Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey and Mashed Potato Chowder

This easy slow cooker chowder is packed with vegetables, leftover Thanksgiving turkey and much more! The creamy mashed potato base and stuffing croutons give this chowder a fun twist! A perfect hearty and comforting dinner!

Slow cooker leftover Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potato chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Thanksgiving is barely more than a week away. How crazy is that? The year has seriously flown by. I shouldn’t entirely complain because… Thanksgiving!! Pie. Stuffing. Potatoes. Bread… turkey!! And even more important…

More pie!

Okay just kidding. Sort of.

Leftovers!

I turned two of my favorite slow cooker soup recipes into one amazing chowder. It’s so amazing that my 5 year old was begging to have it for dinner after having a taste. So take it from her… and me, this chowder is an absolute MUST make.

Slow cooker leftover Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potato chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Ditch the traditional turkey and vegetable soup this year. Make this inside.

It’s basically a loaded mashed potato soup (using leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes!) with tons of veggies and turkey. Plus, stuffing croutons!

It truly doesn’t get much better.

A thick, creamy and flavorful homemade chowder using up your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers! You’ll absolutely be going back for seconds!

Slow cooker leftover Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potato chowder recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 8: 1 1/2 cup servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey and Mashed Potato Chowder

This easy slow cooker chowder is packed with vegetables, leftover Thanksgiving turkey and a creamy potato base. A perfect hearty and comforting dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4C turkey, cooked and shredded
  • 1C onion, chopped
  • 3/4C carrots, chopped
  • 3C potatoes, chopped
  • 3/4C corn (or a 7oz can)
  • 3/4C peas (or a 7oz can)
  • 1/2C green beans
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2C mashed potatoes
  • 3C chicken broth
  • 1C heavy cream
  • 1/4C flour, optional
  • Stuffing, optional

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add turkey, chopped carrots and onions, along with peas, green beans and corn. Chop potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces, add to slow cooker. Sprinkle with seasonings.
  2. Microwave mashed potatoes for 45 seconds to soften. Add to a blender along with chicken broth. Process until smooth. Pour into slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8.
  4. For a thicker consistency: combine flour and creamy until smooth, stir in during last 30 minutes. Continue cooking with lid on.
  5. For a less thick consistency: omit flour, stir in heavy cream and continue cooking for the remaining 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Toast stuffing for 15-20 minutes or until crisp.
  7. Serve chowder warm with optional stuffing croutons.

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36 Responses to “Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey and Mashed Potato Chowder”

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — November 19, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Girl you have out down yourself here! Mashed potato soup? I am all over this!!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      Yay! And thanks so much Meg :)

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    Wendy — November 19, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Love making soup with Thanksgiving leftovers and this soup is going to be at the top of my list. Your 5 year old got this right!! Thank you for the recipe!!!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      Enjoy! :)

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — November 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Stuffing croutons?!! You are a genius!!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      I couldn’t resist. Stuffing is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes! :)

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — November 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Done and done! This chowder is so thick and creamy – LOVE it! Pinned!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      Thanks Anna!

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    Tori@Gringalicious.com — November 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

    What a great way to get in the mood for Thanksgiving dinner without actually eating Thanksgiving dinner. It looks delicious!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:36 am

      Thanks Tori!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Ahhh this looks so comforting and the perfect way to rid those leftovers!! Well, not rid..more like indulge some more!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:37 am

      Absolutely :) Thanks Julie!

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    Lexi+@+Sempre+Dolce — November 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Oh my goodness! I will be making this soon, without a doubt! Coming from the girl who made your chicken pie soup two weeks in a row… :)

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:37 am

      I hope you do! And I’m SO glad to hear you enjoy the chicken pie soup so much! :)

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    Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled — November 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I LOVE this idea, Rachel! I will be making this for sure to enjoy after shopping all morning on Black Friday! :) Pinned!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:37 am

      Thanks Jenn!

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — November 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

    That’s a great way to use leftovers! I’ve never thought to put mashed potatoes into soup, but why not?! It looks so creamy and comforting, I love the change up from the usual turkey vegetable soup!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      I figure if you have to puree potatoes for loaded potato soup… why not use leftovers? :) Thanks so much Stacey!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — November 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Seriously Rachel, where has the year gone! This soup looks delicious and is the perfect way to use up those mashed potatoes and turkey. So much better than just reheating them in the microwave!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      Absolutely!! Thanks so much Danae!

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    Rachel+@+Bakerita — November 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    This looks like the ultimate filling winter soup. On the coldest of days…I’ll want a big old bowl of this with some warm crusty bread. Yum!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      Totally agree! :)

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    Jennifer Farley — November 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    This sounds freaking amazing.

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks so much Jennifer! :)

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    Nutmeg+Nanny — November 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    This is the perfect recipe for t-day leftovers! I love the idea of stuffing croutons..yum!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Amanda — November 20, 2014 at 7:11 am

    This is so thick and creamy, perfect!!!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Michele+{Delish+Dishes+From+Michele} — November 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    YUM!!! How comforting, and such a great way to use leftovers!

    • Rachel — November 20th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

      Thanks Michele!

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    Zoe — November 22, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    For years I’ve done Thanksgiving the week before the actual holiday with close friends thus leaving the actual holiday weekend open for family.
    I made this last night with the turkey left from Thursday. I admit this is “the” best, “most” cozy, utterly delicious soup.. ever. Bar none.
    With the soup gone as of lunch today I’m thinking ” I need to cook another turkey so I can make more soup!”. It’s that good. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with the rest of us. In one night this became a post-holiday/year round favorite.

    • Rachel — November 23rd, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for sharing. And yes… more turkey is a must, especially to enjoy leftovers. :)

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    nicole+@+I+am+a+Honey+Bee — November 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

    yum! I hear you, making chicken soup but with turkey gets tiring. This ia a great change up. Plus Autumn likes soup!

    • Rachel — November 27th, 2014 @ 8:12 am

      Totally! Have to shake things up a bit ;)

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    Chris — November 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Brilliant. And even easier than the recipe suggests if ypir leftpvers cooperate lile mine did. I make turkey broth from the carcass and drippings. So at already includes spices like thyme and sage. No need for chicken additions. My garlic mashed potatoes already include garlic, butter, milk. I just added salt and a can of corn. Lovely turkey corn chowder in minutes.

    • Rachel — November 28th, 2015 @ 8:27 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Chris!

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