What do I do with all of this leftover turkey? That’s the question a lot of us ask after the the holiday meal is over, and we’re left staring at the  turkey leftovers staring back at us. Well I have the perfect solution for you, Turkey Soup! Not just any run of the meal soup either, I’m talking CREAMY Turkey Soup.

Creamy Turkey Soup

This soup is a must have. My family loves it, and quickly finishes off a pot every time I make it. It’s creamy, satisfying and oh so delicious. It’s like eating a little bit of Thanksgiving in a bowl. Trust me, you wont be hearing any complaints of having leftovers when you serve your family this tasty soup.

Serve with some warm Grain Free Biscuits and you have a complete and delicious meal.

Creamy Turkey Soup

This is the perfect soup to use up some of that leftover turkey from the holidays. Chicken can be substituted if you'd like.


  • 3 cups leftover turkey, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock (Or boil the turkey carcass with herbs and veggies and make turkey stock).
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (white potatoes may be substituted)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 - 4 carrots, sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Bring chicken or turkey broth to a boil in a large pot.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, celery and onion and bring back to a boil. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are almost tender.
  • Add turkey, cream, salt, pepper, thyme, and sage, stir well and return to a boil. Reduce to medium and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl stir together arrowroot powder and water. Add to soup, stirring until soup begins to thicken.
  • As soon as the soup has thickened, which should only take a couple of minutes, remove from heat, taste for seasonings and serve.

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April is a dedicated wife and almost empty-nester mother of five, as well as Mamaw to two adorable grandbabies. She resides in Southern Indiana, along with her husband Joe and their daughter Melissa, and enjoys the quite life on their 3 acre homestead. She enjoys blogging about her adventures in frugal allergy-free cooking, gardening, household tips, and her family.
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5 thoughts on “Creamy Turkey Soup

  1. Sometimes I think one of the best things abut Thanksgiving is the leftovers :) This sounds great! Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays :)


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