Creamy Leftover Turkey Soup with Potatoes and Corn is a rich and hearty chowder that's perfect for using leftovers from Thanksgiving! This easy warming recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and is sure to be a family favorite.
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Creamy Leftover Turkey Soup

Creamy Leftover Turkey Soup with Potatoes and Corn is a rich and hearty chowder that's perfect for using leftovers from Thanksgiving! This easy warming recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and is sure to be a family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Holiday
Servings: 4
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced (yellow, brown, or white)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth (1 liter)
  • 1 lb. potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (480g)
  • 2-3 cups cubed or shredded cooked turkey (250-375g)
  • 2 cups frozen corn (or drained canned corn) (350g)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or half and half) (240ml)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced fresh chives for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat butter together with olive oil over medium heat.
  • When the butter is melted add the chopped onions and cook until translucent but not brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle with flour and stir until mixed through, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour 1 cup chicken broth in and whisk until combined. Then add the remaining broth and the potatoes. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10 - 12 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  • Add cubed turkey, corn, and heavy cream. Cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in dried thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with chives and serve.

Notes

If you prefer a thicker chowder, transfer about half the mixture (before adding corn and turkey in step 6) into a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcal