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.
- 1 cup finely chopped green onion
- 1 cup finely chopped carrot
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 cups turkey broth or 2 cups chicken bouillon
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 2 cups diced cooked turkey (canned turkey works just as well, I use about four of those "tunafish" sized cans)
- Saute onions, carrots, celery in butter until soft but not brown.
- Blend in flour.
- Gradually stir in broth, then half& half.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
- Stir in salt, pepper, cayenne, and turkey.
- Stir a few minutes until turkey is heated through.
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!
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!
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.