This easy turkey noodle soup is one I’ve been making for years and years! Tender turkey and vegetables with rotini noodles in a delicious tomato broth.
This homemade turkey noodle soup is one of our all time favorites and the perfect way to enjoy leftover turkey!
When I make a big turkey dinner, I always make sure to cook a big enough turkey to plan for leftovers. There are literally countless meals you can make with leftover turkey from soups and casseroles to easy turkey pasta salads for lunch.
Once the protein is cooked, the rest of the meal just seems to come together so quickly & easily and who doesn’t love a good turkey soup from leftovers.
Of all things I make with leftovers, turkey noodle soup is near the very top of my favorites! It just feels good to enjoy a meal made with so many great flavors!
I make a killer Slow Cooker Turkey Bean Soup recipe that everyone raves about and this soup is another one that my family just can’t get enough of!
This soup is an old fashioned turkey soup with a little bit of extra flavor added in! Nothing fancy, crazy or unusual, just good classic flavors we love and enjoy!
Tips for a perfect Homemade Turkey Soup
- If time allows, making your own turkey broth is easy and delicious!
- Swap out the noodles for instant rice or cooked wild rice.
- Use any veggies you have on hand including leftover vegetables. If they’re already cooked, add them in the last few minutes just to heat them.
- Fresh herbs really add a pop of flavor. With the exception of rosemary, they should be added in right before serving.
- If you are low on broth, water and bouillon is a great substitution.
- I always add a pinch of Poultry Seasoning to chicken or turkey soups for a delicious flavor.
- Swap out the regular canned tomatoes for a can of tomatoes with green chilis to add a bit of spice.
I start with a classic onion, celery, carrot mixture cooked until tender. Seasonings and flour are added in to add a slightly creamy texture to the broth.
Next leftover turkey, broth and canned tomatoes are simmered together creating a delicious and slightly zesty flavor.
Finally noodles are added in and cooked until nice and tender. I use rotini but any medium sized noodles are great in this recipe.
Keep in mind that the noodles take a little bit longer to cook in this soup than the would in water.
The result is the most delicious turkey soup ever! We serve this with a side salad and my favorite 30 Minute Dinner Rolls for an easy meal that warms my belly!
TURKEY NOODLE SOUP
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 whole carrots sliced
- 4 stalks of celery sliced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 6 cups chicken broth low sodium
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
- 3-4 cups cooked turkey
- 6 oz dry rotini noodles
- Cook onion, celery, carrots and garlic in olive oil and butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or until softened.
- Stir in flour and seasonings. Cook 2 minutes.
- Add broth, tomatoes and turkey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 35-40 minutes.
- Remove cover and stir in rotini. Cook 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
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