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This creamy turkey noodle soup is great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers. Or any time you have extra cooked turkey on hand that needs to be eaten.
You can easily substitute chicken in this recipe as well. So creamy, flavorful, and filling - this soup is so satisfying and comforting on chilly or cold days.
I used dry sage in this soup, since it's such a great flavor with turkey and is a typical spice used in stuffing mixes. My sons and I were pleased with the results.
My boys are great eaters, and I know when I've hit on a winning recipe when they take their first bite and exclaim, "This is awesome!" What mom doesn't love to hear that from her kids?
Well, they said it again - "Yum, this is awesome!" Hopefully, you will get the same response from your brood when you make this delicious soup for them (let me know)!
What You'll Need
2 Tablespoons oil
1 small onion, about 1 cup, chopped
2 stalks celery, about 1 cup, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced, about 1 tablespoon
1 large carrot, chopped, about 1 cup
2 teaspoons dry thyme
2 teaspoons dry sage (or oregano)
2 cups cooked turkey (or chicken), cubed
7 cups chicken broth
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups rotini pasta (or other small pasta), uncooked
½ cup cream
How to Make
Preheat Dutch oven or heavy pot on stove top at medium heat. Add oil, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, and sage and stir.
Cook 5 minutes until beginning to brown.
Reduce heat to low-medium (3-4). Add carrot, turkey, broth, and salt. Stir together and cook 30-40 minutes covered or until vegetables are tender.
Add pasta, cover and cook 10 minutes.
Uncover and take ½ cup of broth from the pot to a small bowl or measuring cup. Add the flour to the broth and whisk until smooth.
Turn heat to low. Add the cream to the broth and flour mixture and whisk together. Add to the soup pot and mix in.
Cover and let heat through 5-10 minutes. Stir and serve.
As mentioned, you can use chicken in place of turkey if that's what you have. You can chop or shred your turkey (or chicken), whichever you prefer.
I like to chop my vegetables in small pieces, which makes the flavors blend together better and the vegetables cook faster. However, if you like sliced carrots in your soup, do what's best for you.
I used rotini pasta in this soup recipe. Other pastas that would work well include macaroni, penne, shells, or bowtie pasta. Use what you have and what you like!
If the soup is thicker than you want, you can always add more broth to the pot. If it's not thick enough, add more pasta (about a handful).
I hope you love this creamy turkey noodle soup as much as I (and my boys) did. Please let me know in the comments below!
More Soups to Love
Slow Cooked Chicken & Corn Soup
Zucchini Potato Soup with Bacon
Steak Pasta Soup with Broccoli
Ham & Bean Crockpot Soup (using leftover ham)
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup with mushrooms
Corn Potato Chowder (easy & cheesy)
Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe using leftover turkey
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1 small onion , chopped, about 1 cup
- 2 stalks celery , chopped, about 1 cup
- 1 tablespoon garlic , minced (about 3 cloves)
- 2 teaspoon thyme , dry
- 2 teaspoon sage or oregano, dry
- 1 large carrot , chopped or sliced, about 1 cup
- 2 cups turkey or chicken, cooked and cubed
- 7 cups chicken broth or stock
- ¼ teaspoon salt , more to taste
- 2 cups pasta , uncooked, small type like rotini or macaroni
- 2 tablespoon flour , all purpose
- ½ cup cream
- Preheat Dutch oven or heavy pot on stove top at medium heat. Add oil, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, and sage and stir.
- Cook 5 minutes until beginning to brown.
- Reduce heat to low-medium (3-4). Add carrot, turkey, broth, and salt. Stir together and cook 30-40 minutes covered or until vegetables are tender.
- Add pasta, cover and cook 10 minutes.
- Uncover and take ½ cup of broth from the pot to a small bowl or measuring cup. Add the flour to the broth and whisk until smooth.
- Turn heat to low. Add the cream to the broth and flour mixture and whisk together. Add to the soup pot and mix in.
- Cover and let heat through 5-10 minutes. Stir and serve.
Don't Forget to Pin for Later!
Yum! Saving this for post Christmas! It will be perfect for our leftovers.
Fantastic Kylie! I hope you and your family love it!
This was excellent soup. I followed the recipe but subbed leftover mashed potatoes for the flour and fresh thyme instead of dried. The result was silky, hearty, and delicious.
Glad you enjoyed it, Tom! Sounds like great substitutions!