Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leftover Turkey Chowder

I hope you have some leftovers...because this is by far
the tastiest CHOWDA. Making dumplings out of all
the stuffing was incredible. Enjoy!

Leftover Turkey Chowder

3 cups stuffing
1 1/2 cups of corn
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons chives, chopped
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 lb. bacon cut into cubes
2 tablespoons butter
2 onions, diced
3 celery ribs, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
4 teaspoons flour
3 cups turkey or chicken stock
1/2 pound fingerling potatoes, cut into rounds
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups turkey, diced
salt and pepper

1) Heat oven to 350*. In a bowl crumble stuffing and add
1/2 cup of corn, 1 tablespoon each of parsley and chives,
gently combine the egg. Dollop tablespoons size stuffing
mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 15 min
or until golden.
2) Saute the bacon in a medium stockpot and cook until
crisp. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
Add butter to remaining bacon fat. Then add onions, celery
garlic and bay leaf to the pan. Saute until soft but not brown.
Add the flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly stir in stock.
3) Add potatoes and simmer until they are cooked through.
About 10 min. Remove bay leaf. Stir in half & half. Simmer
until slightly thickened. Add turkey, remaining corn, herbs
and reserved bacon to the chowder. Simmer until heated
through. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with crispy
stuffing dumplings.


  1. this is such a great leftover idea! i hope you had a lovely thanksgiving!

  2. My hubby would be in heaven. HE LOVES soup! :)

  3. That looks so yummy! I ate all my leftovers already! Four helpings to be exact!! :) Might have to roast another turkey or get some chicken to try with this!!

  4. girl that looks so good!! i want it. this minute (:

  5. This sounds so amazing Val! I don't have a lot of leftovers anymore (we are piggies around here) but I will totally get the ingredients to make it from scratch! Thanks so much!

  6. OMG can I skip the chowder and just eat those stuffing dumplings? YUM!

  7. Well this is pretty! Love how creamy it looks - SMART leftover recipe!

  8. Toooooo Good!
    Have no turkey leftovers now (as our Thanksgiving was in October)...but CHRISTMAS Turkey is happening soon:)
    Thanks for the recipe....will be trying this too:)
    Have a wonderful new week!!

  9. I have so much turkey left over. this chowder would pair perfectly with the coldy weather. so glad i found your blog.

  10. hello yummy deliciousness!! i would love a bowl right now~

  11. yummy! nice idea for leftovers :) hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

  12. wow! that looks like the perfect way to use leftovers... hope u had a great thanksgiving!

  13. I wish I would have seen your post before all of the left-over turkey was used! Saving this for next year! What a great idea.

  14. Val, this sounds amazing. Unfortunately, my mom's sausage stuffing goes fast. I'll have to make some plain stuffing dumplings. YUM

  15. ummm...your a guinness! mouthwatering ; )

  16. This looks *fantastic*!!! (you have to imagine that 'fantastic' is in high, sing-y tone) ;)
    Hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving!

  17. I LOVE this idea - I'm so mad I've already passed the Thanksgiving leftovers deadline! Maybe we'll have something similar for Christmas...


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