Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup: An Easy Leftovers Recipe

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If you have turkey leftovers, this is my all-time favorite way to use them. A piping hot bowl of comfort food, packed with vegetables, and the reminiscent flavors of your feast.

There’s something special about soup. And this soup is one I look forward to all year long. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s the comforting flavors of Thanksgiving in a bowl, or the warm heartiness after the frenzied pace of Black Friday. But come Saturday, I’m almost always making this Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup.

What makes this soup special… is that it’s never the same from year to year. As the menu for Thanksgiving changes, so does this soup.

It’s a perfect way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, veggies and all, and make this ever-so-delicious soup that’s never the same twice.

Make it with Homemade turkey stock — or simply used store-bought chicken or vegetable broth. But if you’ve saved your turkey carcass, don’t let it go to waste. Making your own stock is incredibly easy and rewarding.

Homemade Turkey Stock

Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup and Homemade Turkey Stock | 31Daily.com

This soup can take all day — or it can be a quick fix and hearty soup. When I have time, I love to make a turkey stock with the leftover carcass. If not, I use a store-bought turkey, chicken or vegetable stock.
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Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

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Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup | 31Daily.com
  • Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8-10 cups stock (turkey, chicken, vegetable)
1 potato, peeled and diced
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup green beans, cut
1/2 cup zucchini, diced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 cup leftover stuffing (optional)
8-ounces dried wide noodles
2 cups turkey, cooked and shredded into bite-size pieces
kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat olive oil in large soup pot. Add onion, carrots, and celery and saute until tender. Add garlic and stock and bring soup to a boil.

Reduce heat and add potato, corn, green beans, zucchini, bay leaf, thyme, marjoram, stuffing if desired and dried noodles. Allow the soup to simmer until the vegetables are tender and the noodles are cooked; about 15 minutes. Add the turkey and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until turkey is heated through.

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

2 thoughts on “Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup: An Easy Leftovers Recipe

  1. Cindy Crosson

    Soup looks delicious I’m gong to make this I’m allergic to so many meats -gluten and soy,I have to have organic or grass fed meats. Also eggs have to be organic or cage free but I’m planning on making this soup I love soups in cold weather I live inColorado Springs, Colorado. Thx Happy Thanksgiving to all. Cindy from Colorado

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Cindy! Hope you like it as much as we do. So perfect for customizing for health requirements – and I agree — I love soups in cold weather too. You live in a beautiful part of the country to enjoy winter!

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