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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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Roosie January 27, 2004

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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KeyWee November 27, 2010

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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Denise! December 01, 2009

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!

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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!

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Chalko April 13, 2009

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.

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AmandaAOates April 14, 2004

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.

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2TSMOM October 09, 2010

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.

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Thomas Earnest February 12, 2014

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!

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anniejt12_7178319 December 06, 2013

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!

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Eponinelove December 09, 2012
Turkey Chowder