This one-pot chowder combines brightly-colored pumpkin, carrot, celery and onion with hearty turkey and fragrant herbs to create a rich, comforting soup in under an hour.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Turkey and Pumpkin Chowder
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 4 servings

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter

  • 1 Carrot, diced

  • 4 Celery Stalks, diced

  • 1 Onion, diced

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Pieces

  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme, chopped

  • 4 Tablespoons Flour

  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth

  • 1 Cup Milk

  • 1 1/2 Cups Turkey, cooked, diced or pulled

  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped

  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Sea Salt Flakes

  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper


  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onions, and cook for 8 minutes. Add pumpkin pieces and thyme, and cook until bottom of pot begins to brown a little. Add flour, and stir gently with wooden spoon for 2 minutes.

  2. Add broth and milk and reduce heat to low. Cook until chowder thickens, then add turkey, parsley, salt and ground black pepper. Stir to combine and heat through.