Crock Pot Turkey Soup

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Crock Pot Turkey Soup is a warm and comforting daish that is the perfect way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers and create a hearty meal that will leave you craving for more.

A white bowl of the old fashioned turkey soup.


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Simple Recipe for Crock Pot Turkey Soup

This delicious and easy Crock Pot Turkey Soup recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also packed with flavor and perfect for those chilly winter nights. Whether you’re looking for a comforting meal or want to impress your guests with something different, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite in no time.

Why Turkey Crock Pot Recipes are a Keeper

Discover the secret behind the enduring appeal of turkey crock pot recipes. Let’s uncover the reasons why turkey is the star of your creations, offering a blend of health benefits, versatility, and fantastic flavor.

  • Slow Cooker Does All the Work: Let your trusty crock pot do the heavy lifting, effortlessly infusing your soup with flavors that’ll leave you craving for more.
  • Easy Ingredients: This recipe relies on simple ingredients, ensuring a stress-free cooking experience.
  • Family Friendly: Whether it’s your picky eaters or those with more refined tastes, this turkey soup brings everyone to the table.

If you’re looking for more soup inspired recipes, try these Cream of Mushroom Chicken Soup, Instant Pot Tomato Soup and Creamy BLT Soup.

Can I make this slow cooker soup creamy?

A to shot of the delicious soup.

Absolutely! If you prefer your turkey soup with a creamy touch, consider stirring in a cup of heavy cream or a can of condensed cream of chicken soup to achieve that desired creaminess.

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Ingredient Notes for Crockpot Turkey Soup Recipe

Turkey cutlets, carrots and noodles for the soup.
  • Turkey Breast: Opt for boneless, skinless turkey breast for convenience. If desired, you can substitute with chicken breast.
  • Bone Broth: This nutrient-rich base adds depth to your soup. You can also use chicken broth if you don’t have bone broth.
  • White Onion: The white onion adds a mild, sweet flavor to your soup. Feel free to substitute it with yellow onions
  • Carrots: Freshly sliced carrots bring natural sweetness and color to the soup.
  • Bay Leaves: Bay leaves infuse a fragrant note into the broth, enhancing its overall aroma and taste.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions to make Leftover Soup

Explore these creative variations and substitutions to customize your crock pot turkey soup. This soup is the perfect dish for a cold fall or winter day.

  • Rice: Swap the noodles for rice if you’re looking for a gluten-free option or a change of texture for this turkey soup with rice.
  • Protein Pasta: If you’re looking to boost the protein content, consider using protein-enriched pasta as a substitute for egg noodles.
  • Different Seasoning: Experiment with poultry seasonings for unique flavors. It’s a great opportunity to infuse your turkey stock with diverse herbs and spices.

How to Make Slow Cooker Turkey Soup with Noodles

These are the basic steps for making Turkey Noodle Soup Crock Pot. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Pictures of the crock pot with the different stages of making the soup.

STEP 1: Slow Cook

Place all the ingredients except the noodles in your slow cooker. Set it on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the turkey to become incredibly tender.

STEP 2: Shred Turkey

Once the cooking time is up, remove the turkey breast and shred it with a fork. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker.

STEP 3: Add Noodles

While the soup is still hot, add the wide egg noodles. Stir gently and let them cook for approximately 15 minutes.

Recipe FAQs for Easy Turkey Noodle Soup

This crock pot turkey soup keeps well for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For longer preservation, freeze it for up to 3 months. Reheat the leftover turkey soup recipe in the microwave or stovetop.

Certainly, you can experiment with chicken, beef, tofu, or even turkey thighs for a slightly different flavor, but it’s just as delicious. It is also a great way to use up leftover thanksgiving turkey meat. Use the leftover turkey carcass to make stock too.

a close up bowl of the old fashioned turkey noodle soup.

Expert Tips for Making Healthy Recipe for Slow Cook Turkey Soup

Dive into these expert tips to ensure your slow cook turkey soup turns out irresistibly delicious. From adding extra veggies to garnishing with fresh herbs, these pro tips will make your soup perfect.

  • Veggies: Enhance your soup with added vegetables like corn or green beans or celery for extra nutrition and flavor to the delicious recipe.
  • Fresh Herbs: Don’t forget to top your bowl with fresh herbs like parsley for a burst of freshness.
  • Potatoes: Add chopped potatoes or sweet potatoes for a heartier, more filling variation of this soup.

What to Serve with Turkey Crock Pot Recipes

A white bowl of the old fashioned crock pot turkey soup.
5 from 9 votes

Crock Pot Turkey Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Homemade Crock Pot Turkey Soup is a cozy, hearty, meal that can be prepared in your slow cooker with only 5 minutes of prep work. This recipe has an enticing aroma that will fill the house and everyone will be anticipating the moment that they can dig in to this classic soup.
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  • 2 pounds Turkey breast
  • 8 cups Bone broth
  • 1 White onion, diced
  • 4 Carrots, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Garlic, minced
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Pepper
  • 8 ounces Wide egg noodles


  • Add everything to your slow cooker except for the noodles.
  • Close the lid on your slow cooker for 4 hours at High, or 6 hours at Low.
  • When the time is up, remove your turkey breast, and transfer to a cutting board where you can shred. Add back to your slow cooker.
  • Add in your egg noodles while your soup is still hot. Stir in, and allow the noodles to cook for about 15 minutes.
  • After the 15 minutes, serve in a soup bowl! Enjoy!

Expert Tips

    • Veggies: Enhance your soup with added vegetables like corn or green beans or celery for extra nutrition and flavor to the delicious recipe.
    • Fresh Herbs: Don’t forget to top your bowl with fresh herbs like parsley for a burst of freshness.
    • Potatoes: Add chopped potatoes or sweet potatoes for a heartier, more filling variation of this soup.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1223mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5143IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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