Worried about being buried in a mountain of leftover Thanksgiving turkey this week? Use those leftovers to whip up an easy Turkey Noodle Soup or any of these 8 easy recipes for using leftover turkey!

Close up of a bowl of turkey noodle soup with a gold spoon in the bowl

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If you’re anything like me, preparing for Thanksgiving goes something like this:

Determine how big of a turkey you need to buy based on the number of guests you will be hosting.

Go to the store, stare at the size turkey you decided on and wonder if it’s really going to be big enough.

Decide to buy a turkey that’s just a little bit bigger. You know, just in case.

After everyone goes home, take stock of your kitchen situation only to realize you have mountains of turkey left over. Not to mention the leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Parker House Rolls, and Classic Pecan Pie.

I do it every year. You’d think I’d learn, but I don’t.

So instead I have started coming up with ways to use that leftover turkey that aren’t just turkey sandwiches. I mean, I love turkey sandwiches, but I can only eat so many of them, ok?

First up: a quick and easy Turkey Noodle Soup.

Bowl of turkey noodle soup in a black bowl on a plaid napkin by a basket of rolls

EASY TURKEY NOODLE SOUP

If you love chicken noodle soup, then Turkey Noodle Soup will be right up your alley.

But after a full day (or more!) of cooking in preparation for Thanksgiving, no one really wants to spend hours simmering a homemade soup. That’s when I like to grab a package of Frontier Soups™ Connecticut Cottage Chicken Noodle Soup Mix.

Easy turkey noodle soup made with leftover turkey in a black bowl by a gold spoon

These mixes from Frontier Soups™ are all-natural, without any added salt or artificial stuff. Plus, they make a delicious soup in less than 30 minutes!

I also really love that the Chicken Noodle Soup Mix is certified gluten-free – including the noodles! – and all of the products are made in a nut-free facility, making this a safe choice if you are trying to feed any family members with food allergies.

Using leftover turkey and turkey stock in place of the cooked chicken and chicken broth when making the soup makes for an easy way to use leftover turkey and have lunch for any lingering visitors.

Chicken soup mix surrounded by turkey noodle soup, rolls and a salad

HOW TO JAZZ UP YOUR TURKEY NOODLE SOUP

The mix for this soup already has some great veggies already in it, but adding even more vegetables is an easy way to jazz up your Turkey Noodle Soup and add even more nutritious value to it.

And let’s be honest: You probably have some extra veggies floating around in your fridge and pantry from Thanksgiving dinner anyway.

Gold spoon in a bowl of turkey noodle soup garnished with crispy sage

I added fresh celery and a peeled and diced sweet potato to my soup and also threw in some additional poultry seasoning for even more flavor.

Bowl of turkey noodle soup in a black bowl, with a salad in the background

But you could add fresh carrots, parsnips, broccoli, green beans, or any other veggies or herbs you have left in your fridge!

This Turkey Noodle Soup is easy to customize with whatever flavors you like. Serve it alongside leftover rolls for an easy post-Thanksgiving meal that will leave you feeling warm and cozy.

Turkey noodle soup in a black bowl on top of a plaid napkin on a marble surface

8 MORE EASY RECIPES USING LEFTOVER THANKSGIVING TURKEY

Looking for even more easy ways to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Here are 8 more of recipes you can whip up with very little effort, since we all know that energy is in short supply during the holiday season.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Worried about being buried in a mountain of leftover Thanksgiving turkey this week? Use those leftovers to whip up an easy Turkey Noodle Soup.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a 3 or 4-quart pot, add turkey stock, celery and sweet potato and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in turkey, poultry seasoning, and vegetable seasoning packet from soup mix.
  2. Return to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add pasta and simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and allow to stand 5 minutes. Serve with cornbread or other soft roll and enjoy.

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