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Old Fashioned Turkey Noodle Soup

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Want your whole family to absolutely INHALE Thanksgiving leftovers?? Make this old-fashioned soup recipe! This is the best recipe for delicious Turkey Noodle Soup just like mom used to make! It’s the perfect recipe to use up leftover turkey meat and make something delicious for dinner.

Turkey noodle soup with homemade noodles.

Old Fashioned Noodles make this soup

The real star of this homemade turkey noodle soup? The thick chunky old fashioned homemade noodles. Yes, you’re right that goes to another recipe but DONT WORRY THE WHOLE RECIPE is right here in the recipe card at the bottom of the page. I hate when I read a recipe and it says “oh go here for the other part of this recipe” so I’m not doing it to you.

Ladle full of fresh homemade noodles, leftover turkey, and broth.

These noodles are exactly what my mom ALWAYS made when I was a kid. When I think fondly of noodles I remember my mother making beef and noodles or chicken and noodles, and specifically the outstanding perfect noodles she always made. Oh, that’s a good memory!

I’ve updated it just a bit by mixing the noodles in my stand mixer and using the pasta attachment to roll them out and cut them, it’s my favorite way to make noodles. But you can do ALL of this by hand, and I’ve written the recipe to include making them by hand. All of the handmade noodle directions can be used for the Kitchenaid mixer too.

Ingredients for Turkey noodle soup.

What You Need

  • leftover turkey meat
  • poultry seasoning or Italian seasoning plus sage
  • carrots
  • onion
  • celery
  • chicken stock or broth or homemade turkey broth made from the turkey carcass
  • bay leaf or add two bay leaves if you prefer
  • flour
  • eggs
  • salt
  • light olive oil
  • large pot OR dutch oven

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

If you’ve got leftover turkey upon leftover turkey then this recipe is a great way to use it up! You can adjust it to fit your family easily.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s really flexible. Want more veggies? Add them and add more broth too. Want more meat? Add that and be sure to add more broth OR water. Want more noodles? Double that part and be sure to add more broth. Like lots of garlic and seasoning?? ADD THEM!! Take this turkey noodle soup recipe and make it your own.

You could ALSO try my recipe for Leftover Turkey Dumpling Soup if you’re loving old-fashioned soups!

If you’re tired of tons of leftover Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey try my Air Fryer Turkey Breast. It’s so much LESS turkey but still gives you some leftovers if you don’t have big eaters in the house. Or it’s perfect if you just want SOME turkey leftovers because you’re going somewhere else for a holiday meal.

To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container. Reheat in a saucepan on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yield: 8 servings

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey noodle soup with homemade noodles.

Leftover turkey, veggies, thick old fashioned noodles make this THE soup to make ith your holiday leftovers.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


Turkey Soup

  • 1 TBSP light olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped vegetables, onions, carrots, celery
  • 1-2 TBSP Poultry Seasoning or Italian Seasoning plus sage
  • 2 quarts turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 quart water

Old Fashioned Homemade Noodles

  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of water 
  • 1 tsp light olive oil


  1. Put oil in a dutch oven, saute vegetables over medium heat
  2. deglaze the pan with 2 quarts of broth and 2 cups of water
  3. add the turkey and some of the Italian seasoning, also add any other spices and flavors you want here, this is a good place to toss in any leftover gravy too!
  4. stir to combine and let simmer 20-30 minutes while you make noodles
  5. to make the noodles put the mix the flour with the eggs, water and oil, knead until soft, add a little more water if your mixture is dry
  6. knead 2-3 minutes until smooth
  7. wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest 15 minutes
  8. when rolling and cutting noodles use flour to keep the dough from sticking as needed
  9. divide the dough into quarters, dust it with flour, and roll out one-quarter of the dough with a pasta machine OR a rolling pin until about 1/8 of an inch thick
  10. then cut with either a knife or the pasta machine into as thick or thin of noodles as you like, and as long as you'd like
  11. lightly dust the cut noodles with flour, pile them on a sheet of parchment paper, and let them rest while you make the rest of the noodles
  12. when your soup is almost done taste it and add more Poultry or Italian seasonings plus sage, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you would like
  13. if the broth level has dropped you can add a 3rd quart of broth or some more water to thin it out
  14. When it's bubbling again drop the noodles in and stir to combine, let the soup come back to bubbling and cook until the noodles are cooked through, they will no longer be dry and doughy inside but rather soft all the way through
  15. taste for salt and pepper, and serve hot
  16. once you've added the noodles don't keep cooking the soup for hours the noodles will get too soft and soggy

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 500Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 194mgSodium 609mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 47g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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