Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe

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A white bowl filled with creamy turkey soup on top of a green and white checked napkin, a second bowl in the upper right


Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe

It always seems like there is a ton of turkey left over after the holidays, well, whenever I make a turkey! While we consume a lot of the bird after it is cooked, it is always amazing that there can still be pounds and pounds of it leftover. We do the typical thing every household does after the holidays and make a lot of hot turkey sandwiches to try and use it up. We do not like to waste any of that delicious turkey, which sometimes takes being creative and thinking outside the box…or outside the sandwich like when we made these terrific turkey turnovers.

When we have had enough of the sandwiches and would like to save some of that turkey goodness, we make this wonderful creamy turkey soup recipe. It is an extremely easy and quick recipe to whip up. Plus, it can use up quite a large chunk of that leftover turkey if need be.

A laddle full of creamy turkey soup being lifted from a soup pot


How Do You Make Creamy Turkey Soup?

You are going to be so surprised out how easy this turkey soup recipe is. Start by getting out a large boiling pot or stockpot. Place the butter, onions, celery, and carrots in the bottom and saute until they’ve softened, but not browned.

Once the vegetables have softened, add the Wondra and mix well before adding in 2 cups of the broth and all the milk, gradually, while constantly stirring.

Once the mixture has thickened, add in the rest of the ingredients and simmer until the egg noodles have softened. Only stir occasionally.

Tips for Making Creamy Turkey Soup

• If you are unsure what Wondra is, it is an all-purpose instant, quick-mixing flour. While we use Wondra a lot, it is merely a name brand and you can use a different all-purpose instant, quick-mixing flour (if you can find one).

• You can add more than the listed amount of chopped, cooked turkey to your soup.

• You can double the recipe (provided your soup pot is big enough!)

• It is best to not overcook the soup once you have added the noodles. If cooked for too long, the noodles can turn mushy.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


• This creamy turkey soup recipe does freeze well. Just make certain you use freezer grade containers. Hubby buys them in giant packs, and we keep the extras down the basement. Our freezer sometimes looks like a frozen soup factory exploded in it. We freeze soup, stews, leftovers, garden vegetables, etc for later use all year long!

Common Questions About Creamy Turkey Soup

How Long Does it Take to Make Turkey Broth?

If you are making your own turkey stock, it can take up to 3 hours of simmering, or an hour in a pressure cooker. However, I suggest saving the juices from the turkey which is a great broth to use for this soup and other recipes. If you do not have homemade turkey stock, you can purchase it in the store.

What is the Difference Between Turkey Stock and Turkey Broth?

The biggest difference between a broth and a stock is the part of the turkey they’re made with. The same goes for chicken, beef, etc. Stock is usually made from mostly bones and has a lighter flavor while the broth is made from meatier pieces and has a heavier taste to it.

What Can I Do With Leftover Soup?

You can store this turkey soup in the fridge inside an airtight container for up to a week. However, if you do not plan on eating it in the next week, I would freeze it.

If you are trying to find ways to use up other leftover soups, you can try pouring it over rice or pasta, baking it in a pie, turning it into a casserole, etc.

Can You Cook Pasta in Soup?

Of course, you can! However, you have to be smart about when you put it into the soup during the cooking process. If noodles are put in too soon, they can turn mushy resulting in an unpalatable texture. When pasta is added to soup, it is usually done as one of the last steps of the recipe so the soup can simmer for a short time while the noodles are softening up. The same goes for making soup in a crockpot. If you want to add noodles, do so only a few minutes before serving, and do not leave them stewing in the crockpot for very long or they will turn very soft (not in a good way).

