Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup is an easy dump and go turkey and wild rice soup recipe that’s the perfect use for that leftover turkey!

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup is hearty, comforting, and the perfect dump and go recipe for your leftover turkey! @FlavortheMoments

This is the last day I’ll be posting this week because tomorrow I’ll be in the throes of all things Thanksgiving.  And I’m sure you will be too!  I made this Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup last year with my turkey leftovers and loved it, but didn’t get around to photographing it.  I made it again last week after I made my roasted turkey, and barely got photos before it was gone.

Better late than never. šŸ™‚

This soup is a no-frills recipe, because it doesn’t need any.  Unless you think Homemade Turkey Stock is a frill?  Because that made all the difference in the world here.

I’ve said it before…when I was in cooking school all of our dishes were so phenomenal, and the homemade stock was a lot of the reason.  Beside the fact that we were taught by an amazing instructor of course!  

Homemade stock was the foundation of every dish, whether it was chicken, beef, or vegetable.  The flavor is unmatched, and it has a silky mouthfeel that you don’t get from store bought.

This soup has all of the familiar ingredients of turkey soup — onion, garlic, celery, and carrot, with the fun addition of wild rice.  I prefer to use rice or quinoa over pasta in my soups because pasta makes it much heavier to me.  

I love the color and texture of the wild rice too — it makes it so much more harvest-y, if you will. šŸ™‚

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup is hearty, comforting, and the perfect dump and go recipe for your leftover turkey! @FlavortheMoments

Aside from the homemade stock, the fresh thyme makes this turkey wild rice soup special too.  I have an abundance in my garden, which I’ll never complain about, and it added some fresh herb pizzazz to my soup.

The best part about this soup is that you can dump all the ingredients into your slow cooker, turn it on, and dinner is on it’s way.  I left mine on low for 7 hours while I went on my son’s field trip to see the play The Lion King (loved it by the way!), and came home to a hot bowl of comforting soup.  You just can’t beat that.

I’ll be making this Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup the day after Thanksgiving again…you better believe it.   It’s so delicious, and I hope you have enough turkey leftover to make it too.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup is hearty, comforting, and the perfect dump and go recipe for your leftover turkey! @FlavortheMoments

Hungry for more soup?  Check out all of my Soup recipes.

Things you’ll need for this soup!

Dry Brined Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

Easy Homemade Turkey Stock

Simple Herb and Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast

 

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup is an easy dump and go turkey and wild rice soup recipe that's the perfect use for that leftover turkey!

Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large celery stalk, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded leftover turkey (breast or thigh meat)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice blend
  • 6 cups Easy Homemade Turkey Stock
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs (the leaves will have fallen off). Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and enjoy!

Notes

  • The wild rice may be replaced with quinoa, farro, or orzo if you prefer.
  • This soup freezes well!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 337mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 15g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

 

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