Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Egg noodles cooked with leftover turkey, carrots, celery, onions, and mushrooms in a healthy yet delicious soup. This leftover turkey noodle soup is perfect for the day after Thanksgiving.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Day after Thanksgiving!

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you eat lots? What sort of dishes ended up on your menu? I would love to hear from you!

We had sooo much food. It’s almost ridiculous, but I don’t think we would have wanted it any other way. The more food, the better. At least, that’s how I see it since I have so many choices.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Did you do any shopping?

I know shopping during Thanksgiving weekend brings up mixed feelings, but there are so many good deals that I couldn’t resist. And I have to say that I love looking at the toy section the day after Thanksgiving to see if there are any good sales. Sometimes I buy several board games so I can donate them to the toy drive once it gets closer to Christmas. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile now, then you probably already know why the children’s toy drive is soo important to me. So if you can, definitely consider donating to those kids who might not receive toys without our help!

But we have to get back to this leftover turkey noodle soup.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

After indulging in all those Thanksgiving comfort foods, sometimes I want something lighter, something that’s warm and comforting but healthy.

This leftover turkey noodle soup is perfect for that!

Loaded with vegetables, leftover shredded turkey, and egg noodles, this soup is warm and comforting and just sooo delicious.

It’s a twist to the classic chicken noodle soup.

Of course, you can always make this soup with chicken instead of turkey. It’s all about preference and what you have.

If you need more ideas for leftover turkey, scroll down to the bottom of the post.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a medium pot, cook about 3-4 ounces of egg noodles according to the direction on the package. You can also use pasta if that’s more convenient. Drain the egg noodles and run them through cold water to prevent them from continuing to cook and from sticking to each other. Set the egg noodles aside for now.

In a medium sized pot, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Allow the olive oil to heat for about a minute. Once the olive oil is heated, add onions, celery, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook for several minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pour in the turkey/chicken broth. You can make your own turkey broth using the turkey carcass or use chicken broth, whichever is more convenient. Season with dried thyme and salt.

Allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes. Add the corn kernels, peas, and turkey, and cook for a few more minutes until all the ingredients are warmed through. Lastly, add the egg noodles before serving.

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Serve the soup warm.

Enjoy!

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Egg noodles cooked with leftover turkey, carrots, celery, onions, and mushrooms in a healthy yet delicious soup. This leftover turkey noodle soup is perfect for the day after Thanksgiving.
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-4 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup mushrooms
  • 4 cups turkey/chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • ½ pound shredded leftover turkey (1 ½ -2 cups)
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup frozen peas
Directions:
  1. In a medium pot, cook about 3-4 ounces of egg noodles according to the direction on the package. Drain the egg noodles and run them through cold water to prevent them from continuing to cook and from sticking to each other. Set the egg noodles aside for now.
  2. In a medium sized pot, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Allow the olive oil to heat for about a minute.
  3. Once the olive oil is heated, add onions, celery, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook for several minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Pour in the broth. Season with dried thyme and salt.
  5. Allow the soup to simmer for a few minutes. Add the corn kernels, peas, and turkey, and cook for a few more minutes until all the ingredients are warmed through. Lastly, add the egg noodles before serving.
  6. Serve the soup warm.

Need more ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers?

Leftover Turkey Spicy Miso Ramen

Leftover Turkey Spicy Miso Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

Leftover Turkey and Dumpling Soup

Leftover Turkey and Dumpling Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Turkey Pho

Turkey Pho | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

 

Share

8 comments

Let's chat!