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    Turkey Chowder

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    1 hr 20 mins

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    barefootcountrygirl's Note:

    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.

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    Directions:

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2004

      55

      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.

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    • on November 27, 2010

      55

      I've had this recipe in my "to try" cookbook for SEVEN years. Finally made it last night with leftover t-day turkey and it was great. Since I suspected we'd like it just from reading the recipe, I made a double batch and am glad I did. Only changes I made were to use chopped yellow onion (didn't have any green) and added a teaspoon of garlic salt because I thought it needed more flavor (but I have a blown sinus gasket that affects my taste buds so keep that in mind:). This is definitely a keeper for us!! Thanks BFCG, wherever you are!

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    • on December 01, 2009

      45

      Excellent chowder. I followed the base recipe and added finely diced potato and a big splash of white wine. I added a bit more white pepper and a dash of thyme. I used half 1% milk and finished with the half & half. I think next time I will add some green or red pepper. Pretty color, great recipe for using up that gallon of turkey broth from T'giving. Thanks for the recipe, will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Turkey Chowder

    Serving Size: 1 (118 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 215.9
     
    Calories from Fat 131
    60%
    Total Fat 14.5 g
    22%
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    42%
    Cholesterol 64.2 mg
    21%
    Sodium 195.8 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 12.9 g
    25%

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    turkey broth

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