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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup is a quick, creamy, and cozy meal the whole family will enjoy. You’ll get all the comfort food goodness of classic pot pie with a fraction of the work!

overhead shot of a cream colored bowl filled with turkey pot pie soup and topped with a piece of puff pastry square.

Are you a pot pie person? As a self-professed aficionado of all things soup and gravy, I am a big fan. Hello, Chicken Pot Pie! Whatever your pot pie persuasion, I hope you’ll give this easy soup a try. It’s like the best creamy pot pie filling, but as a cozy soup that you can whip up in about half an hour. You get all the good vibes in a fraction of the time. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.

Ingredients for Turkey Pot Pie Soup

  • Butter and Olive Oil: For sautéing the veggies.
  • Onion, Carrot, and Celery: Also known as mirepoix (pronounced “meer-pwah”).
  • Fresh Garlic: Or you can use garlic granules or powder.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is perfect for thickening the creamy sauce.
  • Potatoes: Peel and dice a couple of potatoes – I use russets. 
  • Dried Herbs: I use dried rosemary and thyme, but you can use sage and parsley, basil and oregano, etc.
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Broth: Chicken broth, vegetable broth, and homemade chicken broth are all good options.
  • Half and Half: For the creamy finish.
  • Turkey: Shred your leftover turkey meat and remove any skin.
  • Peas: Frozen peas add a nice pop of color, texture, and sweetness.
  • Parsley: For garnish.

How to Make Turkey Pot Pie Soup

  1. Cook the Garlic and Mirepoix. Melt the butter and olive oil in a Dutch oven (or a soup pot) over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook for about a minute. Add the garlic, diced carrots, and celery. Cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add the Flour, Potatoes, and Seasonings. Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir well to coat. Add the potatoes to the pot, along with the herbs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the Liquids. Stir in the chicken broth and the half & half and bring to a boil. Then simmer the soup until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the Turkey and Peas. Stir the shredded turkey and peas into the soup and cook for just a few more minutes, or until the turkey is heated through and the peas are tender.
  5. Enjoy! Taste the finished soup for salt and pepper, and adjust as needed. Ladle it into bowls, and serve warm.
ladle scooping out turkey pot pie soup from a pot.

Recipe Tips

  • Use Chicken: This is also a great soup to make with leftover shredded chicken.
  • Add Veggies: To finish the soup, sauté some sliced mushrooms or asparagus tips in butter with a little salt. Generously garnish the finished soup with them.
  • Add Puff Pastry Squares: Cut up puff pastry dough into little squares and bake per the directions on the package. Top the soup with a pastry square and serve.
  • Add Bacon: A little bit of crisply cooked bacon also makes an amazing garnish!
  • Make It Lighter: Omit the potatoes and peas in favor of cauliflower florets, extra carrots, cut green beans, etc.

Serving Suggestions

This creamy turkey pot pie soup is a meal in one pot, but it also goes really well with a wedge of this easy No Knead Skillet Cheese Bread. A perfect Caprese Stuffed Avocado half makes a colorful side dish, and these Parmesan Panko Asparagus Fries are a great treat for any occasion!

overhead shot of a cream colored bowl filled with turkey pot pie soup and topped with a piece of puff pastry square.

Storing Leftover Soup

  • This soup can be cooled down and refrigerated for 3 to 4 days or frozen for 2 to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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5 from 5 votes

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup

All the comfort food goodness of classic pot pie, with a fraction of the work! Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup is a quick, creamy one-pot meal the whole family will love.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy soup, homemade soup, thanksgiving leftover recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 226kcal


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced (make sure to dice the potatoes because if they are too big, they won't cook up as quickly)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 3 cups shredded leftover turkey meat
  • 1 cup frozen peas, or rinsed canned peas
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Melt butter and heat up olive oil in a large Dutch oven or soup-pot set over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  • Stir in carrots and celery; continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with flour; mix and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in potatoes, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper; stir to combine.
  • Stir in the chicken broth and half & half; increase heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in the shredded turkey and peas; continue to cook for a couple more minutes, or until heated through.
  • Taste soup for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley.
  • Serve.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2862IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg


  • Beth
    Dec 27, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    5 stars
    That looks so good! This is how you use leftover turkey. I’ll have to make this tomorrow.

  • Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    Dec 28, 2021 at 9:35 am

    5 stars
    This needs to be added to our weeknight dinner rotation!

  • Cathy
    Jan 7, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Love this twist on traditional pot pie!

  • Susan Odiseos
    Jan 9, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    5 stars
    any suggestions for making this dairy free – coconut milk, maybe?

  • Susan Odiseos
    Jan 9, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Any suggestions for making this dairy free – coconut milk or cream, maybe?

    • Katerina
      Jan 11, 2022 at 7:05 am

      Yes, that will definitely work.

  • Martha
    Nov 26, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    5 stars
    I made this soup tonight and it is amazing. Tastes so good. I can’t wait to make with chicken. I will make the skillet bread to go with it next time. Yum!!!

    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Nov 29, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      That’s great! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  • Kristina
    Nov 25, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    5 stars
    Great way to use leftover turkey. Didn’t have celery and used frozen diced potatoes because that’s all I had. It was delicious! Used a fall leaf cookie cutter on pillsbury pie dough and baked that to put on top of soup. Yummy. Will definitely make again


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