Creamy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe on @whiteonriceThis recipe was originally published in 2012 and re-published in 2018 with updated recipe and new site design! Head over here to the homepage for the full experience. 

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Creamy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe on @whiteonrice

Comforting and Easy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe

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 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

Creamy Turkey Potato Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Total Time:
40 mins
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. 


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic , crushed
  • 1 medium Onion , diced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt , or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked Black Pepper
  • 3 cups unsalted Turkey or Chicken Stock
  • 2 medium Russet Potatoes , peeled & cubed
  • 4 sprigs of fresh Thyme , tied together or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 cup cooked & diced Turkey
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped Chives


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic and onions. Cook for about 3 minutes or until they're brown and fragrant, but not burnt. 

  2. Add turkey stock, potatoes, and thyme and then bring to a boil, stirring along the bottom of the pot to prevent sticking.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add cream and simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

  4. While soup simmers, heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until they just stop sweating (about 3 minutes). Set aside.
  5. Remove from soup from heat and discard thyme sprigs. Allow soup to cool a bit. Blend until smooth. Return soup to pot.

  6. 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. 

  7. Serve in warm bowls and garnish with chopped chives, bread or gluten free crackers/bread for gluten free.

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