Creamy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe & Updated Blog Design

Creamy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe on @whiteonrice

It only took us over a year and a half to finally get the second phase of our blog re-design completed since we shared our first phase. Blame it on changes to the garden, a new puppy, a cookbook and life getting in the way, but we’re so happy to have finished it. It also helps to have Paul from Zel Creative, our genius web guru to execute our design ideas in a matter of weeks. He’s swift, efficient and a technical genius.

So, Welcome! To see to our upgraded homepage design just click on Home and you’ll see some new changes.

What we’ve always wanted to have was a streamlined homepage to help organize all our content and categories. We love writing about so many topics that sometimes the diversity of what we share gets lost. We’re hoping this new layout will help you all keep up with our blog updates on different topics. Let us know what you think!

Also, our goal is to use our design to highlight favorite links, recipes and great things we find on the web and from blog friends. Once we get settled in on familiarizing ourselves with the back-end of the new design, we’ll be sharing our favorite finds!

Creamy Turkey Potato Soup Recipe on @whiteonrice

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: 4 servings

Total Time: 40 min


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher or Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked Black Pepper
  • 2½ cups unsalted Turkey or Chicken Stock
  • 2 medium Russet Potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 4 sprigs of fresh Thyme, tied together
  • 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 and garlic. Cook 1 minute, then add onion, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  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.
  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. Blend until smooth. Return soup to pot.
  6. Heat soup over low heat. Add mushrooms and diced turkey. Allow to heat for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve in warm bowls and garnish with chopped chives, bread or gluten free crackers/bread for gluten free.
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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Tom

    Made up a pot of the soup this afternoon with some modifications to fit my wife’s peculiar diet. Taste is scrumptious. Thanks very much.

  2. Jennifer

    Made this soup tonight after stumbling on the recipe during a Google search for turkey and potatoes. Very good. I added some gouda in there after I blended it. Delicious!

  3. Cassie

    Im making this as we speak! it smells delicious. I added bacon to mine, because. well, I LOVE BACON! I hope it tastes as good as it smells! thanks for the recipe!

  4. joy

    I made this soup tonight and it was wonderful (and I’m not much of a soup person). I did make a few changes, nothing major; I doubled or tripled the mushrooms because half a cup looked pitiful when I added them and I think I used extra turkey as well (eyeballed it till it looked good). I probably ate half the pot for dinner. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Healthy Food

    Good to see your recipe. This is also delicious.

  6. jenjenk

    Love. LOVE the new blog design!!! it is a thing of beauty!!! The best part of it is the ease of navigation!!!!!!

  7. fabiola@notjustbaked

    I love love the new look, very clean cut. I also love any soups with potato and creaminess. I am so adding this to my list of things to make when it actually turns into fall. It has been warm here int he Northwest but just cool enough at night that I may get to making this soon.

  8. Vijitha

    I am loving this new design. Super neat and clean. I am so looking forward your cookbook. The soup sounds perfect to welcome autumn.

  9. Nancy/SpicieFoodie

    Hi Todd and Diane,
    Your re-design looks beautiful. But then again all of your work is beautiful. I cannot wait for your cookbook! The soup looks so comforting and delicious.

  10. Julia |

    What a beautiful looking soup!

  11. Shut Up & Cook

    I should really make a practice of not reading your blog while hungry…it’s just torture. Congrats on the new design. Excited to explore it!

  12. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    I’ve made turkey soup many times, but never a creamy version. This looks so comforting and wonderful! Love it!

  13. Gilbert

    Wow- the redesign looks amazing! It really showcases your awesome photography too.

  14. Julia @ Live Pretty

    Love the design … such a great way to see everything you have to offer on the site. Great job!

  15. Diane, A Broad

    I love the new design, and this soup sounds like pre-Thanksgiving in a bowl! Thanks as always.

  16. Janis

    The new design is very user-friendly….especially like the recipe sections…beautiful!

  17. purelytwins

    love the new design!!! so clean and easy to follow!

  18. Loretta E

    The new design looks absolutely beautiful!

  19. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Yup, all the fall flavors are coming soon! I love the clean, simple design of the blog too 🙂

  20. Emily

    Both blog design and soup look delicious!

  21. Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal

    Love the redesign – I always enjoy visiting your blog. Though you have heavy contents, but the layout make things look so easy to find and read. Most importantly, clutter free!

  22. LiztheChef

    Very organized – love the new look with lots of info at our fingertips…

  23. JulieD

    I just love about any potato soup, it looks so comforting! I love your new home page!! I have been working on revamping mine too, can’t wait to share it!

  24. TheKitchenWitch

    Cookbook?!! Aggg, I can’t believe I missed that news! If I had a tail, it would be wagging like Hell right now. I love it when amazing things happen to terrific people. Congrats from my head to my toes, Diane and Todd. You deserve this.

    ps: the blog renovation is great too–I was just so gorked out by the cookbook news that it took me a minute to notice. xoxo

  25. Kate@Diethood

    Oh my yumminess, that soup sounds incredible!
    The blog design is also beautiful. I love the soft grays and browns…very welcoming.

  26. Kimberly Murray

    Love the new homepage redesign! It helped me to discover some content that I had missed.

  27. jennyonthespot

    Lovely lovely!!! Isn’t it a treat to get a little site refresh?! 🙂

    This recipe looks DELICIOUS! I think this need to go on me must-try list! So excited for fall – let the soup making begin!!!

  28. Sarah @ Snap a Bite

    That soup looks delicious and silky soft. Just the thing I could use right now to help cure my sore throat.
    Congrats on the layout changes, it looks great 🙂

  29. Beth @Pathway to Asia

    Your website looks great! Congratulations and more power to you!

    Btw, that soup sure looks hearty and appetizing. Maybe bread with bits of cranberry in it can be a perfect partner for this? 🙂

  30. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Congrats on the blog changes! I’ve always loved your site’s layout and design and congrats on making it even more of what you wanted. It’s great! (but it was before too :))

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