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Close up of a bowl of creamy turkey and dumpling soup. Garnished with a little chopped parsley and black pepper.
Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup is the perfect way to use leftovers from Thanksgiving. It's hearty, full of vegetables, and easy to make. And the best part is the light and fluffy dumplings.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover turkey recipes, turkey dumpling soup, turkey soup
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 868 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 large celery ribs, diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup (35g) all purpose flour
  • 10 cups (2.3 liters) chicken broth/stock
  • 1 cup (235ml) milk or half and half
  • 4 cups (400g) chopped cooked turkey meat
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups (300g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup (180ml) milk
  • 1 large egg
  1. In a large stockpot melt the butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and onion. Cook until onion is softened. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  2. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth, turkey, milk, and poultry seasoning. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Bring soup to a simmer.

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in the milk and egg just until combined and there isn't any dry flour.

  2. Drop batter by 2 tablespoonfuls on top of the soup. Cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer for 15 minutes. Don't peek.

Recipe Notes
  1. To replace poultry seasoning: Use your leftover herbs such as thyme, rosemary, sage, and parsley. Finely chop and add 1-2 tablespoons to your soup. Use 1/2-1 teaspoon in the dumplings.
  2. To make stuffing dumplings: Whisk together 2 large eggs with 1/3 cup of flour. Crumble 2 cups of leftover stuffing over egg mixture. Stir to combine. Use more flour if it is too sticky or add a little water 1 tablespoon at a time if it's too dry to form into balls. Use about 2 tablespoons of stuffing mixture to make dumplings. Drop on top of simmer soup, cover, and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Don't peek!
  3. Canned biscuit dumplings: You can replace the dumplings with canned biscuits. Cut each biscuit into fourths and drop into the simmering soup. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. No peeking!
  4. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition information caluculated using whole milk. 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 868 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 221mg74%
Sodium 401mg17%
Potassium 1473mg42%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 67g134%
Vitamin A 5501IU110%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.