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Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup

In this post I am sharing one of the many recipes I love to create with leftover roasted turkey.  You will find a video and tips for making this easy leftover turkey wild rice soup below.  Be sure to scroll down and leave a comment especially if you tried this recipe!

Leftover Turkey and Wild Rice  Soup Recipe

This is my favorite soup to make on Thanksgiving weekend using left over oven roasted turkey.  We are usually finishing up outside chores or getting ready to decorate for Christmas so a bowl of warm soup is the best!   If you do not have turkey leftovers you can also use chicken and white rice for this recipe.

Below is the list of ingredients you will need for this tasty meal.   Remember when using fresh herbs you need a little more than with dried.


  • Leftover Turkey
  • Wild Rice
  • carrots, celery and onion
  • whipping cream
  • Chicken Stock
  • flour
  • white mushrooms
  • Parsley

How to make this recipe is super easy.  I’ve provided notes and a printable recipe card below.  I hope you consider leaving me a comment to let me know what you think of this recipe.

Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Recipe by Bren HaasCourse: SoupCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Cooking time




  • 2 cups of chopped roasted turkey leftovers

  • 1 box of wild rice ( with season packet ) prepared

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter for sauté 

  • 1 small sweet onion chopped

  • 1/4 cup of chopped celery

  • 1/3 cup of shredded carrots

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh white mushrooms

  • 4 cups of water - with chicken bouillon 

  • 2 tablespoons of flour

  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream


  • In a dutch oven pot heat olive oil to saute onion, celery.  This takes about 3 minutes

  • In same pot add carrots, mushrooms moving around in the sauté mix for about 2 minutes.  IF DRY add about 1/3 cup of water to mix.

  • Slowly pour in water adding bouillon cube - mix well until dissolved before adding flour.  Keep stirring as the contents in pot will start getting thicker

  • Directions Step
  • Add turkey and rice to the stock pot mixing well before turning the heat to simmer.  Cook for about 10-15 minutes before serving

    Creamy turkey, wild rice and vegetable soup recipe
    This is a Revised Recipe from 2017

    Am I the only one who enjoyed learning how to make a ‘roux’ for cream in jr. high?  I really hope they still teach everyone how to make a soup base.  This soup was inspired by that recipe along with left over turkey.

    The roux recipe is super easy.  In the days to come I will try and load a short video featuring how to mix this up using basic ingredients.


    Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

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    My leftover turkey recipes make me want to have Thanksgiving dinner all cold season long.   I would love to hear from you and what you do with your leftovers so please be sure to comment on this post.  Did you try this creamy turkey, wild rice and vegetable soup? Reach out to me anytime on my website to share your thoughts.

    Happy Left Over Thanksgiving Turkey Day,

    Bren Haas

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