Creamy turkey soup recipe

Creamy Turkey Soup

This creamy turkey soup recipe is a delicious way to use up leftover turkey after a holiday feast. This homemade turkey soup is so simple to throw together, you and your family are going to love it. Want to add a little extra pizazz to the meal? Serve it in a bread bowl.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy turkey soup, turkey leftovers, turkey soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 217kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 2-3 tbsps butter ghee or coconut oil if dairy free
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 2 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 tsps dried thyme
  • 2 tbsps all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream coconut milk if dairy free
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 10 sourdough bread buns or gluten free buns


For the creamy turkey soup

  • In a large stockpot heat the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, celery, and carrots. Saute until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, potatoes, rosemary, and thyme. Stir until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Sprinkle the flour (or arrowroot powder if gluten free) over the vegetables and stir.
  • Add the chicken broth (or leftover turkey stock), leftover turkey breasts, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low for 20-25 minutes.
  • Add cream, heat through, taste and adjust seasonings.

For the bread bowls

  • Slice the top off of the sourdough buns and scoop out the inside. Don't take out too much as you want some support for the soup. I recommend taking out half the bread, then pushing the rest down to form a barrier.
  • Ladle the soup into the bowls. Enjoy!


Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 5 (for soup only).


Serving: 1bowl (no bun) | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 19.5g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 69.6mg | Sodium: 915.4mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 3.3g