This warm, inviting Turkey Noodle Soup recipe is a taste-of-home-cooking recipe you will return to many times over.

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Turkey Noodle Soup is wonderful:

  • To use left-over turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas
  • For recovering from a cold or flu
  • To send a friend as a heart-warming meal
  • And works equally well with a store-bought rotisserie chicken

Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

This soup is delicious any time of year but especially wonderful to use the leftovers from a Thanksgiving turkey. It’s especially rich if you cook down the turkey bones.

This soup can be used with chicken from a rotisserie chicken, too.


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Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe

This classic, taste-of-home recipe for turkey noodle soup is wonderful for using left-over Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey, but works equally well with a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Sara Borgstede


  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey (or chicken)
  • 6-8 cups turkey or chicken broth homemade, or use 4 cans
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 T oil
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp season salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 bag frozen egg noodles


  • In a large stock pot, cook onion, celery, and carrots in oil until soft but not browned. (About 10 minutes on medium heat.)
  • Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down to a simmer. Add spices. Cook 20 - 60 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Add egg noodles according to package instructions, adding more broth or water if needed.
  • When noodles are done, add cooked turkey or chicken.
  • Simmer an additional 10 minutes, then serve with crackers or bread.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1270mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5488IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg

Step by Step How to Make Turkey Noodle Soup

This wonderful soup is a classic recipe my mom has been making for years. It’s one of those recipes that whenever I ask her how to make it, she says, “Oh you know, it’s not really a recipe. You just add what you want.”

The thing is many of us don’t live near moms and grandmas these days, and we DON’T KNOW what we want to add. We need details!

So here is exactly how to make this classic soup. This recipe does take a bit of time, but I promise it’s not difficult.

In a large stock pot, cook carrots, celery, and onions in a small amount (1-2 T) of oil until soft but not browned. Do this over medium heat.

Turkey Noodle Soup


Once vegetables are soft, add turkey or chicken broth. Click here to read about how to make turkey broth from a left-over turkey. Canned broth can also be used, but the end result will be much richer and more healthy if you use home made stock. Add seasonings.Cook vegetables until soft for turkey noodle soup.

Simmer soup for 30-60 minutes to blend flavors.

While you can use dry pasta, what really makes this soup amazing is using frozen egg noodles. My favorite brand by far is Grandma’s Egg Noodles.

Add noodles and cook according to package directions.

Then add 2 cups chopped, cooked turkey and simmer 10 minutes more.

Amazingly delicious turkey noodle soup!

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This recipe is perfect for a cold winter day.

Enjoy a delicious bite of this turkey noodle soup.


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