Leftover Turkey Alphabet Soup

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alphabet soup, turkey soup
Dietary Restrictions: Dairy-Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 333kcal
A quick and easy soup for the whole family. Use up your Thanksgiving turkey remains with this tasty, classic recipe.
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  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 cups homemade turkey or chicken stocks (can use storebought)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups diced leftover turkey meat (preferably breast meat)
  • 1 cup mini alphabet pasta (or pastini, orzo or fine egg noodles)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped


  • Place a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and when the oil is hot, stir in the chopped onion, celery,carrot and kosher salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables start to get tender and the onions and celery look translucent.
  • Stir in the turkey stock and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes with the lid resting askew on the pot.
  • Stir in the diced turkey and alphabet pasta or other pasta and return the heat to a rapid simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook until the pasta is just al dente and remove from heat. The pasta will continue to absorb the broth. Serve.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 732mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7044IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg