Looking for something to do with that leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast? Well look no further. Here's a simple and inexpensive, but most importantly delicious, recipe for leftover turkey noodle soup. A few on-hand ingredients and less than an hour is all you need to make this satisfying soup that turns leftovers into a completely new dish.
Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ribs celery, diced
- 6 carrots, peeled and diced
- optional greens: bok choy, chard, kale, shredded
- 16 cups low-sodium chicken stock
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 box pasta (penne, rotini, etc.)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the carrots, celery and greens, and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes until soft.
- Add the stock, turkey and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Add the pasta and simmer until soft (8-10 minutes)
- Add water to thin the soup if needed.
- Remove the bay leaves.
- Season with plenty of salt and pepper and serve. Leftovers freeze well.
What do you do with your turkey leftovers?