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Leftover turkey noodle soup in a blue bowl.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

Put your leftover turkey to work in this quick and easy Turkey Noodle Soup! It's simple but delicious and perfect year-round. Or make it with chicken!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 243kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 8 cups (2 quarts) chicken broth
  • 3 cups leftover turkey chopped or shredded
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, turkey, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to simmer and cook until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley.



Calories: 243kcal