Turkey Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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Turkey Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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Two Minnesota delicacies, turkey and wild rice, are the stars of this sensational soup. Be prepared to serve seconds! —Terri Holmgren, Swanville, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 222 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery and onion; cook and stir until tender.
  2. Stir in flour until blended; cook until bubbly. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12 servings (about 3 quarts).
Originally published as Turkey Wild Rice Soup in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p33

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"This is easier and faster to prepare than my normal chicken and wild rice recipe & tastes just as good - maybe better!! I used chicken but I'm sure I will be making it with turkey when it comes time to use up Thanksgiving leftovers!"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Absolutely fantastic! Used chicken (what I had on hand), added mushrooms and a little less flour. Family loves this - thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Made this tonight. It is delicious."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"This soup is so delicious. I always add mushrooms."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"I added mushrooms and also took my turkey drippings and thickened it up and added that to my soup, too. I was delicious have made it after every turkey I make. We have turkey at least once a month."

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