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Easy-to-make Crock Pot soup is the perfect recipe to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! It’s a comfort food meal loaded with turkey, tender noodles, carrots, celery, and onions, all in a flavorful broth that’s guaranteed to make you feel warm and cozy from the inside out.
Turkey, check. Turkey sandwiches, done. Now, it’s time to move on to the good stuff. This leftover turkey soup recipe is so good that it will have you joyfully slurping up every single spoonful from the bowl.
I love this recipe not only for the incredible flavor that it has but, also that I’ve cut down on waste using ingredients I had on hand. Turkey Noodle Soup is a no-stress recipe that’s just right after a busy holiday when it’s time to sit back and relax with a big bowl of deliciousness.
This recipe is super easy to make using a Crock Pot. You just chop some vegetables and add them to the slow cooker, along with shredded leftover turkey, herbs, seasoning, and broth. Next, stir everything together and cook for a few hours. Lastly, toss in some noodles and let the magic happen.
In This Post You’ll Find:
- What You Need To Make Crock Pot Turkey Noodle Soup
- What Size Crock Pot Do I Need?
- How Long Does This Soup Cook In The Slow Cooker?
- Do You Cook The Noodles Before Adding Them To The Soup?
- Substitutions And Variations
- Storing And Reheating Leftovers
- What To Serve With Turkey Noodle Soup
- Craving More? Make These Warm & Cozy Recipes:
What You Need To Make Crock Pot Turkey Noodle Soup
- Leftover Turkey – you can use turkey breasts, dark meat, or a combination of both.
- Fresh Thyme
- Italian Seasoning
- Chicken Stock – low sodium stock or broth is preferred
- Salt and Pepper
- Egg Noodles
What Size Crock Pot Do I Need?
For this recipe, I recommend a 6 or 8-quart crockpot. You can also use the slow cooker option on an Instant Pot.
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How Long Does This Soup Cook In The Slow Cooker?
Set the temperature to HIGH and cook for 3 hours. You can cook on LOW for 5 hours if needed.
Do You Cook The Noodles Before Adding Them To The Soup?
Nope, you don’t have to! All you do is add the egg noodles to the slow cooker 30 minutes before serving. The noodles will cook in the hot broth to finish the soup recipe.
Substitutions And Variations
- No leftover turkey? Just substitute chicken. This recipe works well for an easy weeknight meal using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
- You can change out the Italian herbs for lemon pepper, Zat’ar, or your favorite herb blend. Bay leaves and poultry seasoning are also good options to add flavor.
- Change out the noodles for wide egg noodles or any small “short cut” pasta like orzo or elbow macaroni.
Storing And Reheating Leftovers
To store any leftover turkey soup, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, warm it in the microwave or on the stove-top.
This soup is a great freezer meal, but make sure you freeze it without the noodles. Cook the soup per the instructions and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw, heat, and add the noodles before serving.
What To Serve With Turkey Noodle Soup
Grab a big bowl and spoon because you are going to love this soup. Honestly, I don’t think thanksgiving leftovers have ever tasted so good. Here’s what I like to serve with easy turkey noodle soup:
- Creamed Corn Cornbread Muffins, Zucchini Cheese Quick Bread, Puffed Pastry Cheese Straws, Easy Beer Bread.
- Best Caprese Salad, Everyday Green Salad, Spinach Pear Salad, Green Bean Salad
Craving More? Make These Warm & Cozy Recipes:
- Southern Chicken Stew
- Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (aka Mama Sauce)
- Award-Winning Southern Soul Chili
- Healthy Mushroom Soup
- One Pot Lasagna Soup
- Homemade Meatballs
- 2-3 cups shredded cooked turkey
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 6 cups chicken or turkey stock
- 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups egg noodles
- Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, turkey, stock, thyme, dried Italian herbs, salt, and pepper to the Crock Pot. Stir. Place the lid on and set the temperature to HIGH and the timer to 3 hours.
- After cooking for 2 ½ hours, remove the lid and add the egg noodles. Stir and replace the lid, and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
- To serve, remove fresh thyme stems and ladle the soup into bowls.
Want To Know More About Slow Cooking?
If you are new to cooking with a Crock Pot or just don’t know where to start, I’ve got something to help. I’ve put together a helpful guide with tips and recipes to get you using a slow cooker like a pro!
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