Turkey and Wild Rice Cream Soup

  • Yield 8 servings

A marvelous soup to make with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.


6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half
3 cups turkey or chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
1 cup chopped turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the flour and stir until blended. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly; do not allow to brown.
  2. Add the half-and-half and 1 cup of the broth gradually, whisking constantly until blended. Bring to a boil and cook for several minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the remaining 2 cups broth, wild rice, turkey, onion and celery to the half-and-half mixture and mix well.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle into soup bowls.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Dallas, Dallas Dish (Junior League of Dallas, 2005)



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