Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup – the BEST soup EVER! Turkey, spinach, tomatoes, and noodles simmered in turkey broth. A great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Turkey, diced tomatoes, onion, carrot, celery, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic, turkey stock, and egg noodles. Can make on the stovetop or in the crockpot. Freeze leftover for a quick meal later. Everyone RAVES about this soup!

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Turkey Soup with Thanksgiving Leftovers

This Turkey Noodle Soup is a fantastic way to use up leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving dinner. This soup is so good that I made a turkey in the air fryer just so that I could make this soup! SOOOOO good! Make sure to save this soup recipe so you can make it next week. I promise you are going to love it. Turkey, tomatoes, spinach, and noodles simmered in turkey broth. So simple yet so much great flavor. Whip up a batch of cornbread, and you have comfort food at its best. Leftovers never tasted so good.

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How to Make Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

This soup is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Start with sautéing some onion, carrots, and celery in olive oil in a Dutch oven or large soup pot over medium heat. Add tomato paste, basil, and Italian seasoning to the pot and cook for a minute. Next, add turkey broth, diced Italian tomatoes, chunks of turkey, and thawed frozen spinach. Bring the soup to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. About 15 minutes before serving, add some uncooked egg noodles. As soon as the noodles are tender, the soup is ready to serve. Garnish the soup with some parsley or fresh thyme sprigs.

Helpful Tips for Making Turkey Soup

  • I used purchased Turkey Stock for this soup. I bought it at Walmart. If you can’t find turkey broth, you can substitute chicken broth. You can also make your own homemade turkey stock with your leftover turkey bones.
  • Can Turkey Noodle Soup be Made in the Crockpot? YES! You can absolutely make this soup in the slow cooker. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery. Transfer the vegetables to the slow cooker and add all of the remaining ingredients except the noodles. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. About 20 to 30 minutes before serving, stir in the egg noodles.
  • Can Turkey Noodle Soup be Frozen? Yes! This soup makes a great freezer meal. We often freeze the leftovers. Let the soup cool and transfer to freezer bags. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat on the stove or in the microwave. You will need to add a little broth or cold water when reheating the soup. The noodles will soak up some of the liquid.
  • If you are making this soup exclusively as a freezer meal, leave out the noodles until you reheat the soup. This will prevent the noodles from soaking up too much liquid. Bring the soup to a boil in a large saucepan, add the egg noodles and cook until they are tender.
  • Can substitute a rotisserie chicken for turkey.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Leftover Turkey Soup

This is my favorite way to use up leftover turkey. This recipe makes a lot of soup. It is a great recipe for a crowd! I’ve shared this soup with friends and family and everyone loves it. We serve the soup with some bread and a green salad. This has quickly become one of our all-time favorite soup recipes! Give this a try ASAP. The whole family is sure to love this soup.

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Turkey Noodle Soup – the BEST soup EVER! Turkey, spinach, tomatoes, and noodles simmered in turkey broth. A great way to use up leftover turkey! Turkey, diced tomatoes, onion, carrot, celery, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, basil, garlic, turkey stock, and egg noodles. Can make on the stovetop or in the crockpot. Freeze leftover for a quick meal later. Everyone RAVES about this soup!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 (14-oz) can Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (32-oz) cartons turkey broth
  • 8- oz chopped turkey meat, bite-size pieces
  • ½ (10-oz) pkg frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • ¾ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper or to taste
  • cups medium egg noodles

Instructions:

  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until vegetables start to soften.
  • Add tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning, and basil. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add diced tomatoes, turkey broth, chopped turkey, spinach, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add noodles and cook an additional 15 minutes, until noodles are soft.

Notes:

  • I used purchased Turkey Stock for this soup. I bought it at Walmart. If you can’t find turkey broth, you can substitute chicken broth. You can also make your own turkey broth with your leftover turkey carcass. Here is my recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Broth: https://www.plainchicken.com/2015/07/slow-cooker-chicken-broth.html Just swap the chicken carcass for your turkey carcass.
  • You can make this soup in the slow cooker. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery. Transfer the vegetables to the slow cooker and add all of the remaining ingredients except the noodles. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. About 20 to 30 minutes before serving, stir in the egg noodles. 
  • This soup makes a great freezer meal. We often freeze the leftovers. Let the soup cool and transfer to freezer bags. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat on the stove or in the microwave. You may need to add a little broth when reheating. The noodles will soak up some of the liquid.
  • If you are making this soup exclusively as a freezer meal, you may want to leave out the noodles until you reheat the soup. This will prevent the noodles from soaking up too much liquid.
  • Can substitute leftover chicken for turkey.

Steph

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