After the holidays, and the usual turkey dinner, this is the soup that everyone is waiting for! I usually put the vegetables into a crockpot after they are softened and then add the turkey, stock and milk (though I still wait for the last 10 minutes of cooking before adding the corn and cheese). *This year I added the leftover from our Thanksgiving dinner to the soup: stuffing, mashed potatoes and scalloped corn (substituting these for the diced potatoes and creamed corn) and it was great! Plus it helped clear out the fridge!
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, diced
- 1 cup potato, diced
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 2 cups cooked turkey, diced
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 2 cups chicken stock (or turkey)
- 4 cups nonfat milk
- 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese
- 1 (14 ounce) can cream-style corn
- Saute vegetables in a Dutch oven over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until just softened, then add the turkey.
- Sprinkle flour and seasonings over the vegetable/turkey mixture. Blend in stock and milk, stirring until it reaches the boiling point. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add cheese and corn. Cover and cook at least 10 minutes to blend flavors.
Absolutely delicious! Did not change a thing the first time and the creamed corn was a little too sweet for our taste. Second time I made it with plain niblets. Better flavour for us but the corn tended to sink to the bottom. When I make it next time (and this is a keeper for us!) I'll mash the corn first. I made it stove top and transferred it to my slow cooker to tote to a family gathering. It was a big hit. I have also frozen and re-heated it in portions with success. Well done, Likkel!
Terrific! Just the thing to make when you have leftover turkey and veggies from a veggie tray after the holidays. I made this exactly as written, but my cheese wasn't lowfat (I did cut back on a little butter to make up for it though). Everyone loved this and I'll make this every year after Turkey Day. Thanx!
Delish!! I love that it was a lower fat chowder - no creams. I left out the cheese (b/c i forgot it honestly). The corn tasted great. B/c i love spicy food, i topped it with cayenne and then proceeded to eat it all myself in the next 3 days! Great way to use leftovers!