Turkey, Mushroom, and Potato Soup

Sometimes the best recipes happen completely by accident. That’s how this delicious soup happened. It was late yesterday afternoon when I realized that I had absolutely nothing planned for supper. The grandkids were getting hungry and it was either get in the kitchen and cook or go out. Honestly, I was so tired I would have just skipped dinner rather than put forth the effort of making myself presentable for going out. So into the kitchen I went.

I started pulling out Thanksgiving leftovers that I thought might go together in a soup. And, my word, what a delicious soup it turned out to be! All that leftover celery, onions, potatoes, and mushrooms combined with the turkey and stock to make a flavorful and nutritious soup that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Even the kids. Though I did have to fish all the mushrooms out of their bowls. Still.

Start by sauteing some celery, onions, and mushrooms with butter in a soup pot. Then just add the stock, cream of chicken soup, potatoes, turkey, and seasonings. Let that all simmer together just until the potatoes are cooked through. Top individual servings with grated cheese.


Turkey, Mushroom, and Potato Soup
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make this satisfying turkey soup.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 tblsp. butter
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 32 oz. chicken or turkey stock
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups diced Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 cups diced, cooked turkey
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 oz. grated Fontina cheese
  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot. Add the celery, onions, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until celery and onions are wilted and mushrooms and cooked down (about 6-7 minutes).
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a strong simmer and cook until potatoes are done (about 15-20 minutes).
  3. Serve in individual bowls topped with grated cheese.
All text and photographs on Never Enough Thyme are copyright protected. Please do not use any material from this site without obtaining prior permission. If you'd like to post this recipe on your site, please create your own original photographs and either re-write the recipe in your own words or link to this post.


Other turkey soup recipes you might enjoy from around the internet:

What I was up to…

Never miss a recipe!
Subscribe now to receive new posts by email.

Enter your email address below to get each new post via email. We promise we'll never send spam or give your email address to anyone else.


  1. says

    Lana, I just wanted to let you know I used your Turkey & Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe for the 3rd year in a row, and once again they were both HUGE hits with the family! Thank you SO much for a recipe that makes cornbread dressing that tastes like my mom’s.

    Guess what I’m gonna try next? (Uh huh -this soup recipe that sounds sooo good.) Thank you!

    • says

      I’m so glad to hear that you’ve been using this recipe and enjoying it so much! And I’ll bet you’re going to love that soup as well.

  2. says

    You are so right…. soup is almost always an ad lib dish for us and probably why we love making it. I love the look of your soup and have been craving something similar. Perfect! Especially with those big slices of mushrooms! Wow!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>