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This recipe for a delicious and straightforward turkey noodle soup is seriously fantastic. Mr. Magpie texted me saying” this is the best soup you’ve ever made!” as I was dropping some of this off at my sister’s house when she was feeling under the weather.

Make sure you use some homemade Turkey Stock for this recipe from my roast turkey recipe!

turkey noodle soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

This recipe is as simple as can be, so it is important that you only get the very best quality ingredients that you can get. This was so fantastic because I made it with my homemade turkey stock.

This is a great recipe to use up leftover turkey meat from Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving, as well as any homemade stock you might have made and have in the freezer.

Type of Noodles to Use

The use of bowtie pasta in here really ties everything together, despite them not being strictly speaking noodles. The chewy, slightly starchy texture goes perfectly with the fatty richness of the soup base, resulting in a dish that is very filling and homey.

Egg noodles are the classic noodle, of course, but I like to make the soup into a full meal, so I add in heavier pasta like the bowtie, you can use elbow macaroni, break up some spaghetti, use whatever you have on hand!

Turkey Noodle Soup Ingredients

Make sure you look at that recipe card at the very bottom for the exact ingredients you need.

  • Butter
  • White onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Turkey meat
  • Turkey stock
  • Bowtie pasta or egg noodles, the kids love bowtie the best

How to Make Turkey Noodle Soup

  • Heat the onions and butter together in a large stockpot or Dutch oven using medium-high heat
  • Fry the onions until soft, and then add in the celery and carrots
  • Frying for another 5 minutes, add in the seasoning and cooking 1 minute more
  • Pour in the stock, and then bring to a low simmer, cooking everything until the vegetables are tender
  • Add in the turkey and pasta, cooking for 10 minutes
  • Remove the heat, serve hot and store any leftovers for 3 days in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer
turkey noodle soup in a jadeite bowl

How to Find High Quality Turkey Stock

While some great homemade turkey stock would be perfect for this recipe, not everyone is lucky enough to have some leftover turkey carcass. That, or they just don’t want to make a giant pot of stock themselves.

The key to this recipe is good quality stock, so if you are going to buy some, only get the very best. Try and avoid those little plastic packets or sachets of stock powder, as those are usually not the best quality.

The good stuff tends to come in a giant pouch containing all of the stock or in a fancy-looking carton, sometimes sold in the fridge section of the supermarket.

How to Make Your Own Poultry Seasoning

Poultry seasoning is a pretty common ingredient available at most supermarkets, but maybe you want to try and make your own instead?

To make your own poultry seasoning, combine any combination of dry herbs like sage, rosemary, black pepper, marjoram, and thyme.

The quintessential Thanksgiving seasonings are thyme and sage, but any mix of dried green herbs is going to work perfectly. Just mix it together and give it a smell and see if you like it.

As long as you like it, it will work perfectly!

Need some delicious ground turkey recipes? Try these out:

Turkey Swedish Meatballs

Ground Turkey Chili

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn 

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Turkey Noodle Soup

The best turkey noodle soup! Flavorful homemade turkey stock, tender vegetables and bowtie noodles make this a hit with the whole family!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Course
Soup
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 4-5 large carrots diced
  • 3-4 stalks celery diced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups diced turkey meat
  • 8-10 cups turkey stock
  • 1 cup dry bowtie pasta

Instructions
 

  • Place the onions and butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the onions until soft, then add in the celery and carrots.
  • Fry for another 4-5 minutes, then add in the poultry seasoning.
  • Fry for 1 minute, then pour in the broth.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add in the turkey and the pasta and cook until the pasta is tender, around 10-11 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the stove top and serve hot. Store in a closed container in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

Precooking the pasta is an option. Cooking the pasta in the soup will add starches to it, which gives a heavier broth in the end, which we love so we always cook pasta in the soup broth. The choice is up to you.

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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