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Turkey Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Turkey Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Turkey Wild Rice Soup

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 249309
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!"

suejjj User ID: 5304276 242849
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!"

sewquilty User ID: 2564016 240503
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Made this tonight. It is delicious."

ABiggie User ID: 5510072 229772
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

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

LisaMGatchek User ID: 6510153 222165
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."

GrammoD User ID: 7054746 217077
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"This is very delicious-we love it!!"

phagen User ID: 8139917 214021
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Delicous soup."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 7085
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"So good. So very, very good."

HOGWriter User ID: 3126553 6923
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"Mushrooms were a terrific addition - we loved the suggestion. Served with hot biscuits, this soup was a comfort food indeed for a cold and rainy fall evening such as we had today."

Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 7051
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"This is so good. I added some mushrooms and a little more flour as I like my soup a little thicker. Very tasty!"

Docsbob User ID: 7105238 2362
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Made this last night and my husband (and I) loved it. Was so simple and tasty. A great way to use leftover turkey! It tasted even better today as leftovers!"

pyrlgyrl User ID: 7085265 5443
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"I doubled the recipe which was a mistake because it was difficult to cook the roux (flour, butter, veggie mix) properly. Next time I will sauté the veggies in a separate pan and make the roux ( flour and butter) by itself. That way it will be cooked and not floury/ chalky feeling in your mouth from uncooked roux. Also I will cut the flour by half and see if I like it better. Seems like quite a bit of flour! Usually butter amount equals flour amount for the roux. So perhaps 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of butter. I did make double like I said and my family enjoyed it. It's extremely thick which is what you want and pretty tasty despite all the flour."

walleye39 User ID: 7540526 6181
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"Yummy Classic wild rice soup, easy to make, didn't last 24 hours for family of five. The picky 13 & 7 year olds loved it."

AuntieRoux User ID: 7517024 5416
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"Absolutely delicious. I added a cup of chopped dried shiitake mushrooms. Would definitely make again!"

dcasper93 User ID: 5324169 6127
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013 Edited Dec. 5, 2013

"Oh wow! This is an easy soup that tastes wonderful, plus you can use your turkey leftovers. My family is already asking for it again!"

JBoomsma User ID: 5553624 7048
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"Quick, easy and very delicious. One of my favorite fall and winter soups."

tremel88m User ID: 7130896 2129
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Very good and comforting! I made a few minor changes. I used chicken instead of turkey, and I also add 1-2 tsp of fresh basil to add additional flavor. Will make again!"

cookingat#8 User ID: 5849143 3768
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"This soup is excellant and very easy to make. My whole family liked it, even my picky 9 yr old."

SChalmers User ID: 4369650 5709
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I recently made this for my family on a cold winter night just before Christmas. Although we added some mushrooms to the veggies, I followed the remaining directions exactly, and the soup turned out wonderful. Great flavor and very filling. Served with beer bread. Great recipe!"

Kay Madden User ID: 7038358 6122
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I have made this exactly as the directions state several times. It is a family fav in my house. Even with my little ones."

Kay Madden User ID: 7038358 3508
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I have made this several times"

PPalfrey User ID: 6827126 4864
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"This was very quick and delicious. Only item i might add in the future is mushrooms."

MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 7037
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"The BEST soup I've ever made! It is very rich, so you might want to make some light sides to go with it, but it's so warming on a cold November evening."

smidgly User ID: 1881608 6118
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"super easy and yummy!"

smidgly User ID: 1881608 5415
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"This was excellent and easy! highly recommend."

CatherineBennet User ID: 3737321 6919
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"This is the BEST Turkey soup recipe in the world. THANK YOU! I have made it for several years."

radcook User ID: 1444409 4018
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"I cant say enough great things about this soup. I have been making it since 1994 when I found the recipe in the Dec/Jan issue of TOH. Its something my whole family loves and requests often."

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