Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

This Instant Pot Turkey Soup is a great way to use turkey leftovers!

This simple recipe is healthy and easy to make, with only a few ingredients you likely already have. In no time at all you’ll have a low-carb dinner – all made in one-pot!

Why This Recipe Works

This is the ideal day-after-Thanksgiving recipe in case you’re still recovering from cooking on a feast day. I always have a ton of leftover turkey, but I get sick of making sandwiches after a while.

If you’re like me and you’re looking for quick and easy ways to diversify your Thanksgiving leftovers, look no further than this Instant Pot Turkey Soup recipe. It has all the bold flavors of a Thanksgiving plate in soup form.

Aside from being so easy to make, it’s also delicious and perfect for those late fall and winter months. The Instant Pot makes the turkey melt-in-your-mouth tender, cooked to perfection every time!

Instant Pot Turkey Soup Recipe Video

Recipe Ingredients

Turkey – use whatever turkey parts you have leftover. I like to use a combination of white and dark meat when I can. Just make sure you remove the bones first and add only the boneless meat to the soup.

Chicken broth – you can also use turkey broth if you have it!

Pasta – you can use any type of pasta for this recipe, however, I preferred to use Egg Noodles. There is no hard and fast rule on which type of pasta to use. Just use whatever you have already.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

How to Make Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Gather all the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Pour some olive oil into the Instant Pot and set it to saute for 6 minutes.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Now add previously chopped onions, celery, and carrots and saute for 2 minutes.

Add cooked turkey.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Add some Chicken Broth into it.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Let’s add a little bit of water as well.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Now we will add all the spices mentioned in our recipe and set the pot to Low Pressure for 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Do a Quick Release and add Egg Pasta afterward.

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Saute it for 3 more minutes until the soup is ready!

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Now dish out and enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Recipe Notes

  • You can easily customize this recipe according to your preferences. Try adding some chopped parsnip or bell peppers to the mix!
  • If you want to get a head start on this recipe, you can chop your vegetables a day or two before and keep them in a sealed container or zip top bag in the refrigerator. This way, all you have to do the day of making the soup is dump everything in—the prep is already completed in advance 

How to Serve Turkey Soup

This Instant Pot Turkey Soup is a true one-pot meal. Just serve warm in individual bowls. If you like a garnish and have some extra fresh herbs on hand, that’s great! Sage, parsley, thyme, or rosemary would all work well.

More Instant Pot Turkey Recipes

Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

FAQ About Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Do I have to use vegetables?

If you like to eat turkey soup with just broth and noodles, no problem. But you should still cook the soup with lots of vegetables as they add flavor, nutrients, and sweetness to the broth. If you don’t like to eat the vegetables, you can strain them afterwards.

What kind of seasonings can I add?

Salt is a huge flavor booster for this Instant Pot turkey soup recipe. If you can’t have a lot of salt, use a smaller amount. But don’t skip it.

For extra flavor, I throw in a bay leaf and garlic clove for extra flavor too. And a good handful of fresh parsley.

How should I store my turkey soup?

Completely cooked soup can stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days.

If you will have a lot leftover or want to freeze it, I suggest making the noodles separately or leaving them out, as they absorb a lot of broth. They can also get mushy once defrosted.

Can I use chicken instead of turkey?

Sure! Swap the turkey with leftover chicken for a homemade chicken soup. If you are into chicken, you can also try these recipes:

Instant Pot Classic Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken And Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Instant Pot Turkey Soup
Instant Pot Turkey Soup
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: dinner, Main Course, party
Cuisine: American, modern
Keyword: chicken, Chicken Soup, Instant Pot Turkey Soup, turkey
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots small pieces
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cups turkey cooked & shredded
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp herbs seasoning
  • 2 cups egg pasta
Instructions
  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add onions, carrots and celery and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked turkey, chicken broth, and water.
  • Add salt, pepper, herbs seasoning and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on low pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and press "saute".
  • Add egg pasta and saute for 3 minutes while stirring.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂
Nutrition
Calories: 100kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 9g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 873mg Potassium: 264mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 4108IU Vitamin C: 9mg Calcium: 22mg Iron: 1mg

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

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