Creamy Turkey Potato Soup in a bowlThis recipe was originally published in 2012 and re-published in 2020 with a new recipe video. 

Comforting and Easy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe

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Video: Creamy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe

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Creamy Turkey Potato Soup in a bowl with toast

While working on the website and other projects, we’ve been indulging in early Thanksgiving. Food shoots have stuffed the studio with wonderful dessert, turkey recipes and soup dishes that we get to sustain on. It’s perks like these that make us love our jobs so much and most importantly, to have Thanksgiving dinner in September!

This creamy turkey soup recipe from La Brea Bakery was a star favorite that we just couldn’t stop eating. As Summer weather starts to fade away, soup becomes so much more appealing. Just tear apart a crusty loaf of bread and dive head first into this turkey soup to welcome Fall.

It’s such a simple, elegant and satisfying soup. Sometimes the best meals are humble and honest ones that only require great bread and a bowl of comfort.

-diane and todd

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Creamy Turkey Potato Soup

For more flavor, cook some bacon on the pan instead of the olive oil. Once fat is rendered, remove bacon from the pan and cook the garlic and onions in the bacon fat. Chop the bacon and top the soup with the crispy bacon. 
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  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) Olive Oil , divided
  • ½ cup (50 g) Mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 medium (1 medium) Onion , diced
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) Garlic , crushed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Kosher Salt , or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) fresh cracked Black Pepper
  • 3 cups (700 ml) Chicken or Turkey Stock
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Cream (or half & half or milk or milk alternatives-unsweetened soy milk, almond milk, etc.- depending on your preference)
  • 1 lb. (454 g) Russet Potatoes , peeled & cubed (2 medium or 1 large)
  • 4 sprigs (4 sprigs) fresh Thyme , tied together or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup (240 ml) cooked & diced Turkey
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) fresh chopped Chives (optional)


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat then add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms until they just stop sweating (about 3 minutes). Remove the mushrooms from the pot and set them aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onions and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes or until they're lightly browned and fragrant, but not burnt. 
  • Add stock, cream, potatoes, and thyme and then bring to a boil, stirring along the bottom of the pot to prevent sticking. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove from soup from heat and discard thyme sprigs. Allow soup to cool a bit. Blend until smooth. Return soup to pot.
  • Heat soup over low heat. Add mushrooms and diced turkey. Allow to heat for at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste the soup and add additional salt and pepper, to taste. 
  • Serve in warm bowls and garnish with optional chopped chives, bread or gluten free crackers/bread for gluten free.


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 353kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 510mg, Potassium: 806mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 349IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2mg