Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup

An easy slow cooker soup recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. Enjoy turkey and stuffing together in one flavorful bowl of soup.

Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup Recipe from A fun and tasty way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

A week ago or so I mentioned that I’d be doing some traveling. If you follow me on Instagram then you already know what I was up to. I spent this past weekend with one of my best blogging buddies, Julie. We’ve only hung out at conferences prior to this weekend so it was fun to get to do more than we otherwise could. She lives near one of my favorite cities so it was practically a must that we spent at least a little time there. So okay, not to bore you… I’ll just give you some of the highlights from the weekend…

All four of my flights were teeny tiny propeller planes, two of which I had to walk outside to board. Brrr.
Stalked Olivia and Fitz.
Saw Julia Child’s kitchen.
Cupcakes. Nom nom nom.
Saw Catching Fire. SO good. have you seen it yet?
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without Julie getting sucked into a turbojet engine OR…
Seeing The Discovery shuttle. Seriously cool!

Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup Recipe from A fun and tasty way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Okay, so… moving on to Thanksgiving. You’re likely going to have leftovers and while I shared plenty of totally delicious options in this Turkey day/leftover post (which btw you should absolutely check out for scrumptious ideas if you haven’t already!), I wanted to share even more ideas. So, I made you soup. But it’s not just any soup. No, that would be boring. I made you a fully loaded and flavorful turkey soup, made with homemade turkey broth (totally optional when you make this soup yourself), packed with a variety of vegetables and homemade stuffing dumplings. Ridiculously delicious.

Best of all, you whip up most of this amazing dish in your slow cooker. Stop standing over the oven waiting for dinner to be ready. Prep it and forget it. The only added work this soup requires is the dumplings and that’s barely work at all. It’s also totally necessary in every way possible. In place of the stuffing ingredients below, feel free to use leftover stuffing for the dumplings. But, do follow the cooking instructions to create the perfect dumplings for your soup.

I promise, this is one leftover turkey soup that you do not want to miss out on!

Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup Recipe from A fun and tasty way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup

An easy and flavorful use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Enjoy turkey and stuffing together in this slow cooker soup.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Slow cooker
Servings: 6 plus



  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1 C celery chopped
  • 1 C carrots chopped
  • 1 C button mushrooms chopped
  • 1 C whole kernel corn
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp salt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 4 C turkey
  • 5 - 5 1/2 C turkey or chicken broth


  • 3/4 C broth or milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 C stale bread or stuffing
  • 1/2 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 C celery chopped
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried sage
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Add all soup ingredients to the bowl of a 5 1/2-6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°F degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a large bowl combine broth or milk with 2 eggs. Add stale bread cubes. Toss and allow bread to soak up liquid. Add remaining dumpling ingredients. Toss to combine well.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop and transfer stuffing balls to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Serve soup with stuffing dumplings. Store remaining soup in an airtight container for up to several days or freeze with a container well labeled.


Recipe serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

More slow cooker recipes to try:
Slow cooker Italian wedding soup
Slow cooker cheddar ale and bratwurst soup
Slow cooker loaded potato soup
Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Slow cooker beef bourguignon soup
Slow cooker mini meatball minestrone soup
Slow cooker chicken soup
Slow cooker Italian sausage meatball soup

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23 Responses to “Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dumpling Soup”

  1. #
    Tieghan — November 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I am jealous of your fun weekend with Julie! Sound awesome! As does this soup! What a great idea for Thanksgiving leftovers!

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      Rachel — November 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

      We definitely had a lot of fun! Thanks so much Tieghan! :)

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    Erin|The Law Student's Wife — November 25, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Ah, I love love love these stuffing dumplings Rachel!! Such a fun twist. Glad you ladies had a great trip too!

    • #
      Rachel — November 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Thanks Erin!

  3. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — November 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Stuffing dumplings?! My heart be still! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!! xo

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      Rachel — November 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Marie – you too!

  4. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    What a great soup recipe just in time for Thanksgiving!

    • #
      Rachel — November 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks so much Meagan!

  5. #
    Graham @ Glazed & Confused — November 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Those dumplings look SO good. Craving!

    • #
      Rachel — November 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Tracey — November 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Sounds like a great trip, I had fun following your adventures on Instagram! The dumplings in this soup are awesome, perfect use of leftovers.

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      Rachel — November 26, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Thanks Tracey! :)

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — November 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Wow! This looks great… It would make a good turkey leftover dish :)

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      Rachel — November 26, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Thanks so much Laura!

  8. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I am loving this soup! Especially the dumplings!!

    • #
      Rachel — November 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Stephanie!

  9. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — November 26, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Why have I never thought to put stuffing in soup before? What a great idea for dumplings! And it looked like you girls had such a fun weekend…loved all the pictures!!!

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      Rachel — November 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

      Thanks so much Jocelyn! :) You should give it a try sometime!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Ahh I love that you used stuffing in this in a huge a ball – that looks SO good!! I had so much fun with you this past weekend :) cupcake heaven!

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      Rachel — November 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Cupcake heaven for real! Wish I had one right now.

  11. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — November 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my god, this soup is amazing!! I’ll take two bowls asap ;)

  12. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 18, 2014 at 8:12 am

    This is so clever Rachel!!! Just love it.

    • #
      Rachel — November 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks Laura!

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