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How to make instant turkey noodle soup

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Miriam shares her inspiring idea for turning turkey leftovers into nourishing soup in a matter of minutes. The quick and easy dish can be adapted so be inspired then experiment.

Points to remember

  • Heat chicken, turkey or vegetable stock in a saucepan (around 250ml per person) with some dried mushrooms and a splash of leftover gravy.
  • When simmering throw in some ready made fresh noodles and allow them to warm through.
  • Finely chop a selection of leftover raw crunchy vegetables, such as celery, carrot, fennel and sprouts, and place in a soup bowl along with some pieces of leftover cold turkey.
  • When the noodles are heated through pour both the noodles and stock over the vegetables and turkey. Garnish with crispy fried onions then serve immediately while piping hot.
  • If you don't have fresh noodles you can also use dried ones, just cook them in the stock until tender.


For more turkey inspiration, watch the cookery team's quick video guides to making turkey slaw and melty-middle bubble & squeak cakes. They have three clever ideas for leftover Christmas pudding, too. 

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