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.
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you get a chance to try this easy Instant Pot Turkey Soup this year!
Donald Silcox says
I just tried this recipe today! Delicious! I used a turkey gravy mix instead of the herbs de province! A keeper for sure!!!
I used whole wheat Rossini noodles since I do not use egg noodles. This was also the first timers I used herbes de Provence. What a flavor. Definitely a 5 star recipe.
That's wonderful, George! Thank you so much for the awesome review!
I used vegetable broth and Italian seasoning instead since I didn’t have what it called for. I will defined double it next time. Thank you!
Thanks, Karin! So happy you liked the soup!
Priscilla Ribic says
Excellent recipe! Super easy to make and delicious.
Thank you so much, Priscilla. So happy you like the recipe!
Bea M Bowen says
I tried this recipe tonight, it was scrumptious, I used chicken broth as that is what I had in the pantry. I did not add the salt as the chicken broth had plenty of sodium, I added 1/2 bag of frozen mixed vegies to it. My husband had a massive heart attack first part of August so have to watch the sodium. Again SCRUMPTIOUS
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Bea. Best wishes to you and your husband. 🙂
Diane W says
Fabulous! A keeper! I did a few things differently: added ginger root which is a game-changer in chicken and turkey soups; added some chopped sweet potatoes; and added 1 can corn, drained. I didn’t have herbes d’Provence, unfortunately, so used Italian Seasoning. Oh! I didn’t have egg noodles so used Pad Thai Noodles which ended up being a wonderful substitution.
I'm so happy you liked the soup, Diane! I love the idea of Pad Thai Noodles!
I’m interested in doubling the recipe. Ingredients, no issue. What does it do to the cook time?? Do I double to 10 min??
Family LOVES THIS SOUP!!!! I buy turkey now at the deli and dice it. Thanks!!!!
You shouldn't need to make any changes to the cook time. It might take longer to pressurize, but that's it. So glad you enjoy the soup!
Can this recipe be doubled in an 8 qt. Pot?
Yes -- I use the 8 quart when I want a bigger batch.
Becky Richwine says
I made this with chicken broth because I didn't have any turkey bone broth. I was easy and used up the carrots and celery I had. After it was in my bowl, I added celery salt to give it a little extra flavor.
SO glad you enjoyed the recipe, Becky. I'm making the soup tomorrow! 🙂
Dianna Urbigkit says
I had never tried the spice herbes de Provence before tonight....WOW...I am hooked on it now....My family loved my turkey soup and complimented the flavor! My husband bought me an Instant Pot 4 weeks ago after we had to evacuate due to the Camp Fire and were staying in a motel. I am in love with it much more the the Power Pressure Cooker ( which I had already). My 89 year old Mother was amazed that this soup was done in 10 minutes and I had her push the button...This soup will be made again....I can't wait to try potato soup next...And I love all the pics and easy to understand instructions...my Mother is now going through your recipes to see which ones she wants to do....I am so excited for her...this is good therapy for her as she lost everything and is now living with my husband Jay and I.
This is one of my favorite herb blends! I'm so glad you liked the recipe and are loving the Instant Pot. I can't even imagine what your mom is going through. Definitely keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs! 🙂
I just finished making this and am eating it as I type this review. Your recipe is so simple and delicious! Thanks!
Thanks so much, Becky! I'm happy you liked both recipes! 🙂
Miz Helen says
We will love your awesome Turkey Soup, it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says
This looks really comforting! Perfect for fall nights!
Melanie Bauer says
Sounds fantastic! Looks like this is the ultimate comfort soup, love all the chunks of veggies!
Jack D. Slater says
Can you add rice to this? If so - how much and when?
You could add rice, but I'm not sure on the cooked time for uncooked rice in soup since I haven't personally tried it with soup. I'll have to make some ASAP. 🙂 For leftover cooked rice, you would just add that in instead of noodles at the end.
Jack D. Slater says
Oh I just read this. Did you ever try it with rice?
I haven't tried it personally, but a reader commented that she adds 1/4 to 1/2 cup of rice at the same time as the turkey and broth, and it works fine.
I add it right in with the broth and turkey. I use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. Haven't had any issues yet.
Yum, perfect for leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Looks so easy, too!
Thanks, Jamielyn. It's very easy to make!
Chrissie Baker says
Oh God, this soup makes me crazy! Love the unique flavors in this recipe! Now, this recipe will be one of my favorites. Looks incredible!
Brandy O'Neill says
You just helped me decide what I am going to do with my leftover turkey!
Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says
Soup season is the best!! This looks wholesome and delicious! Can't wait to try the turkey version!
Definitely -- I'm loving soup season so far! 🙂
I just made turkey soup in my IP too! I love how incredible it is to make stock and soup from the leftovers. Love Love Love this.
The Instant Pot makes the best soup, doesn't it?! Can't wait for Thanksgiving! 🙂