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Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Do you have lots of turkey left over after Thanksgiving? Is your family like mine & they start complaining after 1 meal of turkey sandwiches that "they don't like turkey" or "leftovers AGAIN"?  This soup is the perfect remedy, it uses up some of the turkey you have left in the fridge and the family will think its something 'new' and might not even realize that its leftovers again.

The flavor is reminiscent of pot pie and is just the thing for a cold day.  If you want a soupier soup don't add the cream cheese.  If its still not soupie enough add more broth. No peas in the freezer, leave them out and the soup will still be delicious.This is a recipe you can use all winter substituting leftover chicken instead of turkey.  Add some rolls or bread and your family will happily eat leftovers.

Stay warm, enjoy the leftovers and may you have a sweet morning!!

Turkey Wild Rice Soup
Printable Recipe

2 Tbsp butter
½ lb diced carrots
½ small onion, diced
minced garlic
2 Tbsp flour
2 cups milk
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup wild rice
1-2 cups cooked, shredded turkey or chicken
2 tsp poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup peas (I used frozen)
2 oz cream cheese (optional)

In a saucepan melt butter with carrots, garlic, and onions.  Cook over low heat 5-7 minutes to soften vegetables.
Add flour and stir for 1 minute.
Slowly add milk stirring constantly.
Add broth, wild rice, turkey, poultry seasoning and salt & pepper.  Simmer over low heat for about 1 hour (if I have time I simmer it longer ...just seems to taste better and the house smells good).
Add peas and cream cheese, stirring to melt the cream cheese and simmer about 15 minutes or until the cream cheese is melted and the peas are cooked.

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