Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that I found in a magazine. It is from Betty Jean Nichols of Eugene, Oregon. It is a fabulous recipe for leftover turkey and mashed potatoes. Perfect for the days after the holidays, a savory meal on a cold night. The best turkey chowder that I have made!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook chopped bacon in butter over med heat until semi-crisp.
  2. Add onion and stir frequently, until onions are soft and tender.
  3. Stir in milk, turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, cilantro, and pepper.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins, stirring frequently, until soup is slightly thickened.
  5. Add salt and stir.
  6. Serve in bowls while hot.


Most Helpful

SO good and comforting, and a great way to use up my Thanksgiving leftovers! I used about 1/3 pound of chopped bacon, but the rest was all leftovers! Instead of the canned corn, I used our creamy corn from the dinner, (cream cheese, stick of butter and bag of frozen corn) and it blended perfectly. My husband mixed in some of the leftover stuffing too, but I preferred to dip the rolls in my chowder.

Ruby Toozday November 30, 2014

This chowder is DELISH!! I didn't have any bacon, so I added some smoke flavoring, along with garlic salt, powder, and hot sauce (just a tad). Turned out GREAT!! I wanted to use up leftover turkey & mashed potatoes, so it was a great way to do it. Thanks for sharing! :O)

SPrins January 08, 2009

Dh especially liked this. Very filling and satisfying.I skipped the bacon and used a whole can of chopped jalapenos.

sugarpea December 09, 2005

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