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Creamy Turkey Chowder Recipe

This turkey chowder recipe with corn and bacon is the best recipe for turning those Thanksgiving leftovers into a delicious creamy soup!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, chowder, corn, creamy, dinner, easy dinner recipes, leftover, quick, soup, turkey
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 414kcal


  • 2-4 slices thick bacon strips cut into small pieces
  • 3-4 cups leftover turkey shredded
  • 5 small potatoes chopped
  • 3 large carrots chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped small
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp thyme powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 12 oz frozen corn
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsps flour


  • Cut the bacon into small strips and saute it in a deep pan on medium high heat. Render the fat for about 5 mins.
  • Add the onions and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the turkey, potatoes, carrots, thyme, salt and pepper and stir it well. Add the chicken broth, stir and cover. Cook for 10-15 mins or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the pan lid and add the heavy cream and cheese. Stir well. Let it simmer for 5 mins.
  • Take a couple tablespoons of liquid from the soup and put it into a small ramekin. Mix the flour into this liquid with a fork or whisk and mix it well into a paste making sure there are no lumps. Return this paste into the soup. Mix it well.
  • Cook for 5-10 mins and taste for salt and pepper. Add more if needed.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Sodium: 404mg | Calcium: 106mg | Vitamin C: 32mg | Vitamin A: 4350IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 1028mg | Cholesterol: 82mg | Calories: 414kcal | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 19g | Carbohydrates: 43g | Iron: 2mg