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One Pot Turkey Tetrazzini Soup Recipe + VIDEO

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 servings

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This easy, one pot Turkey Tetrazzini Soup is creamy, hearty and perfect for leftover turkey! It’s winter comfort food at its finest, filled with bacon, peas, pasta, and turkey in a creamy chicken broth. Complete with a step by step recipe video. 

rustic bowl filled with turkey tetrazzini soup with peas and crispy bacon

*Recipe and post updated from the original on October 12, 2015

If there’s one thing I can eat almost every day throughout the winter, it’s soup. I love soup. And if it’s creamy and noodley and loaded with chicken and bacon like this Turkey Tetrazzini Soup?? Sign me up.

I know you know I can be a bit of a picky eater when it comes to my vegetables.

I’m really not a fan of raw veggies of any sort (although I did a better job on training my kids!), and only eat certain vegetables cooked. I won’t touch a salad unless it’s taco salad, fruit salad or potato salad.

Normally, I will eat anything and everything in soup so I use it as a way to load up on the vegetables I have a hard time sneaking in otherwise. This Tetrazzini Soup? It’s pure comfort food and maybe a little lighter on the vegetables, but — it’s ridiculously, insanely delicious.

(Side note: some chopped spinach would be perfect in this!)

bowl of turkey tetrazzini soup with peas and bacon on top and parsley bunch in the background

So I don’t know that I’ve ever even had a real Turkey Tetrazzini. But I’ve seen it around a lot on Pinterest and here’s what I see: turkey, spaghetti noodles, a few veg, creamy sauce.

Looking into it a little further, I realized that there are a whole lot of other things that are traditionally in a turkey tetrazzini that aren’t in this soup: mushrooms (which I left out because I actually really dislike them), wine (who knew!), and other things like almonds and nutmeg. Feel free to add any of those things to this soup if they’re things you’re into!

For me, I’m a plain Jane. I like simple food.

close up image of turkey tetrazzini soup in bowl with spoon lifting some spaghetti noodles

I thought that Turkey Tetrazzini would make a pretty fantastic, rich, creamy, noodley soup — and there’s is nothing I love more than a rich, creamy, noodley soup in this dreadfully cold weather!

It’s perfect for throwing in your Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers — the turkey or the vegetables!

Tips and Tricks for Making this One Pot Turkey Tetrazzini Soup:

  • As I’ve mentioned, feel free to up the veggie content if you prefer. Chopped spinach, mushrooms, finely chopped or shredded carrots would blend easily into this soup and bump up the nutrition factor.
  • You can cut out some of the fat content by substituting turkey bacon, but you will have to add a touch of oil to cook up the onion.
  • Feel free to swap out any shape of pasta for the spaghetti — I love using short pasta for the kiddos because it’s easier for them to scoop up!
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Turkey Tetrazzini Soup

This easy, one pot Turkey Tetrazzini Soup is creamy, hearty and perfect for leftover turkey! It’s winter comfort food at its finest, filled with bacon, peas, pasta, and turkey in a creamy chicken broth. Complete with a step by step recipe video. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine American
Course Soup
Servings 8 servings
Calories 425kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk divided
  • 1 375g box whole wheat spaghetti, broken in thirds
  • 3 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas

Instructions

  • In a large pot (5-6 quarts), fry bacon over medium-high heat until cooked but not totally crisp. Add diced onion and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add flour and stir until absorbed by the bacon fat.
  • To the pot add broth, 2 cups milk, spaghetti, turkey, salt and parsley. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat to medium and cook for 7-8 minutes until spaghetti is al dente.
  • Stir in peas and turn remove soup from heat. Serve.

Notes

The soup will continue to thicken as it cools, so don’t worry if it’s not as thick as you’d like when you’re finished cooking. If it gets too thick, just add a little more milk or broth.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 709mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g

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  1. Mel says

    This looks amazing! I love turkey tetrazzini & Iā€™m sure this is just as good!

    May I please use this recipe and image for a Thanksgiving leftovers recipe roundup?

    Thank you!

  2. Suzanne says

    Quick question…the ingredient list says 5 cups of broth and 2 cups of milk but the directions call for more milk. Could you please clarify? Looking forward to making this!

  3. marcie says

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Ashley! I think this soup is the perfect thing for turkey leftovers, too. I love turkey tetrazzini and never thought to make a soup inspired by it. This looks delicious!

  4. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    This soup looks fantastic! We aren’t fans of mushrooms either so I am glad you left them out! I will be keeping this recipe in mind for thanksgiving leftovers!

  5. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! This is my kind of soup! I always make soup with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, usually a noodle/broth type. And the leftover turkey carcass (yes, I know that does not sound appetizing) makes great stock!

  6. Tori says

    Don’t you just love October and all it’s cozy soups! This looks so creamy and incredible. I love that you can make it as a way to use leftovers, genius!

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I think I’ve only had turkey tetrazzini twice, and I have to say that your soup looks much better than the actual casserole! This is such a great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. And since I could eat soup pretty much every day, this is just perfect!

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