Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cheesy Turkey Chowder

We had Thanksgiving a little early this year... :) My mother-in-law cooked up a delicious turkey for Sunday dinner this last week, and I think it is just a CRYING SHAME to throw out all the drippings. Sure they are loaded with fat... ok, they are fat, :) but they are also loaded with amazing flavor that you just can't coax out of a bullion cube, no matter how hard you try. SOOOoo... I set to work on some delicious soup that only took about 30 minutes to make. It was easy and completely flavorful. This was a fabulous way to use up those turkey left-overs! I had some left-over rice and mashed potatoes and a bit of gravy that I threw in and why not add stuffing too? :) I know I'm a bit out of season with this one, but I hope you'll remember this one when Turkey Day rolls around- I know I will.

Cheesy Turkey Chowder (found here from CDKitchen)

4 cups turkey or chicken broth
1 1/2 cup diced potatoes
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced onions
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 tablespoon soy sauce
8 ounces processed cheese spread, cubed (Why would you go to all this trouble to make delicious soup, and ruin it with fake cheese... do me a favor and throw in some REAL cheddar or something worthy of it's surrounding ingredients! Just throwing my opinion out there, for what it's worth. :)
2 cups chopped cooked turkey


Combine the broth and the vegetables in a large sauce pan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over low heat. Add the flour, stirring until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Gradually stir in the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Gradually stir in the vegetable mixture, soy sauce, cheese and turkey. Cook until the cheese melts and the soup is thoroughly heated.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Cheesy Turkey Chowder serves/makes 2.5 qt.


Mary said...

This sounds like an amazing soup. I love that you can make it in such a short time. Turkey is always so flavorful that its a hard soup to beat. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

jess and seth said...

I like putting the cheese in it. That makes it more unique than the typical after-Thanksgiving soups.