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.
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!
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.
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!
Yummy!!! I thought this was sooo good. What a great change from regular recipes using leftover turkey! I used fat-free half and half and it turned out perfect, a great creamy taste but a lot healthier for you.
We loved this chowder! It was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and God Bless.
I like my chowder to be a bit thicker, so I diced and boiled a potato (in salted water) mashed it with some of the milk' and added it to the chowder.
I didn't have celery, so I used a white onion in addition to the green. I also toasted, then smashed open one tablespoon of coriander seeds and let them cook into the soup in my crockpot. Next time I'll use plain ol' cilantro, but I didn't have it on hand. Great soup!
This was an absolutely fabulous use of our Thanksgiving leftovers. I only used white meat, but I am certain it would be fine with dark as well. The flavor is outstanding, it is easy to prepare, and my 6 year old and husband also loved it. My husband liked it so well he has asked several times to make sure that I have saved the recipe. The only change I would make is to use white instead of green onions, and the reason is only because my 4 year old pulls everything green out of her food. We will make this again and share the recipe. Thank you!