Leftover Turkey Soup (Slow Cooker)


A hearty turkey noodle soup made from leftovers. If you are short on turkey meat, add more veggies!

close up view of Turkey Soup with fresh herbs in a white bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 quarts chicken broth

  • 1 turkey carcass, skin and meat removed

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 2 carrots, halved lengthwise

  • 3 celery stalks, halved lengthwise

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • cup chopped celery

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups penne pasta

  • 3 cups chopped cooked turkey

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup (Optional)


  1. Combine chicken broth, turkey carcass, onion quarters, carrot halves, celery halves, and bay leaves in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on High for 4 hours. Carefully strain broth, discard solids, and transfer broth to a bowl. Rinse slow cooker.

  3. Pour broth back into slow cooker; add chopped carrots, chopped celery, and chopped onion.

  4. Cook on Low for 3 hours. Add penne pasta to slow cooker; cook for 2 1/2 more hours.

  5. Mix turkey meat and cream of mushroom soup into soup and cook for 30 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

This recipe can be adapted to the stove top for a shorter cook time (saute veggies before adding them to the broth).

Although I prefer the onion and celery minced, the carrots and turkey meat should be cut into larger bite-sized pieces.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the carcass and vegetables in the broth. The actual amount of these ingredients consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1877 Calories
141g Fat
55g Carbs
93g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 1877
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 141g 181%
Saturated Fat 37g 183%
Cholesterol 426mg 142%
Sodium 1542mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 93g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 1281mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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