranberry sauce.

Notes

Other Thanksgiving leftover options may also include:
  • Vegetable noodle soup
  • Ham and vegetable noodle soup
  • Chicken and vegetable noodle soup
  • Beef brisket and mashed potato chowder – chop brisket, omit noodles, serve over mashed potatoes
  • Salmon {fish} and vegetable soup – just add the salmon at the end so it doesn't flake apart. Omit the noodles and add diced tomatoes and tomato paste for more of a cioppino type of soup.
  • Top with a slice of stuffing and cheese, omit noodles, for Thanksgiving version of French onion soup.
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