A delicious crockpot turkey recipe, this Crockpot Turkey Corn Chowder is the perfect comfort food recipe for leftover turkey.
Slow Cooker Turkey Corn Chowder Recipe
Corn Chowder is a relatively new food for me. I first heard about it in the Devil Wears Prada back in 2006 and it sounded scrumptious – even if cellulite was one of the main ingredients…
However, I was a student in Canada at the time so corn chowder was in short supply and recipes that took more than 10 minutes rarely happened. It wasn’t until Ella and I visited the Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World that I finally got my first bowl of corn chowder – and it’s been a favorite ever since!
Now, while I wouldn’t call this recipe healthy, I’ve definitely lightened it up quite a bit and there are some healthy additions that make our Crockpot Turkey Corn Chowder a great choice when you want some serious comfort food.
Health benefits of turkey: it is a rich source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, mineral selenium (which is required for thyroid hormone metabolism), the amino acid tryptothan, zinc and vitamin B12.
Garlic’s health benefits are too numerous to note here (they would be an entire blog post in themselves), but a couple of the main benefits are that it helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, contains cancer-fighting anti-oxidants, etc. Read more about the benefits of incorporating garlic into your recipes here.
Onions are anti-inflammatory and high in vitamin C, vitamin B-6, and manganese.
Alright – now on to the recipe!
Crockpot Turkey Corn Chowder Ingredients
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil or butter
- 2 slices bacon, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups turkey, chopped or shredded
- 2 15-ounce cans corn (fresh or cream-style)
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 2 potatoes, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
Tip: add as many extra veggies as you’d like. Potatoes are pretty traditional but swap them out if you’re not a fan.
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How to Make Turkey Corn Chowder in a Slow Cooker
Place oil, bacon, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker.
Cover and heat on high for approximately 10 minutes, until onions are translucent.
Add the corn, potatoes, turkey and broth.
Stir and cover to cook on high about 45 minutes to an hour (on low 2-3 hours).
Add the cream cheese and allow to melt into the broth, approximately 15 minutes.
Season to taste, and then stir in the heavy cream right before serving.
TURKEY CORN CHOWDER TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:
- Crumbled bacon
- Chopped green onion
- Shredded cheese
- Crumbled corn chips
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This crockpot turkey corn chowder is rich, creamy and comforting – everything a good corn chowder should be!