Healthy and Comforting Cream of Turkey Soup

Don’t say I hadn’t warned you!

Yes, it’s another turkey recipe. But this IS the last one now, I promise.

Besides, I’m sure you will simply ADORE this one.

Seriously, who doesn’t like a good, piping hot bowl of super comforting Cream of Chicken Soup?

Well, if chicken is so great in soups, turkey would be just as good, now, wouldn’t it?

Cream of Turkey Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

This has to be my favorite way EVER to use up turkey leftovers. I’d never even thought of making my own cream of turkey soup at home. I thought for sure that the only way to enjoy this was out of a can.

Boy was I wrong. The canned stuff has NOTHING on this home made version, except for maybe a hell of a lot more fat, and unwanted additives.

Now, I’m not going to lie to you. This soup has a “texture”. Unlike the canned stuff, it’s not all smooth and creamy. It’s a soup that you sort of have to chew on. Kind of like that orange juice that has a lot of pulp, you know…

The thing is, this soup is LOADED with meat, and I do mean LOADED. Turkey meat is actually what makes it so SUPER THICK  and meat being fibrous by nature, there is no way you can make this one super silky.

But talk about satisfying. This will keep you full and satisfied for a very long time.

Not surprising when you consider how much protein you get out of a single bowl of soup! The protein contents is simply through the roof!

Cream of Turkey Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Now that I’ve had this soup, I don’t think I could ever settle for anything else.

And I can’t think of anything more comforting after a long walk out in the freezing harshness of winter.

By all means, give that one a try.

I bet you will love it and, like me, will consider roasting another turkey just so you can have more leftovers!

Cream of Turkey Soup

Yield: Serves 6

Nutritional information based on 1 serving

Cream of Turkey Soup


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 500g + 200g leftover cooked turkey, roughly chopped
  • 6 cups fat free turkey stock*
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour


  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion with a pinch of salt over medium heat until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add cauliflower, 500g cooked turkey meat and turkey stock.
  2. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer uncovered until cauliflower is fork tender.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to your high speed blender or food processor.
  4. Add arrowroot flour and process on high speed then transfer the soup back to the saucepan.
  5. Throw in the remaining 200g of leftover turkey meat, bring back to a simmer and continue cooking for a few minutes until the chunks of meat are nice and warm.


*I made my own turkey stock by throwing the carcass along with everything that was in it (apples, oranges and sage) in enough water to cover all and I let that simmer for about 2 hours. I then strained my stock and put it in the fridge to cool completely, which made removing the very thin layer of fat that solidified on the surface super easy.

Mayo Clinic also has an excellent recipe for low fat chicken stock. You can use the same method to make turkey stock.

Cream of Turkey Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy FoodieMake your soup super pretty: garnish it with a few more chunks of turkey meat
(‘cuz chances are, you STILL have more left…)

Cream of Turkey Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy FoodieLook at all that beautiful meat… you won’t get that out of a can!

Cream of Turkey Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy FoodieSee what I mean? Texture!


  1. says

    How could we possibly complain with a recipe that looks and sounds this good?! You know what else? I love the simplicity of this one… something I could easily and happily pull together on a Sunday afternoon…thanks Sonia!

    • says

      Thanks Kelly! I feel better now. And you are so right about making this on a Sunday afternoon. I think next time, I’ll do that and I’ll make a double batch, this way I will have lunch taken care of for the entire week! :)

    • says

      Merci beaucoup pour le feedback Katia! Je suis bien contente que cette soupe ait fonctionné pour toi! Tellement meilleur que la version en boîte, n’est-ce pas? Tu me donnes envie d’en refaire… Dis-moi, qu’est-ce que tu as utilisé pour la réduire? Un robot culinaire ou un mélangeur? J’avoue que j’aimerais bien une texture un peu plus onctueuse.


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