Turkey Corn Chowder

Leftover turkey season is quickly approaching . . . hooray! After the big Thanksgiving dinner, our mom usually splits up all the remaining turkey and sends us each home with a couple pounds and I love finding different recipes to use it in.

This recipe is so simple to throw together and is ready in a matter of minutes. Even if you don’t have turkey on hand, chicken works perfectly!

Serves: 6

Turkey Corn Chowder

This soup is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey or chicken.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 4 potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilis
  • 2 cups half-and-half (fat-free is fine or you can use milk, but it won't be as creamy)
  • 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup (I used reduced fat)
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, undrained
  • 3-4 cups turkey, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Place diced potatoes in a large stockpot . Add enough water to the pot so that the tops of the potatoes are covered. Turn the heat on high and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low or low and cover the pot with a lid. Cook the potatoes in gently boiling water until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl.
  2. Using the same large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat and then add onions and garlic, saute for 2-3 minutes or until onions are tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, including cooked potatoes, in the pot and let simmer over medium heat until fully cooked through (about 15-20 minutes).
  4. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Soup

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9 Responses to “Turkey Corn Chowder”

  1. This turned out great! The only change I made was to chop some carrots and throw them in with the potatoes for a little color and to up our veggie intake. Oh, I also drained the corn. I was tempted to skip adding the diced green chilis, and I'm glad I didn't. It doesn't add spice (which I can always taste), but it adds a very nice flavor.

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