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Quick and Easy Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

This easy turkey noodle soup recipe is made without a carcass for an easy, healthy dinner that's ready in about 30 minutes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade turkey noodle soup recipe, turkey noodle soup, turkey noodle soup without carcass, turkey soup recipe without carcass
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 170.8kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup (I use Campbell's Healthy Request)
  • 3-4 cups diced, cooked turkey (or substitute with an equal amount of cooked, diced chicken)
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked dry medium egg noodles
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley; squeeze of fresh lemon juice


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (about 10 minutes).
    Sauteing veggies in a dutch oven for soup.
  • Add broth, soup, turkey, and poultry seasoning. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in the noodles, reduce heat to low, and simmer at a low boil for about 7-9 minutes (or just until noodles are tender).
    Cup of dry egg noodles
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in fresh parsley just before serving, if desired.
    Ladle in a pot of leftover turkey noodle soup without carcass


  • Don’t overcook the noodles or they will become mushy in your soup. Add them to the pot just before you’re ready to serve. They will continue to soften as they sit in the hot broth.
  • This is a fairly thick pot of soup. If you prefer more broth in your bowl, just add extra broth (or water) at the end to thin the soup to the desired consistency.
  • Taste and season as you go. The total amount of salt necessary will vary depending on the saltiness of your broth, and on personal preference. Add extra salt for more flavor, and feel free to increase the other herbs and seasonings as well. Start with low sodium chicken broth so that you can control the saltiness of your pot.
  • A fresh herb garnish (such as fresh parsley or fresh thyme) and a splash of apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice at the end gives each bowl a pop of color and a bright touch.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 170.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.2g | Protein: 18.7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 55.1mg | Sodium: 550.5mg | Potassium: 303.4mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.1g