Easy and delicious, this Crock Pot Turkey Corn Chowder is a great way to use up leftover turkey. Set it and forget it and you'll have a tasty meal at the end!
A GREAT WAY TO USE LEFTOVER TURKEY
I love me a good chowder, especially when I can throw it together quickly and not have to babysit it for hours. That is exactly what you get with this Crock Pot Turkey Corn Chowder. Not only is it a super easy meal, it's also a great way to use up any leftover turkey you have from the holidays or otherwise. Topping this chowder with cheese, bacon and green onions is a must! This really is the perfect comfort food for those cold winter nights! So if you are looking for a recipe that warms you up or you just need to use up some leftover turkey, then you need to make this Crock Pot Turkey Corn Chowder recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
While this is a great way to use leftover turkey you can substitute with cooked and shredded chicken as well.
Yes absolutely. We like to keep frozen vegetables on hand for soups and stews but canned will work just fine (just drain it first).
You can use russet, red or Yukon gold potatoes for this recipe. Generally I almost always have russets on hand so that is what I end up using but you can definitely use your favorite here.
No. You can use chopped fresh onion as well if you'd like. I would add about a ½ cup or so of chopped fresh onion if you choose to incorporate it.
You will need to use at least a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe.
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. This can also be frozen. Place chowder in a freezer safe container (don't fill it all the way to the top) and it will keep for up to 4-6 months. Let defrost in the refrigerator overnight then reheat on stovetop or microwave.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR CROCK POT TURKEY CORN CHOWDER: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- salted butter, cubed
- frozen corn
- dried minced onion (optional)
- chicken broth
- heavy whipping cream (1½ pints)
- cheddar cheese
- green onions
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT TURKEY CORN CHOWDER:
Place the cubed butter, potatoes, frozen corn, minced onion, black pepper, chicken broth, heavy cream and turkey into a 6-quart or larger oval crock pot. Stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours (potatoes should be fork tender).
During the last 30 minutes of cooking, mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Pour the mixture into the crock pot and stir. Cover and put on high for 30 minutes or until chowder begins to thicken.
To serve, top with bacon, cheese and green onions.
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Crock Pot Turkey Corn Chowder
- ¼ cup salted butter, cubed
- 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 (10 ounce) bags frozen corn
- ½ tablespoon dried minced onion (optional)
- ½ tablespoon black pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream (1½ pints)
- 3-4 cups leftover shredded turkey
- 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ tablespoons water
- crumbled cooked bacon
- shredded cheddar cheese
- sliced green onions sliced
- Place the cubed butter, potatoes, frozen corn, minced onion, black pepper, chicken broth, heavy cream and turkey into a 6-quart or larger oval crock pot. Stir to combine.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours (potatoes should be fork tender).
- During the last 30 minutes of cooking, mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Pour the mixture into the crock pot and stir. Cover and put on high for 30 minutes or until chowder begins to thicken.
- To serve, top with bacon, cheese and green onions.
- Chicken can be used instead of turkey.
- Make sure you use a 6 quart crock pot or larger.
- You can use any of your favorite potatoes varieties.
- This recipe can be frozen.
- You can omit the dried minced onions and use fresh chopped onions instead.
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