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.

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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