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe Ingredients:

• ¼ cup Butter
• 1 cup Celery, minced
• 1 cup Onion, minced
• 2 cups Carrots, diced
• ¼ cup Wondra
• 7 cups Turkey Broth, divided
• 2 cups Milk
• 1 tsp No-Salt Cajun Seasoning
• ½ tsp White Pepper
• 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
• 1 tsp Dried Parsley
• 3 cups Cooked Turkey, chopped
• 8oz Wide Eggs Noodles

Creamy Turkey Soup Mise en Place:

• Cutting Board
• Knife
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spoon
• Soup Pot

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe Directions:

1. Melt butter in a soup pot.
2. Add the celery, onions, and carrots to the melted butter and sauté until soft, but not brown.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


3. Add the Wondra and mix well.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


4. Gradually add in 2 cups of turkey broth, and the milk.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


5. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


6. Add in remaining broth, stir.
7. Add the no-salt Cajun seasoning, white pepper, cayenne pepper, dried parsley, and stir until well combined.
8. Add the chopped, cooked turkey; stir.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


9. Add the wide egg noodles. Stir.

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!


10. Simmer 10-12 minutes until the egg noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.

A spoonful of creamy turkey soup being lifted from a white bowl of turkey soup, on top of a green and white checked napkin, a second bowl in the upper right


Yield: 9 cups

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe

Creamy Turkey Soup Recipe. Use up those turkey leftovers and make this fabulous creamy turkey soup recipe! Loaded with vegetables, turkey, and egg noodles, this soup makes a perfect dinner on a chilly day. This turkey soup recipe is extremely easy to make; it is basically a toss the ingredients into the pot recipe you will not want to miss!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Celery, minced
  • 1 cup Onion, minced
  • 2 cups Carrots, diced
  • ¼ cup Wondra
  • 7 cups Turkey Broth, divided
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp No-Salt Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ tsp White Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 3 cups Cooked Turkey, chopped
  • 8oz Wide Eggs Noodles

Instructions

    1. Melt butter in a soup pot.
    2. Add the celery, onions, and carrots to the melted butter and sauté until soft, but not brown.
    3. Add the Wondra and mix well.
    4. Gradually add in 2 cups of turkey broth, and the milk.
    5. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
    6. Add in remaining broth, stir.
    7. Add the no-salt Cajun seasoning, white pepper, cayenne pepper, dried parsley, and stir until well combined.
    8. Add the chopped, cooked turkey; stir.
    9. Add the wide egg noodles. Stir.
    10. Simmer 10-12 minutes until the egg noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 185mg Sodium: 1718mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 23g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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Comments

  1. JOSEPH ANTHONY ALIZIO JR. says

    OH THAT IS GOOD.
    YEAH OH SO GOOD.
    CHITLINS IN THERE S. TOO?
    AT ALL S?
    STUFFING S.
    WITH
    GRAVY ON THE SIDE.
    CARVER MASSACHUSETTS
    FRESH CRANBERRIES
    and CRANBERRY SAUCE.
    JUST ADD
    A LITTLE (MORE.) VODKA.

  2. Tamona Valentine says

    What is wondra? this soup looks amazing and I love soup so I will be making this after I figure out what wondra is lol!

  3. Looks Yummy! I’d love to have a bowl minus the noodles right about now..

    My sister used to get Wondera in a shake bottle in Fla or Ca.. but I’ve never seen it in Texas or Ohio.. Not saying they dont sell it here.. just never seen it.. I’ve never looked either to be honest.. I always wished I could find it cuz I remember her making something & shaking some in while the pot was boiling.. I remember thinking.. “Oh great.. we’re gonna have lumpy… whatever it was” and of course, we didnt. 🙂

    • Kim we buy the shake can Wondra here, so you probably have it near you.

      Ann

      • I did a search on it from their website.. it says that 2 local stores carry the shake canister. I’ll have to stop in and check it out one of these days.. I dont normally shop at either store except for specialty items on occasion.

  4. Hi Ann,

    Do you think one could use corn starch instead of Wondra?

    • Barb corn starch or flour are bother thickening agents. I am guessing (just guessing) if you mix it into cold turkey broth before adding (and get rid of the lumps) it will work.

      Ann

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