Turkey Vegetable Chowder

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 1.5 cup servings
Calories 422 kcal


Large Stock Pot


  • 1 lb lean bacon cut in bite size pieces I use Hempler's Center Cut
  • 4 large celery stalks sliced
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 large sweet onion diced
  • 3 lbs cooked turkey meat cut into bite-size pieces Can use left over turkey or do turkey breast and drumsticks in Instant pot. See below for instructions.
  • 4 cups broth or stock, chicken or turkey
  • 4 cups 1/2 and 1/2 cream
  • 2 TBS gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste


If Turkey meat needs to be cooked see recipe below for instructions.


    • Cook cut bacon, place in a large stockpot, cook on medium heat.
    • Cook bacon all the way through. *If you can't find or don't have lean bacon, drain the fat. Add sliced celery, carrots, and onions to the cooked bacon, sauteing until tender.
    • Add cooked turkey and 4 cups of broth.
    • In a large glass measuring cup whisk 4 cups of cold 1/2 and 1/2 with the gluten-free flour, making sure all lumps are whisked out.
    • Add 1/2 and 1/2/flour mixture to the soup. Bring to a simmer stirring often.
    • When chowder begins to bubble, turn down to low.
    • Mortar sage, thyme, and rosemary, add to chowder.
    • Salt and pepper to taste.


    This recipe makes about 12- 1.5 cup servings. Calories per serving: 380; Fat per serving: 19g; Carbs per serving: 8g; Protein per serving: 40g; Fiber per serving: 1g; Sugar per serving: 5g. 


    Serving: 1.5cupsSodium: 782.9mgSugar: 6.2gFiber: 1.5gPotassium: 263.5mgCholesterol: 119.9mgCalories: 422kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 10.4gFat: 26.1gProtein: 34.7gCarbohydrates: 10.8g
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    Instant Pot Turkey

    Tessa Ludwig
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    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 40 mins
    Servings 8 :6 oz servings
    Calories 307 kcal


    Instant Pot or pressure cooker


    • 7 lbs Whole bone-in turkey breast also known as the turkey crown
    • 3 turkey drum sticks
    • 1 celery stalk, cut in 1/2
    • 1 peeled carrot, cut in 1/2
    • 1/4 large sweet onion sliced
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 1 tsp dried sage
    • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
    • 2 TBS olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • pepper to taste



    • Place cut carrot, celery, sliced onion, and 2 cups of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
    • Place Instant Pot wire rack over the stock.


    • Stir together olive oil, seasonings, salt, and pepper.
    • Rub the olive oil mixture all over the turkey breasts and drumsticks.
    • Place in turkey breast and drum sticks in the wire rack in the Instant Pot. It will be a tight fit.
    • Put Instant Pot lid on, locking it into place. Be sure the lever on top is turned to seal.
    • Manual pressure cook on high for 40 min.
    • When done, release the seal being careful not to burn yourself.
    • Remove turkey from Instant Pot. Saving the stock if using meat for soup or chowder.
    • The meat will be falling off the bone.


    Serving: 6ozSodium: 631.8mgCalcium: 6.1mgVitamin C: 2.6mgVitamin A: 76.5IUSugar: 1.6gFiber: 0.7gPotassium: 70.1mgCholesterol: 95mgCalories: 307kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 4.3gFat: 18.1gProtein: 31.3gCarbohydrates: 3.8gIron: 11.5mg
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