Turkey and Wild Rice Soup {Slow Cooker}

Dinner, Slow Cooker

 

Soup season is here!!  It’s really here!  We have had two dustings of snow on the mountains in the last week and the cool mornings are so beautiful.

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup is absolutely comfort food.  My husband and girls loved it and I was more than happy to eat it two nights in a row.  Pair it with warms rolls and you have yourself a belly full of love.

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

If you follow me on Instagram @Joyfulmomma or on Facebook @JoyfulMommasKitchen, you saw the little cheat that I use when making quick soups and casseroles.  We all have those days where even a slow cooker meal needs to come together quicker than you can chop vegetables.  I found frozen chopped carrots, onions, and celery at Walmart for $1.26.  Um….Yes Please!!  I tossed that bag of frozen veggies in the sauté pan with some butter to sizzle away while I got everything else in the slow cooker. Seriously…perfect!

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Turkey and Wild Rice Soup {Slow Cooker}

10 cups chicken stock (I used 2 boxes and 1 can and called it good)

1 cup uncooked wild rice

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup yellow onion, diced

2 celery ribs, diced

3 carrots, peeled and diced

1/2 tsp pepper

2 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken

2 Tbsp chicken soup base (better than bouillon is wonderful)

4 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup flour

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup half and half

1 Tbsp dried parsley flakes

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1. Sauté veggies in 2 Tbsp butter for 10 minutes.

2. Add 8 cups (two boxes) chicken broth, uncooked wild rice, 1/2 tsp pepper and chicken soup base to slow cooker.  Stir in sautéed veggies and cooked turkey.  Cook on low 6-8 hours.

3. 30 minutes before serving melt 4 Tbsp butter in a medium sauce pan and slowly stir in flour.  Whisk in cream, half and half, 2 cups broth (1 can), and seasonings (parsley, salt, pepper)  Stir until thick and bubbly.  Add to crock pot and stir well.  Let heat for 30 minutes.

Serve with warm bread.  ENJOY!

*When you reheat this to have leftover it will be nice and thick.  My husband likes this but to stretch it just further, I add more broth and heat.  Perfection!

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