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

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Slow cooker
Servings: 8

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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