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overhead view of Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup in bowls on plates

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


The perfect soup for leftovers, this Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup is ideal for leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but is a great way to use up leftover chicken, as well!



  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 67 cups chicken or turkey broth, divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups cooked, chopped turkey
  • 8 oz egg noodles


Soften the Vegetables: In a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the carrots, onions and celery and saute until soft, 5-7 minutes.
sauteed vegetables

Add the Flour: Sprinkle the flour over the cooked vegetables and stir it in. Let it cook for a minute or two.
adding flour to thicken turkey soup

Add the Liquid: Whisk in 2 cups of the broth and the milk. Cook until the mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Once it is thickened, add 4 more cups of the broth.
making Creamy soup from scratch

Finish it Off: Add the turkey and the noodles. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Cook until the noodles are tender. If the soup is too thick, add the remaining cup of broth.
adding noodles to Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

Recipe Notes:

Don’t add the noodles until right before you are ready to serve, as they will keep absorbing the liquid.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 315
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 138 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg

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