Turkey Stew

November 27, 2015 By Cathy — 10 Comments
Hearty turkey stew with vegetables simmered in a creamy sauce. A delicious way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Turkey Stew

There are two types of people in this world.  I’m not talking about right or left; early risers or night owls; Yankees or Red Sox.  No, it’s a far more devisive topic.  Leftovers.  And not the the gray sweatsuit clad Justin Theroux jogging through the streets in the HBO drama. (I think we can all agree that’s pretty much the perfect leftover.)  I’m referring to those of us that look forward to leftover night and those that going running for the menu drawer.

Turkey Stew

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a leftover lover. I often make a little extra dinner so I can have some the next day for lunch. My husband, not so much. He can open the frig, stare at the perfectly stacked tupperware containers of wonderfully edible food only to declare “there’s nothing to eat”. Grrrrr…

I don’t know about you, but I always have tons of leftovers after Thanksgiving. Some of this is intentional so I can make my favorite sandwich (thanksgiving-on-a-roll) or enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie with my coffee for breakfast, but frankly I always have more left than intended. Perhaps it’s because I have those Italian grandma genes and I always prepare for a small army regardless of the guest list. Whatever the cause, I usually have a pile of turkey left and need a way to transform it so my family will eat it for dinner.

Hello turkey stew! This is actually a snap to make since the turkey is already roasted. Just cook some vegetables in a yummy broth, add in the shredded turkey, simmer and walla! Dinner. This stew is hearty, creamy, and delicious sopped up with a buttermilk biscuit. And I’m pretty sure even you leftover-haters will have a hard time saying no to this dish.

Turkey Stew

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Turkey Stew
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Hearty turkey stew with vegetables simmered in a creamy sauce. A delicious way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
Course: Soup/Stew
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 422 kcal
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock (+ additional stock if it's too thick)
  • 2 tsp chicken base
  • 4-5 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4-5 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 6 cups turkey, cooked and shredded
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 tsp flat leaf parsley, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Heat oil and butter in a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium/high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until softened, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are softened, another 6-8 minutes.
  4. Stir in flour and cook 2-3 minutes.
  5. Slowly pour in wine and broth, continually stirring.
  6. Mix in base. and add celery, carrots, and potatoes.
  7. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add herbs, salt and pepper and shredded turkey.

  9. Simmer until heated through. Ladle into bowls and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1340mg 56%
Potassium 1252mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 142%
Vitamin C 25.3%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 31.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Turkey Stew
Turkey Stew

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10 responses to “Turkey Stew”

  1. Sheila says:

    What is a chicken base?

  2. Karen says:

    Absolutely delicious!

  3. Randy says:

    Chicken bouillon liptons chicken soup will work fine as well

  4. Donna says:

    Don’t like or use wine in my cooking, can I use more stock instead? Can I freeze any leftovers?

  5. Kay says:

    Why does the Ingriedent say turkey but recipe says add chicken? Also what in this recipe makes it creamy?

    • Cathy says:

      whoops! typo, but all corrected. the starch from the potatoes give it a creamy consistency without the addition of cream. a splash of heavy cream added at the end would make it even creamier if you were so inclined.

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