Leftovers Turkey-Apple-Noodle Soup

Leftovers Turkey-Apple-Noodle Soup

Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Meal type Soup
Misc Freezable, Serve Hot
Leftover Turkey-Apple-Noodle Soup. Uses leftover turkey and noodles with carrots, celery, onion, thyme, turkey or chicken stock, apple cider, and apple pie spice, salt and pepper.


  • ~2 cup Turkey (leftover turkey meat)
  • 1 cup carrots (I used about 10 baby carrots cut into 5 pieces each)
  • 1 celery stalk (split lengthwise and diced)
  • 1 small onion (halved and sliced or diced)
  • 4 pints Turkey Stock (Chicken broth can be substituted)
  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme
  • apple pie spice
  • 2 apples (peeled, cored, and cubed)
  • 1-2 cup noodles (cooked, leftover)
  • olive oil


This is a very forgiving recipe and a good way to use up the last of the leftover turkey. Herbs and spices are to taste, add as much or as little as you like. I used two wings and a drumstick for this batch of soup with turkey stock. I had leftover noodles, but you could add new, uncooked noodles near the beginning of the cooking time and let them cook in the stock. This will add a little bit of thickening as well. You can add any leftover veggies you have as well.


Step 1
Saute onion with a little salt in a little olive oil in the pan.
Step 2
Add carrots and celery, stock and cider.
Step 3
Add turkey, herbs, and spices.
Step 4
After about 20 minutes, when carrots are tender, add apples.
Step 5
Add cooked noodles 5-10 minutes prior to serving. Noodles only need to be heated through as they are pre-cooked.
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