Turkey Noodle Soup for the Soul

Turkey Noodle Soup

T minus 3 days and counting until Turkey Day.

(See what I did there with the “T minus” thing? I’m a word SUPER-geek. Sorry, I can’t help it.)

Have you started defrosting the bird? Have you planned out and coordinated the Thanksgiving menu with Aunts, Cousins, friends and family? Who’s bringing the stuffing? Or cornbread dressing, depending on what part of the country you’re from. At my house, we look forward to the day after leftovers almost as much as we anticipate the Thanksgiving Day eat your face off Free for ALL Feast. Thanksgiving is one of the best meals of the year for leftovers. What do you do with all that leftover turkey? Here’s a new idea: Turkey Noodle Soup!

After a long, hard night of BLACK FRIDAY Christmas shopping, your legs, back and pocketbook are bound to be aching. Getting into the kitchen and cooking may well be the LAST thing you want to do. Try this recipe from our sister blog, WorldofPastabilities®, for Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Soup!

This turkey noodle soup is quick, comforting, and delicious. Some might even call it, “Soul Food”. The cute turkey pasta shapes are a fun way to embrace the holiday! Use up your leftover turkey and leftover veggies, and serve it with some cornbread, rolls or a crisp salad.



20 mins


20 mins


40 mins

Author: Carey | World of Pastabilities®

Serves: 8


  • 7 oz. (1/2 bag) of Gobble Turkey Pasta –save the rest for another recipe! Or use any short shape of pasta!
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 t. basil
  • 1 t. oregano
  • 1 t. onion salt
  • ½ t. garlic salt
  • 1 t. thyme
  • ½ t. pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 10 oz. pkg. frozen mixed veggies
  • 4 cups cubed turkey leftovers
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 T. cider vinegar


  1. In a large stockpot, combine broth, vinegar, onion, and seasonings.
  2. Bring to a boil and add veggies and undrained tomatoes. Reduce heat.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until veggies are tender crisp.
  4. Discard bay leaves. Stir in turkey.
  5. Return to boil, add pasta, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  6. Top with grated Monterey jack cheese and fresh parsley!
  7. Serve immediately.


Leftovers may require additional broth! Pasta continues to absorb the liquid.

  Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup 3

This recipe was created in Carey’s own kitchen with her mom and recipe collaborator, “Cookie”. For more great recipes and ways to use our Fun Pasta products, head over to WorldofPastabilities®.

In the meantime, get back to brining that turkey and don’t forget to “Gobble till You Wobble” 

Happy Thanksgiving!