Quick and Easy Pork Noodle Soup (Video Recipe)

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January 13, 2023
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Got leftover pork tenderloin, roast, or ribs? This easy Pork Noodle Soup recipe is the very best way to turn last night’s dinner into your new favorite comfort food!

Leftover Pork for this Easy Pork Noodle Soup

What’s the deal with chicken noodle soup? Why is it the quintessential healing food, and why chicken? I can’t deny that a warm bowl of soup can nourish you inside and out, but move over chicken because pork wants a turn!

Got leftover pork tenderloin, roast, or ribs? This Pork Noodle Soup recipe is the very best way to turn last night's dinner into your new favorite comfort food!

In this very simple recipe, tender bites of marinated fresh pork tenderloin make for a noodle soup that is every bit as good for nursing a cold or warming a belly as its traditional poultry counterpart.

I used leftover pork from last week’s Pork Sheet Pan Dinner. Did you catch that one? It’s so good too. You can’t really go wrong with marinated fresh pork! It’s perfectly seasoned and melt-in-your-mouth tender every single time.

 Pork Noodle Soup recipe

This easy soup recipe features pork, celery, carrots, and noodles dancing in a slightly creamy broth. If you prefer a clear broth, you can just leave out the half and half and replace it with a little more broth or water. I grew up eating noodle soups with a clear broth base, but I do enjoy a little body in my soups. I hope you will make it whichever way you like it best!

Tips on How to Make Pork Noodle Soup

I used gluten-free rotini noodles because my stomach and wheat aren’t friends, but you can use whatever kind of pasta you like! Egg noodles are a classic, or you could use short pieces of broken spaghetti to be reminiscent of canned chicken noodle soup. It doesn’t matter which noodles you choose because you’ll just cook them for the amount of time listed on the package to be sure they are perfectly cooked.

Pork Noodle Soup recipe

If you want to make a big pot of soup, you could use an entire marinated fresh pork tenderloin instead of just a few pieces of leftover meat. I think the Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie or Original flavors would work best.

This pork noodle soup was a major success at my house because even my kids liked it. Those kids don’t like a lot of foods, so that was a slam dunk. I know your whole family will enjoy this recipe too! I also cook Asian noodle soup using a different recipe.

Pork Noodle Soup Recipe

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Quick and Easy Pork Noodle Soup Recipe

Pork Noodle Soup

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Got leftover pork tenderloin, roast, or ribs? This Pork Noodle Soup recipe is the very best way to turn last night’s dinner into your new favorite comfort food!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

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Instructions

  1. In a medium stock pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add carrot, celery, onion, sage, and thyme. Saute in butter for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are starting to get tender.
  2. Pour in broth and water, and bring to a boil. Add uncooked pasta and pork. Lightly boil, stirring occasionally, for the amount of time directed on the pasta package.
  3. Stir in half and half, and return to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve!

Notes

This recipe is written to serve two because I started with leftovers. To make a large amount, you can use a whole pork tenderloin and double or triple the rest of the ingredients.

You can substitute the sage and thyme with 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning if desired.

Wait until the end to adjust the salt and pepper to your liking because the broth and pork will add saltiness to the soup.

  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dinner, Pasta and Noodles, Red Meat, Soups
  • Cuisine: American

 Thanks again for cooking our pork noodle soup recipe!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

22 comments

Laureen
6 months ago

Soup is delicious. I added some spinach . Was Yummy

Polly
6 months ago

I was looking for something different to do with some leftover garlic/lemon pork tenderloin from last night\’s dinner and this was absolutely perfect! I followed the recipe (almost) exactly with one caveat: I added a couple of teaspoons of Better Than Bouillion Roasted Garlic as an addition to the mix. O.M.Gee!! This was absolutely delicious and a keeper! Will definitely be making this again.

Kim p.
8 months ago

Making now! Hope it turns out, I used poultry spice. Can’t wait!!!

Christine Quigley
8 months ago

This was absolutely delicious! My picky husband ate it with relish! I used egg noodles for the pasta and some poultry seasoning for the sage. Lovely!! A keeper!

Caitlin
4 years ago

Really glad I found this recipe! Thanks for sharing it. I used leftover pork chops instead of tenderloin. I also added 2 cloves freshly minced garlic, and a tablespoon more onion than it called for. I briefly sauteed the garlic and onion in the oil first, before I added the rest of the veggies. I ended up putting more broth & water just because I like a broth-ier soup… because of this I used more sage and a tablespoon or two more butter. I didn’t use half & half, but I’m sure it would have been good. I’m looking forward to when I have leftover pork chops again so I can make this.

M E R
4 years ago

my apologies … very last ingredient! sank to the bottom of the pot. i’ll try the soup today!

M E R
4 years ago

recipe looks awesome and what attracted me was the slight creaminess you mentioned by using half and half. but lo and behold, i do not see any reference to the half and half in the recipe ingredients. looks like half a recipe might be missing, and sadly i will pass on what could have been wonderful.

Alfred Bronner
4 years ago

Made this tonight, subbed in fresh mozzarella for the half and half. Came out delicious, thank you!

Doris Kuehl
5 years ago

Gonna cube a large pork boneless rib; brown it than continue with your recipe. Hoping this will be ok.

David
7 years ago

Next week I shall begin testing all of these delicious sounding and looking PORK recipes. Love pork, even with bacon priced for the upper 1%.

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
8 years ago

This looks like the perfect comfort soup, deeelicious!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you so much, Kimberly!!

Melanie | Melanie Makes
8 years ago

Love the transformation from last night’s dinner into today’s delicious soup!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Melanie <3

Michelle
8 years ago

Perfect for a chilly fall day…I’m in. Can’t wait to try it! We love our soups here!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Michelle! I’m glad you like it :)

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
8 years ago

Mmm, this sounds so delicious! Perfect for a chilly day!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I appreciate it, Anna!

Erin @ The Speckled Palate
8 years ago

YUM! What a delicious twist on the classic. This is definitely something I’d like to curl up with this weekend, when we’re *finally* supposed to have a cold snap!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I hope it cools down for you for the holidays, Erin! It’s hard for me to feel in the holiday spirit if it’s hot.

Erin @ Texanerin Baking
8 years ago

This must be so tasty with marinated pork! And tenderloin at that! Yum. I’d much rather have this than a chicken version.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Erin! :)

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