Every Thanksgiving, I’m left with a ton of turkey. This year my mother in law called and asked if we really needed a turkey if only a few of us actually ate turkey.


I almost shouted into the phone. I’m so adamant about getting a turkey because I love, love, love making broth with the carcass. Turkey broth is one of my favorites, but I only get to make it once a year. And I’m not about to give that up. You can check out how I make bone broth here.

Anyway, so I’m racking my brain trying to this of what the hell to make with the massive amount of leftover turkey meat I have. I made paleo & grain free tacos, I made turkey salad. So I head to the fridge and realize I’ve also got a ton of leftover celery, carrots, cream, onions, fresh sage and fresh thyme. A Thanksgiving soup was born. It’s basically turkey pot pie soup. I didn’t have peas on hand but you can add those too!

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Turkey Pot Pie Soup


  • 3.5 cups bone broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream (raw and grass-fed or use coconut cream)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 carrots, slices
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 small peeled potato, diced
  • one onion, diced
  • 2 cups shredded turkey
  • 5 sage leaves, chopped, about 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1 tsp of dried sage
  • optional: top with parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a big pot.
  2. Add the onions, carrots, potato and celery.
  3. Let cook until onions are soft.
  4. Add the broth and cover the pot, letting it simmer for about twenty minutes, or until the carrots have softened.
  5. Add the turkey and herbs.
  6. Let them heat through.
  7. Add the cream last.
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Turkey Pot Pie Soup - great for Thanksgiving leftovers! Easy lunch or dinner recipe! Paleo and gluten-free!

7 responses on “Turkey Pot Pie Soup

  1. Marie

    My very very favorite way to make yummy soup with leftover turkey is to add some of the gravy to the bone broth with all the other goodies. Give it a try next time.

    This looks delicious!

  2. Kelly

    I usually have a difficult time getting my husband to try new things. I made this soup after making up a batch of turkey stock, and disappeared to do projects for a couple of days. My husband told me he has eaten the soup 3 times! I was lucky to get even a bowl! It was yummy! Thank you

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