One Pot Cream Of Turkey Soup

This soup takes me back to my childhood. Put all that leftover turkey to good use with this creamy and delicious recipe.
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Cream of Turkey Soup (full recipe is on: HungryHappens.Net)

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

This soup takes me back to when I worked at my father restaurant/diner. The soups were so satisfying and yummy. We ate a cup with practically every meal. One of my favorites was this Cream of Turkey the chef made right around Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

cream of turkey soup

This recipe is a keeper because it comes together super quick and definitely delivers on that cream of turkey vibe. No more making dry and tasteless leftover turkey sandwiches – this soup is the best way to use up the meat!

cream of turkey soup

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cream of turkey soup

Cream of Turkey Soup

5 from 3 votes
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup butter or olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium large carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups low sodium turkey or chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk or half + half
  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp Italian herb blend
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups leftover turkey, chopped

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt your butter on medium heat and saute the onions, carrots, celery until soften, but not brown. Stir in the garlic for 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle over the flour and mix well to form 'paste'.
  • Gradually add in 2 cups of the broth and the milk, while stirring constantly so the mixture stays thick. Add in the remaining 3 cups broth, orzo, seasonings and turkey pieces. Bring back to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Half cover the pot and allow to cook for another 10 minutes (stirring occasionally), or until the pasta is cooked al dente.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3347IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg
Author: Stella