You’ve gotta’ try this leftover turkey pot pie soup! Whether you have leftover turkey or chicken in the house it is creamy comfort food everyone will love. If you wanted to try our Instant Pot chicken pot pie soup recipe but would rather use the stove instead, this is for you.
I have the perfect meal for all of you this season. It has YUM written all over it, we call it turkey pot pie soup!! You can easily use chicken too, that’s what I love about this easy meal. Special thanks goes out to Farberware for sponsoring this post. (affiliate links present)
Leftover Turkey Soup
Let’s start with the fact that I hate wasting food. I love having a few leftover turkey recipes on hand to use up my meat. This one is actually great with chicken too throughout the year so keep it in mind in those times too.
With a bag of frozen vegetables, leftover chicken or moist turkey, potato and onion, I can throw this pot pie soup together in no time at all. You can use just a little off your day old turkey wings or an entire breast diced up to make it extra hearty.
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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup
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Now you could add chicken to this or diced up pieces of crispy roast duck if that is what you have on hand. Here are the basic steps:
- Bring to boil all your ingredients EXCEPT for your heavy cream and cornstarch mixture.
- That means add onion, frozen mixed vegetables, potatoes, everything.
- Stirring occasionally it should be on a low rolling boil. If more than that, reduce heat.
- Once veggies and potatoes are tender add in your cream and if you want to thicken whisk cornstarch and a bit of water. It doesn’t take much as it will continue to thicken as it cools too.
The whole process of bringing to a boil and getting tender should take about 20 minutes, 30 minutes including time to bake your biscuits. Yes you can make homemade rolls too but typically I just buy already made refrigerated flaky Pillsbury style.
Turkey Pot Pie Soup
I used the largest of the 3 you see here. I wanted room to stir and allow it to bubble to perfection. Like I said there aren’t a ton of ingredients in this turkey soup. It’s a great leftovers recipe so you don’t waste a bite of your turkey meat.
- Large Neat Nest large pot
- Diced turkey or chicken – leftover turkey breast or turkey crown is great, or rotisserie chicken
- Frozen mixed vegetables – choose any variety you like
- Onion and celery is good
- Rosemary – I like using a fresh sprig
- Chicken broth
- Heavy cream
- Bay leaf is optional
Baking sheet for biscuits if you want to make them into small bowls, or just on the side.
Soup Recipe with Leftover Turkey
Go ahead and throw it all in…except for the heavy cream. We will add that closer to the end. If you’re making chicken pot pie soup with biscuits the recipe will remain the same. Just use what you wish. This works great with diced rotisserie chicken too.
- My suggestion is to add just a pinch of salt and pepper at the beginning. Then season when it is done to get the best flavor for each person. I tend to under-season so everyone can adjust to their liking.
I like this recipe a lot more than a traditional pot pie because of how easy it is. Without the need for any pie dough or making a homemade pie crust, it eliminates those tedious steps.
I suppose if that was your method of choice you could use this as the filling. I just love the insides so much I could skip the crust entirely and there’s no loss for me.
Turkey Pot Pie Soup
At the same time this is added I take a moment to throw some flaky biscuits into the oven. These will give this meal a pot pie feeling. You can either:
- Serve biscuits on the side
- Cut them in half and dunk them into the sides of each soup bowl so they soak up the goodness when served
Again, I allow everyone to choose which one they desire. Some love the soaking up and others prefer their foods to be served separate (i.e. my husband). When you have a family of 5 it’s easier to let everyone do as they wish so you can have a cumbaya moment at the table. 😉
Pot Pie Soup Recipe
You could make this recipe while camping too using a large dutch oven. I would eliminate the bread all together, or just bring them already made. When in an RV or tent it is all about easy. BUT if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving out there you’ll want to use up all that meat for sure.
If you’ve tried Trader Joes turkey pot pie soup, this tastes very similar. I’d give it a whirl when it’s chilly outside and let us know what you think!
- Want to use beef next time? Try our pressure cooker beef pot pie soup too!
- Have more meat?
- Make this leftover turkey pot pie recipe for future meals.
Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe
Or throw it into our simple chicken pot pie recipe and enjoy that as well. Nutritional information and calories in turkey pot pie soup are below. They’re calculated by the recipe card so I am unsure of just how accurate they are but just enjoy and ignore them. 😉
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Turkey Pot Pie Soup
- 1 pot
- Add all ingredients EXCEPT heavy cream and cornstarch/water mixture into your large pot on medium heat over your stovetop. Bring to a low rolling boil
- Stir intermittently allowing the potatoes and frozen vegetables to soften and become as tender as you want them to be. Remove sprigs of rosemary and thyme if you added the whole piece.
- Once the diced potatoes and vegetables are the perfect texture for you, add your cup of heavy whipping cream and stir
- At this time put your refrigerated biscuits on a sheet pan and put into a preheated oven using the directions listed on your can for temperature and timing.
- In a small bowl whisk together your 3 tbsp of cold water and cornstarch until smooth, dump this mixture into your pot and stir.
- Stir slowly allowing your chicken pot pie soup to thicken (will continue to thicken as it sits and cools down too).
- Remove from heat when soup is the thickness you desire (can whisk 1 more tbsp of cornstarch + 1 tbsp of cold water together and add in if you want it even thicker).
- Serve in bowls with biscuits on the side or halved and put on top/inside your bowl of chicken pot pie soup.