Turkey supper is a classic at this time of year and can feed a family for many days after with more turkey meals, turkey sandwiches and then turkey soup and….

When the turkey is fully carved, the turkey carcass can go into a stock pot or crock pot and filled with water and simmered for delicious broth. You can freeze the broth to save it for a future meal, like Tortilla Soup or you can go ahead and make something like this simple Turkey Noodle Soup that Cam made this year.

I made lasagne earlier in the week and had some leftover homemade beet pasta (recipe soon!) and it was a perfect addition to this soup, although the shape of the noodles were slightly larger than what I’d normally enjoy. I should have sliced the lasagne shaped pasta thinner before handing them over to Cam. How interesting that they lost their bright raspberry colour in the soup! Here’s what he did:

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup


  • Turkey Carcass, all meat removed
  • 1 Onion, halved
  • 1 Carrot cut in half
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • Bay Leaf
  • enough Water to cover all
  1. (Adding onion, carrot, celery and bay leaf is ideal but all optional. I’ve made the broth with just the carcass and water before.)
  2. Bring all to a boil in a large pot and simmer covered for a couple hours or overnight. You can always put it in a crock pot, if it will fit and leave it on low overnight.
  3. Remove carcass and strain broth with a colander into another pot or freezer safe container(s). Discard the carcass and remains in the colander.


  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 2 Carrots, minced
  • 1 Celery Stalk, minced
  • 8 oz. uncooked Pasta
  • 2 cups shredded or cubed leftover Turkey
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • fresh Parsley, minced, optional
  1. Melt butter in a cast iron pan. Add onion, carrot, celery and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent.
  2. Add onion mixture to pot with the broth in it and bring to a boil.
  3. Add pasta and boil until cooked. This isn’t long when your pasta is homemade.
  4. Add turkey and simmer for a couple minutes just to warm turkey. Ladle into bowls and top each serving with a little fresh parsley.
  5. If any soup is left over, it will thicken up after refrigeration and you can just add a little water when reheating to thin it back down.

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