30-Minute Turkey Stew


30-Minute Turkey Stew

30-Minute Turkey Stew
35 Min

Got leftover turkey? Our 30-Minute Turkey Stew will breathe new life into your leftovers and no one will ever guess how you did it. This hearty one-pot meal is sure to stick to your ribs and stretch your food budget, making it one of the best leftover turky recipes out there. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups leftover cooked turkey, pulled apart into 1-inch pieces

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over high heat. Add celery and onion, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Add potatoes, carrots, chicken broth, sage, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 15 to 18 minutes, or until potatoes are almost fork-tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small bowl, combine water and flour; mix well. Pour into soup pot and stir until thickened. Add turkey and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until turkey is hot, stirring occasionally.


Before You Start Cooking!

  • If you enjoyed this leftover turkey recipe for 30-Minute Turkey Stew, check out our collection of 33 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Leftovers.
  • And if you looking for more delicious ways to use turkey, or even chicken, you'll love our collection of Easy Pot Pie Recipes! 
  • Is cooking that Thanksgiving turkey every year a little rough? No worries! Howard's got some easy turkey tips to get you through the holidays!
  • Fun Fact! 
    • The turkey is more interesting than it looks. Did you know that male turkeys are called “gobblers,” after the “gobble” call they make to announce themselves to females (which are called “hens”)? They also use this gobble to compete with other males. Other turkey sounds include “purrs,” “yelps” and “kee-kees.” We're just wondering what sound you need to make to call them for dinner?


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 329
  • Calories from Fat 46
  • Total Fat 5.1g 8 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 35g 71 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 87mg 29 %
  • Sodium 981mg 41 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 35g 12 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23 %
  • Sugars 5.9g 0 %

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I make a soup on the order of this!! Three or four days after Thanksgiving EVERYTHING left over goes in the pot,and i add a bag of stew veggies. Try it !! It tastes great


it was yummy!!! i used chicken instead of the turkey,it was very good family loved it

I'm impressed. This is the best turkey stew that I made for supper tonight. I had roasted a couple turkey wings that I got from a local meat shop and used the bones to boil with the chicken stock. Instead, I had used poultry seasoning with rosemary and bay leaf. When I found it to be too peppery, I had incorporated some half-half cream and a little splash of lemon juice along with the flour and water thicken. This helped reduce the taste of the pepper. I also added the drippings from the roast to add more turkey flavor and salt of course. I served it with rice and made it more heartier. The kids really enjoyed it and I would prefer to make this again rather than turkey soup.

THIS WILL BE MY **SECOND** time making this! I didn't have sage so I switched it up and used Thyme. Still yummy! I made it over rice! Thank you for the yummy recipe!!

Fantastic! The entire family raved about it and had seconds! I was out of potatoes and sage so I took another reviewer's advice and used rice instead. I replaced the sage with poultry seasoning and added some bay leaves and rosemary.

I made Turkey soup today with left over stock I had frozen. made much the same as this recipe but substituted rice for the potatoes did not add sage, but since I was using meat from the turkey bones, it would have had sage in that. I used chicken broth in mine. Also added peas and corn and swiss chard from last summers garden. Hubby had his with gluten free corn muffins and I had mine with a whole wheat biscuit. I did not add flour to thicken, we like the broth as is.

I was looking for something besides just turkey soup to make with tons of leftover turkey. I made this as written except I substituted vegetable broth for chicken broth. Sooooo good. Really really good. I have left over stew now and added just a little bit (1 tsp) more flour to thicken it a little more and threw it into a double piecrust for a turkey pot pie I can freeze for later.

ooh its so good

I will give a review ofthe turkey 30 min. turkey stew..after I make and taste..

I'm making this today. Rifgt now I have the turkey carcass,onions,celery,bay leaves & carrots in the pressure cooker making the broth. Then I finish it off on the stove. We are diabetic so will use sweet potatoes instead of white and I have some zucchinni & yellow squash in the fridge to add also,plus garlic & pepper. It's gonna be good!

i tried this lastnight and it is soooo good!!!and i dont really eat turkey like that!!!!

I'm anxious for Thanksgiving to be able to try this. Never knew what to do with left over Turkey,but to make Turkey Sandwiches.

Was good... in addition to the sage and the pepper I added 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon fresh finely chopped garlic - thanks for helping me use my leftovers. Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving!

Making this tonight... using a bag of frozen stew veggies with leftover turkey.

This was delicious! I've made it twice, perfect on a cold rainy day. Works well using chicken. I added an additional 2 Tbs of corn starch with a little water to thicken.

This is great! Very easy and very good. I used sweet potatoes instead of white. Gave it a little sweetness. :)

Going to try this tomorrow, sounds so good.


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