Day 22 of the 22 Days of Thanksgiving: Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Yesterday I posted a recipe for Turkey Casserole. This soup is my other go-to meal with Thanksgiving leftovers. It is comforting, full of turkey, noodles and veggies. The ingredient that sends this delicious recipe over the top is the herb butter. When making my Thanksgiving turkey I rub herb butter under the meat and on the skin. My herb butter is full of fresh herbs, garlic, and shallots.  I always set aside a couple tablespoons of the herb butter to sauté the vegetables in this soup.

To the 2 tablespoons of herb butter, I add two more tablespoons of butter and melt them together.

Next comes the mirepoix (onion, carrots and celery). Sauté the mirepoix in the herb butter until the veggies are soft and onions are translucent.

Shred or chop up your leftover turkey and add to the softened vegetables.

Now add your leftover gravy and chicken stock. Add some freshly chopped parsley and a couple bay leaves. Cover the soup and let simmer for up to an hour.

20 minutes before serving add the noodles to the simmering soup. I like these wide, flat egg noodles. Just be sure to add enough chicken stock to your soup because these noodles soak up some of the liquid of the soup.

Remove the bay leaves and serve with some fresh, warm rolls and raspberry butter.

Enjoy!

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This soup is a fantastic way to use up the leftovers in the fridge from your Thanksgiving feast. It is a hearty and comforting soup, full of turkey, vegetables and noodles. Leftover gravy and herb butter add so much depth and flavor. The herb butter takes this soup to another level. You won't believe how delicious leftovers can taste.
Course soup
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Course soup
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, melt butter and herb butter.
  2. To the melted butter, add onion, carrots and celery. Sauté for about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the turkey, gravy, chicken stock, fresh parsley and bay leaves to the pot.
  4. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Add noodles and cover pot, simmering for 20 minutes.
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Day 21 of the 22 Days of Thanksgiving: Leftover Turkey Casserole

My sister in law Brooks first made this for me years ago and this has been my go-to meal with Thanksgiving leftovers ever since. My family loves this casserole.  It is a great way to use up the many different dishes you have in the fridge from your feast.  This recipe comes together so quickly and who doesn’t love a one dish meal?

Dice or shred some turkey. Place green beans in the bottom of a baking dish and top with the turkey.

If you have leftover gravy, give it a little whisk and pour it over the turkey, if you don’t have any gravy or you only have a little, add some cream of chicken soup.

Next come the stuffing. Break it up and sprinkle over the top.

As my husband would say, everything is better with a little cheese. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and bake.

Enjoy!

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This is a great recipe to make when your fridge is full of turkey dinner leftovers. It comes together so quickly and every bite is delicious! Your whole family will love it.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a 9x 13 pan layer, in order, the green beans, turkey, gravy or cream of chicken soup, stuffing and then the cheese.
  2. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Recipe Notes

All measurements are approximate. If you have a little less or a little more leftovers of some of the ingredients, use what you have.

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