Slow Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup – A comforting crock pot soup recipe made with turkey, noodles, carrots, and more! A great way to use up leftover turkey from the holidays or just an easy to make weeknight meal!
Slow Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup
I love cooking with turkey throughout the year. I love the versatility of the meat and how it can be great brined and cooked on it’s own or used in a variety of dishes like this turkey noodle soup. This recipe is just a simple chicken noodle soup recipe but with turkey instead of chicken. It takes about 3 hours start to finish and it’s really packed with flavor.
The great thing about this recipe is how flexible it is. I like to make my own turkey stock from the leftover turkey bones and scrap vegetables while also using fresh vegetables from the farmers market but you can always use pre-made stock and any vegetables you have on hand from the grocery store. I like to saute the vegetables in olive oil until soft before putting them in the slow cooker to bring out the flavor but that’s totally optional. They will all cook in the slow cooker too.
Common Questions About Making Turkey Noodle Soup
What is turkey noodle soup?
Turkey noodle soup is a slow cooker soup inspired by the flavors of chicken noodle soup but using turkey. This soup has celery, carrots, onion, garlic, turkey breast, egg noddles, chicken or turkey broth, and herbs as the ingredients and it is easy to make with holiday leftovers or just as a simple weeknight meal.
What kind of noodles can I make?
Any noodles will work but I usually stick to a big spiral egg noodle.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
Yes! Use vegetable broth and skip the turkey to make this recipe vegetarian.
What size crock pot do I need?
I like to use a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe so that there is extra room.
How do I reheat turkey noodle rice soup?
Reheating turkey noodle soup is best over the stove top in a saucepan over medium heat.
What can I serve with turkey noodle soup?
Some of my favorite things to serve with turkey noodle soup include –
Should I use fresh or dried herbs?
Either! Fresh herbs are ideal because they have a stronger flavor but for sake of convenience and price, the recipe calls for dried. Use whichever you have access to.
Can I use chicken instead of turkey?
Yes, using a rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken breasts will work great instead of turkey. Just substitute in the same amount as the recipe calls for.
Can I use homemade stock?
Yes! So homemade stock can be such a great way to take advantage of leftover scraps from around the kitchen such as old herbs, scraps of carrots, and turkey or chicken bones. Feel free to make your own and use it for this recipe, it will make the soup even better!
What cut of turkey should I use?
Any cut will work. I prefer to use whatever leftover turkey chunks I have from dinner the previous night or from a holiday meal. For the soup pictured, I used turkey thighs.
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