Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a leftover turkey recipe for a healthy soup dinner

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a delicious and healthy way to use up leftover turkey! Soup recipes are perfect for turning leftovers into a new dinner!

Soup for dinner is one of our favorite things! Recipes like our Homemade Turkey Soup, Beefy Tomato Soup, Copycat Campbell’s Tomato Soup and Slow Cooker Turkey Split Pea Soup are all such comforting meals!

Try any one of those soup recipes and you’ll be sold, guaranteed!

Leftover Turkey Soup is a turkey soup recipe with leftover turkey and vegetables

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a really easy soup recipe that can be made in about 30 minutes. We think soup is the ultimate use for leftover turkey because it’s so easy to grab whatever is in your refrigerator and throw it in.

If you need more ideas besides soup you can also try our Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie. You can even use your leftover mashed potatoes up in that leftover recipe!

All you need to serve this leftover turkey soup recipe are crackers or a loaf of bread, or just serve as is. We like adding grated parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper on top too!

Can You Freeze Turkey Soup?

Make a big batch of this soup and freeze away, we do it all the time! Soup recipes are perfect to pull out of the freezer on a busy night for a nutritious dinner!

If you are planning on freezing this turkey soup, just cook the pasta separately and add it to the soup after you’ve thawed it our from the freezer.

What Else Can You Substitute For Leftover Turkey?

No leftover turkey? No problem. Leftover chicken will work great too, or a rotisserie chicken from the store!

You can even use ground turkey, chicken or pork. Just add it to the onions and garlic and brown it all together then proceed with the rest of the instructions.

Not a meat eater? You can also keep this soup vegetarian! Just use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and leave the meat out!

We like to give you options here people.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a soup recipe with leftover turkey or chicken

What Vegetables Can You Use To Make Turkey Soup?

Honestly, anything you like. We used frozen peas and carrots for our turkey soup recipe but anything goes!

• Chopped broccoli

• Chopped frozen spinach or fresh spinach

• Mushrooms

• Zucchini

• Corn

• Cauliflower rice instead of noodles for a low carb dinner idea

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a leftover turkey recipe for a healthy soup dinner

More Soup Recipes For Dinner Ideas!

Beef Burgundy Mushroom Soup

Low Carb Sausage Vegetable Soup

Cheeseburger and Fries Chowder

Cacio e Pepe Chowder

Chicken and Broccoli Soup


Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a soup recipe with leftover turkey or chicken

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


This hearty and healthy turkey soup recipe is so easy to make it can be on the table in 30! Transform your leftover turkey into a completely different meal!


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 cups diced onion

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

6 cups chicken stock (or homemade turkey stock)

2 cups frozen peas and carrots

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 pepper

1 bay leaf

1 pound leftover turkey, cut into cubes or shredded

16 ounces cooked short tube pasta like ditalini or elbows

Grated parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)


Add the oil to a large soup pot over medium heat.

Add the onions to the oil and stir, cooking for 7-8 minutes until softened.

Next add the garlic and cook for a minute or two longer, then addd the tomato paste, salt and pepper. Stir until the tomato paste is mixed in with the onions.

Stir in the peas and carrots and the bay leaf then pour in the chicken stock.

Stir and bring to a simmer, then let simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes.

Check for seasonings, adjust if needed, then add the leftover turkey to the soup.

Cook for another 10 minutes.

To serve, add the desired amount of cooked pasta to a bowl (we like a heaping half of a cup per bowl), then add the hot soup on top of the pasta.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper if desired.


You can substitute any pasta you like to this soup, especially since you will be cooking it separately. Cauliflower rice is a great low carb swap out!

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