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Easy Turkey Noodle Soup

This Easy Turkey Noodle Soup is a great way to keep enjoying Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. This recipe is not only savory but healthy, too. Carrots, quinoa noodles, and tomatoes add extra flavor and nutrition to an already good-for-you soup!

Categories Easy Dinner, Soup
Difficulty Easy
Keyword turkey noodle soup, turkey noodle soup without carcass, turkey soup without carcass
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 273 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 turkey carcass (can sub with turkey breast)
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 7 carrots, 3 quartered + 4 sliced, divided
  • 5 stalks celery, 3 quartered + 2 sliced, divided
  • 2 yellow onions, 1 quartered + 1 diced, divided
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (low salt)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano (or 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh)
  • 1 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary (or 1 tbsp. fresh)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 1 tbsp. fresh)
  • 2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • Any leftover turkey meat
  • 8 oz. quinoa noodles, uncooked


  1. In a large stock pot, combine the turkey carcass, vegetable stock, chicken stock, 3 quartered carrots, 3 quartered celery stalks, and 1 quartered onion, and heat over medium-high.
  2. Cook until the vegetables are tender and meat falls off bones, about 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the carcass from the stock pot and set aside to cool. Remove other contents (carrots, celery, and onion) and discard.

  4. Once the turkey is cool enough to touch, remove any remaining meat and pull apart into bite size pieces.
  5. Add the remaining vegetables (4 sliced carrots, 2 sliced celery stalks, and 1 diced onion), the can of tomatoes, any leftover turkey you may have, the salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, and parsley into the pot. Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add any leftover turkey meat you may have, the turkey you just removed from the carcass, and the noodles to the pot and stir to combine. Cook over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until the noodles are tender, about 8-12 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Turkey Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.6g7%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Cholesterol 51.2mg17%
Sodium 1095.6mg46%
Carbohydrates 32.2g11%
Fiber 8.9g36%
Sugar 9.1g10%
Protein 17.2g34%
Vitamin A 2650IU53%
Vitamin C 20.6mg25%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.