Nov 23, 2012

Turkey Pot Pie Soup



Leftover turkey is delicious in turkey pot pie, so I thought why not use it to make turkey pot pie soup?

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't do too much damage to your waistline.

I spent Thanksgiving at my Mom's house, she wouldn't have it any other way. She makes Thanksgiving look effortless, but we all brought some dishes along to contribute. I made a cauliflower gratin which turned out great, I'll be posting that soon.

And what to do with your leftover turkey? A turkey pot pie soup is comforting and a great way to use your leftover turkey. I made my own turkey stock from the turkey bones and some vegetables, but you can use canned, or even chicken broth. I took some extra pie crust I had and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter, then baked them to make little pie crust croutons, completely optional but I loved it.

Some other suggestions for Thanksgiving leftovers, Baked Turkey Croquettes are a great way to use up mashed potatoes and turkey, Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup of course is always a classic, Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties are delicious and simple, and why not at a Latin flair to your leftover turkey and make Skinny Turkey Cuban Sandwiches.

Have a great weekend!


Turkey Pot Pie Soup
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 192 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 18 g • Sugar: 8.5 g

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour 
  • 2 cups turkey stock
  • 4 cups fat free milk
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 8 oz frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 tsp Turkey Better n Boullion (or more to taste)
  • 2 medium (12 oz total) potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 16 oz cooked turkey breast, diced small or shredded

Directions:

Create a slurry by combining 1/2 cup of the cold broth with flour in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended. Set aside.

Pour remaining broth and milk into a large pot and slowly bring to a boil. Add celery, onion, mushrooms, parsley, fresh pepper, frozen vegetables, salt and return to a boil. Partially cover and simmer on low until vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes. Remove lid, add potatoes and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add turkey, and slowly whisk in slurry, stirring well as you add. Cook another 2-3 minutes, until soup thickens, adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Makes about 10 1/3 cups.

47 comments :

  1. looks so so good! im a vegetarian and i was wondering if maybe the soup would still work sans turkey? like a vegetable pot pie soup? thanks gina, looks great!

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    1. My daughter is a vegetarian so i took her portion out before adding in turkey pieces and she loved it.

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    2. Don't forget to wait to add the better than bullion too.

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  2. This looks delicious! What grocery store carries that brand of bouillon? Thanks!

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  3. Got a ton of turkey to turn into 'something else' think I'll start here :-)

    Monica
    http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com/

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  4. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to make it.

    Yesterday was the first time that I prepared Thanksgiving dinner all by myself just for my family, and I used all your recipes. Oh my gosh, everything was wonderful. The brined turkey was amazing. My husband said it was easily the best turkey he has ever had. I also made your garlic rosemary biscuits, fennel quinoa and skinny pumpkin pie. Thanks so much for all your great recipes. Since finding your website, my cooking has been so healthy and so delicious!

    Happy Holidays!

    Angie

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  5. What a wonderful way to use up leftovers! We actually don't have much leftovers but I'm definitely saving this for Christmas time!

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  6. I'm seriously considering making this since I stuck my turkey carcass in the crockpot during dinner clean-up so now I have to use THAT up too! :)

    By the way, in the first sentence of this post you said "Leftover turkey is delicious in turkey pot pie, so I thought why use it to make turkey pot pie soup!" and I believe you meant "...why NOT use it..." I don't mean to harass you about it! :)

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  7. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was amazing! Very satisfying and filling! I will definitely be making this again. I also had enough to freeze servings and refrigerate servings, which makes life easier on busy late work nights. Thank you for an amazing blog!

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  8. I am sorry I do not have any leftover, I only made a turkey breast... may have to buy turkey so I can make this. I made your pumpkin pie... delish

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  9. pie crust leaf shaped croutons...as dana Carvey used to say on SNL "isn't that special"

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  10. Looks fabulous! I'm actually making my turkey today! I can't wait for leftovers!!

