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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup

This creamy turkey dumpling soup is the perfect dish to serve up after the holidays. Using leftover turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole in a new way is always quite exciting!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 360kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: $8.97 Recipe / $0.89 Serving

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter ($0.38)
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped ($0.14)
  • ½ cup celery chopped ($0.12)
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced (about 1 cup) ($.70)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms ($1.49)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced ($0.05)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme ($0.10)
  • 1 teaspoon salt ($0.10)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper ($0.10)
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder ($0.20)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground sage ($0.05)
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg ($0.02)
  • cup flour ($0.03)
  • 1 can (10.5 ounce) cream of mushroom ($0.58)
  • 6 cups water ($0.00)
  • 2 cups milk ($0.19)
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes ($0.46)
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked turkey meat ($3.10)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh green beans, optional ($0.58)
  • 16 ounce canned biscuits ($0.58)

Instructions

  • Add butter to a large pot over medium-high heat and cook until melted.
  • Stir in the chopped carrots, celery, onion, and mushrooms.
  • Add the garlic and stir. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the thyme, salt, pepper, onion powder, sage, and nutmeg. Mix until combined.
  • Whisk in the flour to combine and then let cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add in your condensed soup and stir to combine.
  • Add in the water, milk, and mashed potatoes. Stir until the potatoes are mostly dissolved and the broth looks smooth.
  • Add the turkey and chopped green beans. Stir.
  • Bring the soup to a boil and while the soup is heating prep the biscuits by cutting them into 8 pieces each.
  • Once the soup is boiling, add the biscuits to the pot.
  • Reduce the heat to low and then cover the pot with a lid.
  • Cook covered on low heat for 20 minutes. Stir halfway to prevent stuff from sticking at the bottom of the pot.
  • Remove lid and stir again. remove the soup from the heat.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Recipe Tips

  • You can swap out the cream of mushroom for cream of chicken if desired.
  • You could also swap out the fresh green beans for leftover green bean casserole.
  • I include nutmeg in this soup to help give it a flavor kick and a bit of warm undertone. It's one of my favorite things to do when making a comforting soup recipe and has been a trick of mine for years.
  • You can use any canned biscuits for the dumplings. I used Dollar General's Butter flavored biscuits, but you can use Pillsbury, store brand, or any other biscuits as long as the flavor is either original or complementing to the soup (like butter).
  • This soup would taste great served alongside a simple green salad or heart crusty bread with butter. 

Storage

  • This creamy turkey soup with potatoes is good for about 3 or 4 days if kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend eating it within 2 days for the best textures and flavors.
  • This is not a good soup to freeze. When thawed and reheated the textures won't be as good. I recommend eating this soup within a few days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3mg