Turkey Noodle Soup with Pressure Cooking Today

I hope that everyone enjoyed a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving, and that you were able to spend time with your family and friends.   We did have a good Thanksgiving, unfortunately I picked up some kind of bug and it hit me pretty hard Wednesday.  I did manage to make everything for dinner, but now I’m paying for overdoing it yesterday and its back to bed for me as soon as I finish this post.   No Black Friday shopping for me today!

Today my friends I have a very appropriate post, following turkey day.   My Friend Barbara from  Barbara Bakes   where you’ll always find a delicious assortment of baked goods, is sharing a post from her other blog (yes she has two….Wow)  Pressure Cooking Today  where she shares with us the joy of pressure cooking!  My mother always used a pressure cooker, and I have to admit I’ve always been intimidated by them, so you can bet I’ll be spending more time on her site, learning how to use a pressure cooker.

So get ready for your first lesson in using a pressure cooker as I present…… 

Pressure Cooking Today

Thanks Dennis for inviting me to guest post today. I’m Barbara Schieving and you’ll find me baking up delicious treats for my family at Barbara Bakes. You can also find me cookin’ up a storm at Pressure Cooking Today.

I bought my first pressure cooker, an electric Cuisinart, about a year ago and immediately fell in love with it. I was sharing so many pressure cooker recipes on Barbara Bakes that I decide to create a pressure cooker site where I could share pressure cooking recipes and invite others to share the great recipes they’re creating in their pressure cookers.

One of the wonderful recipes I recently made in my pressure cooker is Turkey Noodle Soup. Turkey Noodle soup is the perfect meal to make with leftover turkey. My family doesn’t love the dark turkey meat, so there’s always plenty of dark meat leftover to use in a wonderful homemade soup.

I use to think I didn’t really like soup much, but it turns out I just don’t like canned soup much. Soup you make at home is so much better tasting than canned soup. The vegetables and noodles aren’t mushy, you control how salty it is, and you can make the soup heartier by add more meat and veggies.

For the best tasting soup, you’ll want to make your own turkey stock. Making stock isn’t difficult, and making it in the pressure cooker is even easier. (Visit Pressure Cooking Today for my Pressure Cooker Turkey Stock recipe.) If you didn’t save your Thanksgiving turkey carcass you can use canned turkey or chicken broth instead.

I like a traditional noodle soup flavored with great stock, onions, carrots and celery, but feel free to change it up any way you like it.

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Turkey Noodle Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 6 cups turkey stock
  • 2 cups diced turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
  1. Select Sauté and add butter to the pressure cooker pot. When butter is melted, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion starts to soften about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. Add turkey stock and turkey. Lock lid in place. Select High Pressure. Set timer for 5 minutes. When beepers sounds, wait 5 minutes and then use a quick pressure release to release pressure. When valve drops, carefully remove lid. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve soup spooned over prepared egg noodles.
  4. You can also make the soup in a pot on the stove. After sautéing vegetables, bring to a boil, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender about 15 minutes.
  5. TIP: I like to make up a big pot of soup and freeze it in individual servings in freezer zipper bags for lunches. Many soups freeze well, but soups with noodles, potatoes or rice freeze better if you freeze the noodles, potatoes or rice in a separate single serving bags and reheat them separately.


I could certainly use a bowl of that delicious soup right now, I know it would make me feel so much better!   Now before you forget head on over to Pressure Cooking Today and say hi to Barbara, just don’t forget to tell her Chef Dennis sent you.     Now it’s back to bed for me, have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Aw I hope you’re feeling better!
    This turkey soup looks like it’s just what the doctor ordered 😀

  2. Dennis, I hope you’re feeling better soon — you’re right, this soup would cure what ails ya! Barbara, I always wanted to try pressure cooking, but figured I’d blow up my kitchen! So glad to see your guest post. And your soup!

  3. I’m so glad to see you suggest cooking the noodles separately and the spooning the soup over them in the bowl. Also your suggestion to freeze noodles, rice, and potatoes separately is great. The first time I made a big batch of soup and followed the direction to add rice, I discovered that it isn’t a good idea. If you aren’t going to eat all the soup right after making it, that rice (and noodles and potatoes to a lesser extent) get mushy and aren’t all that great when reheated later. Besides, when you cook them separately, you can then individually control how much or how little you want in your soup.

    I’ll be making a small batch of soup because we only got a bone-in breast this year. But that’s OK, it will be good anyway.

  4. Creo que esta receta es ideal, me gusta para hacerla yo. Un saludo de mi parte.

  5. So sorry to hear that the bug hit you, Chef. Bless your heart for getting the meal together, and heal fast. I’m so glad I discovered Barbara’s blog, because I have a pressure cooker that I need to use more often. This soup looks fabulous, and healthier than turkey pot pie– though I love more. I’m off to discover more ways to use my pressure cooker!

  6. Hope you’re feeling better, Chef Dennis! This soup looks so comforting!

  7. How quick and easy is this soup? It looks downright delicious. I can close my eyes and taste that broth. 🙂

  8. I’m sorry you got sick just before Thanksgiving, Dennis. Feel better soon! Yes indeed, I do believe a nice big bowl of the delicious looking soup would help kick that bug to the curb.

    Thank you Barbara for teaching me how I can save a lot of time making my turkey stock AND soup in the pressure cooker. I roasted the turkey yesterday so I’ll be getting started on soup making today…

  9. “Just in Time” — What a wonderful recipe for my left over turkey – I will use your recipe today. Thank you

    Chef Dennis feel better – if I lived closer I would run over with this soup to make you feel better.
    I enjoy making your recipes – they are the BEST! Thank you!

  10. Dennis- Hope you are feeling better. I missed our Canuck Thanksgiving due to illness. Then missed your American one due to having to fast for a scope. I swear me and holidays don’t get along. I’m impressed you rallied and made it work. You are one amazing dude. I would have curled up and asked for takeout.

    Barbara- Love this recipe. My mom used to use a pressure cooker all the time. Back in the days where they made people nervous. Everything she made in it was sublime. I’ve been wanting to purchase one myself. Any recommendations?

    • Kim
      For what it’s worth, I have a Cuisinart 6 qt and I love it. I’ve had it for about 2 1/2 years and use it quite frequently. I have several other pressure cookers that are Cooks Essentials (sold by QVC but also by several discount/refurbished items websites). I like them as well but if I had to get rid of all but one, I would be keeping the Cuisinart and saying “bye” to the rest of them. It is particularly good for soup but most anything else as well. I like the browning feature as well as the simmer and keep warm. it’s easy to figure out and to use. I give it 5 stars.

  11. I’ve got my new pressure cooker going right now and look forward to trying this recipe. Finally we’re having a nice cool spell with rain in So.Cal. Thanks for the recipe and the helpful hint


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