Leftover Turkey Chowder with Sage and Bacon

Leftover Turkey Chowder with Sage and Bacon

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 28 min
  • Total: 43 min
  • Serving: Makes 4-6 servings

Use the leftover turkey from your holiday meal to make this creamy turkey chowder with crumbled bacon and fragrant fresh sage.


  • 4 bacon slices (about 4 ounces), coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup canned chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup condensed cream of potato soup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 2-1/2 cups diced cooked turkey


  1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, cook the bacon for 8 minutes until crisp. Set aside on paper towels to drain.
  2. Remove about half of the bacon drippings from the sauté pan and then add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the potatoes, milk, broth, cream of potato soup, and 1 tablespoon sage and bring the mixture to a boil before reducing the heat to medium-low and simmering for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the turkey, bacon, salt and pepper and the remaining sage; simmer for 5 minutes and then serve hot.


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