Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I tried this chowder after an ice skating party, and when I went back for more it was long gone. It is rich and creamy and absolutely melts in your mouth. It is expected and devoured at every family gathering I have, there is never any left over, and always people asking for more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions, carrots, celery in butter until soft but not brown.
  2. Blend in flour.
  3. Gradually stir in broth, then half& half.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, cayenne, and turkey.
  6. Stir a few minutes until turkey is heated through.
  7. Devour!
Most Helpful

This rates an "Excellent" in my recipe file. The simplicity is what makes the flavor so delicious. I always try a recipe the way it is written first then, if needed, add to it when I make it again. In this case, it's great just the way it is. Definitely a keeper. Thanks Barefootcountrygirl!

Ptangeles November 29, 2009

Yummy! It kind of tasted like turkey pot pie without the bread. I didn't add the celery and added peas in the last few minutes of cook time instead. I think I will try this again as a pot pie base, and throw a pie crust on top and bake it. Delicious!

Chalko April 13, 2009

I improvised a bit with this- adding chopped red bell pepper, corn, a small finely chopped potato, and some other spices (primarily thyme and curry). I also used 2% milk in lieu of half-and-half, which worked just fine and added the couple Tbs of gravy that we had left over from cooking the turkey. Oh- I also used between 1 and 1.5 cups of turkey instead of two (all I had) and it was plenty, especially with the additional veggies I added. The thing I like about chowders and soups in general is that you can fiddle a lot with the recipe with excellent results. Anyhow, this is a great basic recipe and a terrific and a little non-traditional way to use up leftover turkey! Thanks for posting.

Roosie January 27, 2004