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Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

A dear friend brought me some of this soup when I was ill—and it instantly hit the spot. I asked her for the recipe and I've made it several times since, especially when I have leftover turkey to use up. Now I like to take it to friends when they're not feeling well. It's just the filling meal to warm you up on a cold, wintry day! —Doris Cox, New Freedom, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and mushrooms in butter until onion is tender. Add water, broth and rice mix with seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in turkey and cream; heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 364 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 857mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • BaileyMom5
    Feb 9, 2020

    I have been making this soup from Taste of Home for a very long time. My kids love this soup and ask for it each Thanksgiving. I make even when the holidays are not here.

  • juliekbelle
    Jan 8, 2020

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  • Koloe
    Dec 19, 2019

    Taste great. Easy to make. My one negative is that if you don't eat it right away, it becomes a hot dish (casserole) instead of a soup. Which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I brought it to work in a crockpot for our Christmas Party and it was a hit. Several people asked for the recipe.

  • Butcher2boy
    Nov 2, 2019

    Delicious! Had some leftover smoked wild turkey and it was great.

  • toolbarsco
    Oct 22, 2019

    I love this recipe. It is quick and easy and delicious.

  • Amy
    Feb 9, 2018

    I have made this soup several times. It is so flavorful and comforting. I use rotisserie chicken instead of the turkey. I also add carrots and celery. It is a family favorite now.

  • mkfrazier
    Oct 2, 2014

    Even better with fresh mushrooms!

  • BaileyCook
    Nov 23, 2012

    This soup has become a tradition in my family. The day after Thanksgiving or anytime we have left over turkey, I make this soup. It is hearty and great on cool days. Don't wait only for Thanksgiving to make this soup though.

  • punkysquirrel
    Dec 30, 2011

    This was an excellent way to use up the remaining smoked turkey from Christmas. I didn't use the mushrooms since we didn't have any on hand, but I suppose I could have substituted some chopped carrots instead (I didn't think about this until the soup was almost done). My family loved this, and we will be making it again in the future! It's perfect for using up all that leftover turkey from the holidays.

  • leslielou22
    Oct 18, 2011

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