holding a bowl of turkey noodle soup

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Homemade turkey noodle soup is an easy recipe that is perfect for using up leftover Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey.  This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and noodles, and is a classic comfort food that will warm you up on a cold day.  It will soon be your family’s favorite turkey soup recipe!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1 1/3 cups yellow onion, finely chopped (1 large onion; 240g)
  • 1 2/3 cups carrots, sliced (4 medium carrots; 226g)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, sliced (5 celery stalks; 200g)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 9 cups homemade turkey broth or low sodium chicken broth (2.12 liters)
  • 28-ounce can diced tomatoes (793g)
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 2/3 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen (1 crown; 115g florets)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced okra, fresh or frozen (133g)
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, chopped, white and dark meat (392g)
  • 8 ounces medium width egg noodles (226g)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Add the chopped onion, celery and carrots and cook until the onion is soft, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the canned tomatoes, chopped turkey, spices, and turkey broth to the pot.  Stir well.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour with the lid slightly askew.
  4. Add the broccoli and the okra.  Stir and let the soup simmer for 30 minutes.  During the last 15 minutes, taste the seasonings and adjust if necessary.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in a pot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions.
  6. Drain the cooked noodles in a colander, then pour into a bowl and toss with some olive oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together.
  7. When the soup is done, place some cooked noodles at the bottom of each bowl and ladle the soup on top.  Garnish with a crack of black pepper, fresh parsley.  Serve hot.


  • The noodles keep their shape and firmness better if you add them to your bowl just before you eat.
  • The soup keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • The pleasure of a 5 star review for this homemade turkey noodle soup would be greatly appreciated.
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: soups, noodles

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