Make the best Instant Pot Turkey Soup from leftover turkey meat and stock (bone broth) with this easy recipe. A delicious way to use Thanksgiving leftovers!
This recipe for leftover turkey soup is perfect for the day after Thanksgiving, and it's made entirely in the Instant Pot! If you're looking for easy Instant Pot recipes to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers, you'll love this easy pressure cooker turkey soup recipe.
It's basically a turkey carcass soup, since you make it with Instant Pot turkey stock made from the turkey carcass. Only instead of making the soup right away, I like to make the bone broth after Thanksgiving dinner and make the actual soup, using the bone broth, the next day. You could definitely save the carcass and make the stock and soup at the same time, but I've always done it this way.
If you want to make turkey noodle soup, throw in some uncooked egg noodles after pressure cooking, and boil on the saute setting until they're done. Or, you can serve the turkey soup with cooked noodles on the side. I usually do this since some of us prefer a soup without noodles and some are all about the noodles!l
How to make easy turkey soup in the Instant Pot pressure cooker
What vegetables are good in turkey soup?
I like to keep my Instant Pot turkey soup as simple as possible. I start out by cooking a blend of celery, onions and carrots -- mirepoix -- until they're slightly soft. You can use olive oil or butter here, or fat from the refrigerated bone broth, if you haven't skimmed that off the top yet.
Next, add the leftover turkey, the stock (bone broth), and little water to thin it out. This is optional, but I usually add a little since the stock is so rich. Just make sure you're under the ⅔ mark in the pot, and you'll be fine.
What spices are good in turkey soup?
I love using herbes de Provence with whole chicken, so I also use it with turkey. So, just that and some sea salt and pepper is all it takes. Oh, I also usually throw in some celery leaves for extra flavor -- just make sure to remove them before serving.
How long do you cook leftover turkey soup in the Instant Pot?
Since everything in this Instant Pot turkey soup is already cooked, you only have to pressure cook it for a whopping 5 minutes. As with all Instant Pot soup recipes, the pot does take several minutes to reach pressure, but you can use this time to relax, watch TV or whatever floats your boat!
Instant Pot Turkey Soup Recipe
Instant Pot Turkey Soup
- 1 cup baby carrots, sliced thin
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups cooked turkey, diced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence seasoning
- additional salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 cups turkey stock (bone broth)
- ¼ cup water
- Hit SAUTE on Instant Pot, and when it reads, Hot, add the olive oil, carrots, celery and onion, and cook until slightly soft
- Hit CANCEL to turn pot off, then add cooked turkey, turkey stock, water, salt, pepper and herbes de Provence
- Place lid on Instant Pot, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes
- Pot will take several minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook for 5 minutes and beep when done. Allow a 5 minute natural release (or longer) and do quick release for remaining pressure
- When pin drops, remove lid, and stir. If you want to add noodles, add 2 cups uncooked egg noodles, hit CANCEL, then hit SAUTE, and cook until noodles are done. You can also cook noodles separately and serve with soup.
I hope you get a chance to try this easy Instant Pot Turkey Soup this year!