My husband smoked a turkey this last weekend to try it out as an option for Thanksgiving. It was so good! He loves to smoke meat and we love to eat it!
So I had this huge turkey to do something with. I didn’t really want to do a regular Thanksgiving type of turkey dinner. Too close to Thanksgiving for that. But I did want something comforting and homey!
SOUP! Yep, that would do! And this soup is so yummy! It tastes so much like a chowder but not as thick. You can make it thicker by adding in a little xanthan gum but honestly this is perfect as is!
And it really isn’t hard to make but the taste is outstanding! Definitely a winner, as my husband said!
The smoke flavor of the turkey really makes it yummy! If you don’t have the option of smoking a turkey, you usually can find them at a local bbq joint. Or just use regular roasted turkey. It will still be amazing!
Now for my Trim Healthy Mama friends this is an S, low carb and even gluten free.
You can load this up with more veggies or keep it simple like I did.
Creamy Turkey Soup (S)
- Yield: 6 1x
This soup is really close to a chowder. You can make it a chowder by thickening it up a bit more.
- 2–3 cups of smoked/cooked chopped turkey
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup of onion chopped
- 2 large yellow squashes chopped
- 6 cups of chicken broth
- 1 – 8oz package of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of heavy whip
- a handful of fresh cilantro washed and chopped
- 2 tsp of garlic powder
- 2 tsp of poultry seasoning
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Melt butter in a medium soup pot.
- Cook chopped onion and squash in the pot till tender.
- Add spices.
- Add in the cream cheese and mix well until melted.
- Slowly pour in the chicken broth and heat back to boiling.
- Turn down heat.
- Add heavy whip and chopped turkey.
- Stir and heat back again till simmering.
- Allow to simmer for 15 minutes on medium low.
- Add in the cilantro.
Patsy Myers says
Is heavy whip whipping cream?
It’s the thick cream that makes whipped cream. 🙂
Jeri Kost says
Yellow squash? Is that summer squash like zucchini or butternut?
A little late but yes the yellow summer squash.
Soooooo good! Yummy!
Hi Sarah I made this at it was delicious. I used the turkey stalk that I used to bake the turkey. How many carbs do u say for every cup this has?Thank you for sharing
I’m not 100% sure but it’s pretty low. Not much carby in this soup.
I’ve never cooked squash. Do I cube it, slice it shred it? IDK
Hi Sarah, do you have an easy 1 page print? Every time I hit print it shows me 2-3 large pic’s with the recipe last on the page. I don’t want to waste my paper, I NEED a 1 page print 🙂 Any suggestions?
There is a glitch with my printing app… trying to figure out what the issue is. Thank you!
What is the approx number of cups for the squash? They vary in size so much!
I have leftover spaghetti squash approx. 2cups but wonder if it is enough. Thank you, looking yummy, especially adding the cream cheese!
I’d say approx. 4 cups.
I made this today. It will be a go to recipe when I cook my turkey bones. Delicious! Will DEFINITELY make again. Thank you!
I really enjoyed this. Used butternut squash and added in about a half a cup of left iver turkey gravy from Thanksgiving. Definitely a great recipe for left iver smoked turkey.
So very Yummy!! My family loved it! I will make it again and again and again….. Thank You!
Does this freeze well? I have tons of turkey to use up in next few days!?!?
Hmmm… I’ve not tried it but I cannot imagine why it wouldn’t freeze well!