Classic Turkey Soup


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
  • Makes6 to 8 servings
Classic Turkey Soup

Classic turkey soup (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

One of our favourite parts of a turkey dinner is the soup we make the next day—make sure to save the bones to make the flavourful broth that's the base for this soup.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 leeks, (white and pale green parts only), halved and chopped

  • 1 carrot, peeled, halved and chopped

  • 1 celery stalk, halved lengthwise and chopped

  • 2 thyme sprigs

  • 8 cups turkey broth, (see link to recipe below)

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 100 g egg noodles

  • 2 cups shredded leftover turkey

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, (optional)


  • HEAT oil in a large pot over medium. Add leeks and cook until they begin to soften, about 3 min. Add carrot, celery and thyme and cook 5 min.

  • ADD broth and soy, then bring to a boil. Add noodles, reduce to medium-low and simmer until noodles are just tender, about 6 min.

  • STIR in turkey and cook until warmed through, 1 min. Remove thyme sprigs and discard. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.

Kitchen tip

If you aren’t serving the soup right away, cook noodles separately in a pot of boiling water. Drain, then store noodles in a separate container, adding to soup just before serving. This prevents mushy, over-cooked noodles and starchy, stodgy broth.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 187, Protein 19g, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 7g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 309mg.
Excellent source of vitamin B12.

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