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Leftover Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

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If you have leftover turkey, this is my all-time favorite way to use it. This bowl of comfort food, packed with healthy vegetables and wide noodles, makes every day better. And the flavors? Its reminiscent flavors will remind you of your feast. In other words… it’s just perfect!

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Leftover Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

There’s something special about soup. And this soup is one I look forward to all year. It combines the comforting flavors of Thanksgiving in a bowl.

Perfect for Friday or even Saturday following Thanksgiving or Christmas. Whenever you find yourself with that oh-so-delicious leftover turkey.

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

It’s a perfect way to use those 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 use 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.

Make Leftover Turkey Soup with Store-Bought or Homemade Turkey Stock

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This soup can take all day — or it can be a quick fix and hearty soup. When I have time, I love to make turkey stock with the leftover carcass. If time is short, I use store-bought turkey, chicken or vegetable stock.
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Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

Curl up with a bowl of delicious and healthy Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup and remember the feast you made!

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Turkey Vegetable Noodle Soup

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you have leftover turkey, this is an all-time favorite way to use it. A piping hot bowl of comfort food, packed with vegetables, and the reminiscent flavors of your feast. It's just... perfect!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8-10 cups broth (turkey, chicken, vegetable)
  • 1 potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup green beans, cut
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried 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

  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot. Add onion, carrots, and celery and saute until tender. Then add the garlic and stock; bring soup to a boil.
  2. Once the soup comes to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and add the potatoes, corn, green beans, zucchini, bay leaf, thyme, marjoram, stuffed if desired, and noodles.
  3. Simmer until the vegetables are tender and the noodles are cooked; about 15 minutes. Add the cooked turkey and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until turkey is heated through.

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4 Comments

  1. I’m going to make this soup today, but with left-over chicken. The recipe looks delicious! Is the stuffing added as a thickener? I have some Stove Top stuffing I could use. Thanks for all the great recipes!!

    1. I love this soup— I’m so glad you’re trying it. A bit different but the flavors are delicious, much of it from the seasoned stuffing. And yea, it does thicken the soup a little. Thank you in advance for trying it 😍

  2. 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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