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

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Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Turkey and Mashed Potato Chowder

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Yield: 8
This easy slow cooker chowder is packed with vegetables, leftover Thanksgiving turkey and a creamy potato base. A perfect hearty and comforting dinner!

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8.
  • For a thicker consistency: combine flour and creamy until smooth, stir in during last 30 minutes. Continue cooking with lid on.
  • For a less thick consistency: omit flour, stir in heavy cream and continue cooking for the remaining 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Toast stuffing for 15-20 minutes or until crisp.
  • Serve chowder warm with optional stuffing croutons.

Notes

Recipe yields roughly 8: 1 1/2 cup servings.
*Gluten free option: substitute 2Tb cornstarch for flour. Use gluten free stuffing.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Dinner, Slow cooker