Today, I have a yummy Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup recipe for you to use up that leftover turkey you may have next week. I do have one more quick Flashback Friday recipe for you tomorrow for you Thanksgiving meal. So be sure to check that out. However, next week I have some more recipes to use up that leftover turkey. It will include 2 variations on the traditional turkey sandwich along with a delicious dinner. Also, I will have a Thanksgiving leftover round up to finish off the week. I am so excited to share these recipes with you all. Then, the following week, we will begin the Christmas fun with a Christmas cookie week! It’s gonna be so fun!
Use up those Thanksgiving Leftovers
Now, today’s recipe is the perfect no fuss way to use up that leftover turkey to create a delicious meal. You let the slow cooker do all of the work for you. You can come home from black Friday shopping, place this in the slow cooker, and take a nap. Then, when dinner time rolls around, you are all set. You can even serve it up with any leftover rolls you may have! I was worried as to whether or not my family would like this recipe since it included wild rice. My family isn’t too “wild” about things that are not the usual – like white rice. However, surprisingly enough, everyone loved this one. My husband even jumped to eat the leftover soup the next day for lunch.
If you don’t happen to have leftover turkey, just use chicken in its place. A rotisserie chicken would be a great substitute in this creamy turkey and wild rice soup. You could even pick one up on Wednesday before thanksgiving, so on Friday you will be already to make this soup. The other great thing about this soup recipe is it is 2 recipes in one. If you don’t want a creamy soup and would prefer a broth type soup, then just skip making the cream mixture. Just add the turkey or chicken at the end and heat until warm. The broth style is just as delicious as the creamy version.Print
Recipe adapted from Taste and Tell.