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  11. Where are the pie crust croutons and how many points are they

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  12. I was trying to figure out what to do with the leftover turkey I had in my fridge. My hubby and I both had a second Thanksgiving dinner yesterday with everything and we still have TONS left. I am totally making this tonight!! I've also got A TON of your skinny mashed potatoes left too so I'm gonna make the mashed potato patties to go with it! YUM!

    I don't have any of the bouillon. What could I substitute or could I just leave it out?

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    1. You could use chicken bouillon instead.

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  13. Looks delicious, light and totally cozy!

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  14. This looks so nice. Thinking to add some cheese and serve with French bread, it would be a simple but satisfy meal. :)

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  15. I am making a pot now! I made a thanksgiving dinner casserole this morning with layers of stuffing, squash, green beans, turkey, gravy and mashed sweet potatoes too. I think all my leftovers have no been turned into something new for the weekend now!

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  16. Gina-- could you do this soup in a crockpot?

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    1. I guess you could, although I never have.

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  17. This look so tasty , thanks again for sharing all your recipes and photos :)
    Misty (Belgium)

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  18. Made it tonight--Amazing!! :0) Used a little fat free half and half to make it a bit richer tasting--but delish!!

    Micca
    Springfield, IL

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    1. FINALLY, someone who actually made this. Thanks for your review.

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    2. Isn't that completely annoying? A bunch of 'reviews' by people who haven't even made it. I've never seen that before in my whole life!

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  19. Just made this and we loved it. My husband ate it with pita bread that I had made on thanksgiving because he needed something bread-y to go with it.

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  20. I just made this and it was IN-CREDIBLE! Thank you for your wonderful recipes, I love your website!

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  21. just made this! so good!! I love your blog and recipes, they are quickly becoming my go-tos!

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  22. Made this tonight and the kids really enjoyed it. I didn't see in the directions when to add the additional bullion...

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  23. We had this for dinner tonight. Outstanding! My husband and kids loved it, which is saying quite a bit! It will get added to my collection. Thanks for the great use of our leftover turkey.

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  24. I used this recipe but substituted cauliflower instead of potatoes. It reduced the points even further and tasted delicious! Even my picky eater son loved it. This is a keeper for leftover turkey or chicken!

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  25. I made this yesterday and blended it before I added the turkey. Fooled my picky eaters who refuse most veggies! Then I added a bit of leftover corn with the turkey and a package of gnocchi. They all loved it! Thank you so much!

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  26. Just wanted to say that I put this into my WW Recipe Builder (with 1% milk instead of fat free) and it came up with 5 points/serving. I see that you say it is 7. I'm not sure why there's a difference. Anyway, just letting you know! :)

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  27. I am eating a bowl of this delicious soup right now! I made this after Thanksgiving with leftover turkey and froze the leftovers! My husband said this might be his new favorite soup (I make soup at least once/week in the fall & winter)! The soup also reheated beautifully!! Thanks for such a great recipe!

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  28. When do you put in the boullion?? I made it last night - very yummy, so maybe I guessed right.

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  29. I made this with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. This is now a new family favorite. My husband and my girls raved about it big time.

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  30. I made this tonight and we LOVED it!

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  31. Gina - Did you post the cauliflower gratin recipe? I have a cauliflower in my fridge that needs to be used an would love to try it.

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  32. Gina - this looks so delish! I have all the ingredients and can't wait to try it. Do you think that using soy milk would ruin the taste of the soup? I'm dairy free so I would love your opinion!

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  33. Gina - this looks so delish! I have all the ingredients and can't wait to try it. Do you think that using soy milk would ruin the taste of the soup? I'm dairy free so I would love your opinion!

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  34. This was pretty good. I made the recipe exactly as written and it only made 6.5 cups. Any idea why this would happen?

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    1. Maybe it simmered too much and reduced?

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  35. I thought about that, but could it have really reduced by almost 4 whole cups just from simmering? I'll turn the heat down next time and try it and see.

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  36. Made this last night and substituted more peas and carrots for the mushrooms. Didn't see where to add the bouillon and so I just left it out. Hubs said it was super yummy and I agree!

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  37. What type of gluten free flour would you suggest?

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