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Turkey Pot Pie Soup

By Tessa Arias
November 19th, 2014
5 from 2 votes
5 from 2 votes

Turkey Pot Pie Soup is so creamy, satisfying, and flavorful and ready in just 30 minutes. This is the perfect way to amp up Thanksgiving leftovers!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

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Taste: Exactly how you’d expect, like the best part of Thanksgiving turned into a rich, savory, flavorful soup. Mmm mm.
Texture: Luscious and creamy without being too rich and dense. I love the big chunks of tender turkey meat and potatoes. Pair that with a biscuit (or piece of pie dough or puff pastry) and I’m in heaven!
Ease: 30 minutes start to finish, one pot, no laborious pie crust.
Appearance: Well I don’t think there’s such a thing as a beautiful soup but luckily it tastes so much better than it looks!
Pros: Quick, easy, flavorful way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. No more getting sick of sandwiches!
Cons: None at all.
Would I make this again? Oh yeah, I’ll definitely be making this year round with chicken.

I have to ask – is there anything worse than seeing what you think is the funniest thing ever, showing someone else, and getting a blank face in response?! Well, obviously there are about a million things that are actually worse than that but in that moment of silence you feel so alone and like that funny thing has now been ruined. The worst response is “I don’t get it.” If I show someone something funny and that’s the response I get, I will very likely briefly question the entire existence of our friendship.

Sometimes I just wish everyone had the same sense of humor but that would make for a pretty boring world. Plus, there’s nothing better than finding something you just know a specific person will die laughing over when they see it and getting to be the person to introduce them to their new favorite video/picture/meme.

Ridiculous videos and pictures are my number one go-to for procrastination. If I’m sitting on the couch after cooking up a storm that needs to be cleaned in the kitchen, I can almost guarantee I will look at the same hilarious cat video 10 times before I finally work up the motivation to clean. Anyone else do the same?

Perfect way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey! Just 30 minutes and SO rich, creamy, and satisfying.

Lucky for us this Turkey Pot Pie Soup recipe really doesn’t require much motivation to get started because it’s so easy and so satisfying. I get REAL sick of eating leftover turkey sandwiches so for me this is the perfect solution to endless Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s a recipe that doesn’t make you miss the Thanksgiving meal because it’s so good itself!

I served this with some Cheesy Biscuits but the soup would also pair wonderfully with rounds of leftover baked pie dough or even rounds of puff pastry! Or just on its own. Watch the video to see exactly how this Turkey Pot Pie Soup is made! Let me know what holiday recipes you’d like to see in December in the comments below.

5 from 2 votes

How to make
Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Turkey Pot Pie Soup is so creamy, satisfying, and flavorful and ready in just 30 minutes. This is the perfect way to amp up Thanksgiving leftovers!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups shredded leftover turkey meat
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Heat the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and flour and cook for 1 minute. Add in the potatoes, sage, and pepper. Pour in 2 cups water, chicken broth, and the half-and-half. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Add the carrots and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Add the shredded turkey and cook until warmed through, about 1 minute.
  2. Add in the parsley and season with the salt. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary before serving.

Recipe Video

YouTube video
Course : Soup
Cuisine : American
Keyword : thanksgiving
Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Anamika @ Supplement Crunch — September 23, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    This looks wonderfully delicious, Thank to share your recipe with me…

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    Kris G — February 23, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I made this with some leftover turkey that I had in my freezer. Not a drop leftover from my family of five! Even my picky 10 year old son had two bowls. Served with Italian bread and salad. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Nancy Williams — December 2, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I made the Pot Pie Soup today. Awesome!! I couldn’t call it Turkey because I used chicken. I will be sure to try it with Turkey after Christmas. Thank you so much for your great recipes!

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    CeCe — January 25, 2018 at 11:14 pm


    Loved the recipe. Nice comfort food. I plan to make a double portion next time to have it for more than one day. My whole family enjoyed it. My father, “the chef” could not stop with the “mmmmm’s”.

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    Sheri — December 31, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I made this today. It is delicious. I added my own little twist. I added a 1/2 bag of the frozen mixed vegetables and a can of corn. I added poultry seasoning and a little sage. Thanks no more turkey sandwiches for me.

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    Gypsy Crocker — December 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Fantastic! Definitely a keeper!

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    LaVerne — January 4, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    * Correction; water in ingredients list… not recipe;)

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    LaVerne — January 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Great recipe! Whole family loves it! Have made with turkey left overs the last 2-Thanksgivings. Planning on making this a tradition for leftover turkey every year;)
    Only thing I changed was adding carrots with potatoes.. but that’s just a personal preference, we like the carrots a little softer:)
    Also just a suggestion;) I would go ahead and put the water in the recipe.. that confused me also first time I made it.. because I was not watching the video. After reading comments it seemed to confuse others also.

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    Lara — November 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Made this last year after Thanksgiving. It was better than I expected. I am cooking it right now to use up the last of the leftover turkey. This is an AWESOME recipe! No more turkey club sandwiches for me after Thanksgiving. Soup, soup, soup.

  10. #
    Selena — November 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Great recipe! I thought I was going to have leftovers, nope!

  11. #
    nick — January 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

    yes or no to 4 cups liquid ????? (2 C water / 2 C stock.)

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    Dave — January 15, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Crisped up some bacon and sage to sprinkle on top. Couldn’t resist. Delicious recipe.

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      Tessa — January 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm


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    Marie — December 2, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Looks Great…Going to try this tonight !

  14. #
    AineMistig — December 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Oh, I wish I would have seen this BEFORE I used so much of my leftover turkey meat! I’ll have to remember for next year.

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    Dianna — November 28, 2014 at 8:35 am

    2cups of water and 2cups of chicken broth? I didn’t see water in the list of ingredients. Thanks

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      Tessa — November 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Hi! Since water is readily available in most all kitchens it’s typically not listed in the ingredients.

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    Rachel — November 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I made this yesterday, absolutely delicious. cooking times for all ingredients was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tessa — November 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      So happy to hear that!

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    Wendy — November 20, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I will be making this, tonight. I have quite a bit of leftover Costco roast chicken, in my freezer. This looks like a scrumptious use for it!

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    Gaby — November 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Agreed, it is the WORST when no one else gets what you are laughing at! AWKWARD! But I am totally with you on this soup, delicious!!!

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    Suzanne — November 19, 2014 at 5:53 am

    I really like seeing your recipes and videos but as someone from ‘over the pond’ some of the terms used are alien to me. What, for example, is ‘half and half ‘ please?

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      Tessa — November 20, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Half milk half cream – an easy one to substitute 🙂

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