This hearty and delicious Crock Pot Turkey Chowder is so easy to make and is the perfect recipe to use your leftover holiday turkey in!
Warm, creamy, and satisfying Crock Pot Turkey Chowder is the perfect recipe for a chilly day. A few simple ingredients, a few hours in the slow cooker, and some leftover holiday turkey is all you need to make this delicious meal.
THE BEST ENCORE TO TURKEY DINNER!
Every year I cook a huge turkey and end up with mounds of leftovers! This turkey corn chowder crock pot recipe is the perfect way to repurpose your leftovers and create a new masterpiece!
OTHER RECIPES TO SERVE WITH TURKEY CORN CHOWDER
- Sweet Honey Cornbread – This sweet cornbread is the perfect partner to this crock pot turkey corn chowder.
- Bread Bowl – Bread bowls were meant to be enjoyed with a warm soup inside and this chunky chowder fits the bill!
Chowder Base: For this chowder, you will need butter, chicken broth, and heavy whipping cream. You’ll also need cornstarch to thicken it and pepper to season it to taste.
Protein: This recipe is perfect for making sure your leftover holiday turkey gets put to good use!
Vegetables: It’s not chowder without lots of corn and potatoes! I also add minced onions for flavor.
Toppings: You can top this chowder with any combination of crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions.
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT TURKEY CHOWDER
STEP ONE: Start by placing the butter on the bottom of the slow cooker. Next, add the peeled and cubed potatoes, chicken broth, corn, minced onion, and pepper. Cover the chowder and cook it on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
STEP TWO: About 30 minutes before the cooking time is up, mix the cornstarch with some cold water. Next, pour the heavy whipping cream into the crock pot and stir in the cornstarch slurry. Then add in the shredded leftover turkey and stir everything together.
STEP THREE: Cover the slow cooker and let it continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes. When finished, scoop some chowder into a bowl and top with shredded cheddar, bacon, and green onions!
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- This Crock Pot Turkey Chowder will keep in the fridge for about 3 days, but you can always freeze the leftovers too!
- If you are reheating this soup from frozen, be sure to stir it frequently for the best result.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH TURKEY CORN CHOWDER?
This turkey corn chowder is a whole meal all by itself. Nothing beats a hot bowl of chowder and a fresh dinner roll on a chilly day. You can also serve it in a bread bowl!
CAN TURKEY CHOWDER BE FROZEN?
You can absolutely freeze leftover crock pot turkey corn chowder! To freeze it, place the soup in an airtight hard container or freezer zipper bag. Be sure to leave a little bit of room for the chowder to expand in the freezer.
When you’re ready to reheat the turkey chowder you can do so on the stove straight from frozen. You can also place the chowder in a microwave-safe container and microwave it for a couple of minutes. This will help to defrost and turn the frozen chowder into a slush before placing it on the stovetop. Be sure to stir the chowder frequently as you reheat it to combat any separation.
OTHER HEARTY SOUPS AND STEWS
- Skinny Cream of Chicken Soup
- Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Bacon and Corn Chowder
- Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Beef Noodle Soup
- Cheddar cheese shredded
- Bacon cooked & crumbled
- Green onions thinly sliced
- Add the butter, potatoes, corn, chicken broth, minced onion, and pepper to a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
- When there are 30 minutes left in the cooking time, mix together the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to make a slurry.
- Pour the heavy cream and slurry into the crock pot and stir. Add the shredded turkey and stir once more.
- Recover the slow cooker and cook for the remaining 30 minutes until everything is heated through.
- Serve warm topped with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled, bacon, and sliced green onions is desired.