Perfect for leftover turkey from your holiday meal, this delicious chowder is full of great flavors of the Autumn season. Quite delicious and comforting. Serve it as a meal with a crusty bread or croutons.
Thanksgiving Chowder

Thanksgiving Chowder
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 3/4 Cups winter squash; cut into 1/4-inch cubes, divided
  • 1 3/4 Cups celery root; cut into 1/4-inch cubes, divided
  • 2 Quarts turkey stock
  • 1/2 Cup rice; uncooked
  • 1 1/4 Cups Savoy cabbage; coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/4 Cups turkey meat; cooked and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy kettle. Add the winter squash (such as butternut or Hubbard) and celery root; saute over medium heat 2 minutes. Add the turkey stock, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender and return to the kettle.
  2. Add the remaining squash and celery, and the uncooked rice. Cook the mixture, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the savoy cabbage and cook for 5 minutes, or until the rice and vegetables are tender. Stir in the cubed turkey meat. Heat until hot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Approximate nutritional analysis: 217 calories per 1/4-cup serving: 19g protein, 22g carbohydrates, 6g fat (24% of calories), 5g fiber, 30mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 41% of the Daily Value for vitamin A, 35% for niacin, 25% for vitamin C

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