Turkey Corn Chowder

To make thicker chowder, blend or process half of the corn until smooth before adding it to the soup. If you want cheesy chowder, add 1/2 cup shredded cheddar with the bacon. For lower fat, omit bacon, and add more salt.

6 fresh medium ears or 3 cups frozen corn, thawed

Turkey Corn Chowder
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Whatever amount of cooked turkey you have, cubed! (2 cups?)
1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper (optional – I usually don’t use this)

1TBSP cooking oil
2 14.5 oz cans chicken broth or fresh chicken/turkey broth
1 cup cubed, peeled potatoes
2 cups milk
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper (I would use more)
2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
2 TBSP snipped fresh parsley (optional)

1. If using fresh corn, use a sharp knife to cut the kernels off the cobs.
2. In a large saucepan cook onion and sweet pepper in hot oil until onion is tender, but not brown.
3. Stir in chicken broth and potato. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Stir in the corn. Cook, uncovered for about 10 minutes more until potato and corn are tender, stirring occasionally.
5. In a small bowl, combine milk, flour salt and pepper; stir into corn mixture. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
6. Add bacon and turkey; cook until heated through. If desired garnish with parsley.


8 Thoughts to “Leftovers? Try This Turkey Corn Chowder”

  1. Janel@Dandelion Dayz

    Oh, that sounds delish. I think I will try that instead tonight. Something different! Thanks for playing along today and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Julie@Cool Mom Guide

    I have all these things and was just wondering what to do with all of it, perfect! THANKS!

  3. Midwest Mommy

    Oh I am going to check this out. We love soup in this house.

  4. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates

    Sounds yummy!

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  6. Nancy

    woah–my leftover turkey is already in the freezer, but I WILL make this for our next soup–yummy and thaniks for sharing!!

  7. Nancy

    woah, my leftover turkey is already in the freezer, but this will be what I use for our next soup night(s)!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Nancy, this would be the perfect thing when you thaw it out!

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