This is a really delicious and easy homemade cream of turkey soup, that is perfect for using up those turkey leftovers. This soup is actually so tasty, that you might even want to cook up a turkey just for this purpose! You can also make this recipe ahead of time and freeze it, for a quick and easy meal!
So this recipe is a little late… It would have been much better posted before your Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey dinners, but late is better than never, right?!
Maybe you were extra savvy and froze your leftover turkey for an awesome recipe, such as this? Or maybe you’ll just want to save this one for next time!
What you’ll need:
- 1.5 Cups of Turkey, chopped or shredded
- 5-6 Potatoes, peeled and chunked
- 3 Celery Stalks, finely diced
- 3/4 Cup of Carrots, grated or sliced
- 3/4 Cup of Peas
- 1 Onion, diced
- 4 Cups of Chicken Stock
- 2 Cups of Cream
- 1/4 Cup of Butter or Margarine
- 1 Tsp of Salt
- 1 Tsp of Onion Powder
- 1/2 Tsp of Garlic Powder
- 8 Oz. of Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup of Cheddar Cheese, grated
- 1.4 Cup of Flour
(This may sound like a lot of ingredients, but putting them all together is really simple, and totally delicious!)
What You’ll Need To Do:
Step One: Start out by boiling your potatoes. While this is happening, you can work on prepping the rest of your ingredients… (The slicing, dicing and chopping!)
Step Two: Once your potatoes are soft, drain off the water. Next add in your butter or margarine, and mash your potatoes, while adding in some of your cream to help along with the process. You want to mash your potatoes until they are as smooth as you can get them.
Step Three: Add in your chicken stock and heat until boiling. Once boiling, carefully add in all of your vegetables and spices. Let your soup simmer on low, for about 10-15 minutes.
Step Four: Now add in your cream, and turkey.
Step Five: For this step, we’ll add in the flour. However, I always have trouble with lumps when I sift flour into my recipes… To help overcome this, I scoop out about 1 to 2 cups of the mixture into a separate bowl, and then very slowly sift the flour into bowl, while stirring like crazy at the same time! Once I have the flour evenly blended into the mixture in the bowl, without any lumps, I then add it to my pot of soup.
Step Six: Stir in your cheddar cheese.
Step Seven: The vert last thing that I add to my soup is the cream cheese. I slice it up, so it melts faster. (FYI: The secret to a really good soup, full of flavor, is a block of cream cheese! But, shh!)
Step Eight: Let your soup simmer on low for at least another 15 minutes, then serve and enjoy!
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