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Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup is full of rich flavors and creamy comfort, and served with ultra-tender cream biscuits for dipping!

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup in a pottery bowl with fresh biscuits

Easy Turkey Pot Pie Soup

The weather this past week here in Minnesota. Everyone you talk to, it’s a topic of conversation. With temperatures in the upper 80’s and into the 90’s for more than a week straight, at the end of September, it’s just plain odd. Our oldest daughter was even invited to a pool party last Friday evening, a celebration to close out the school week.

Remember, this is Minnesota we’re talking about, where pools are shut down with Labor Day’s final summer hurrah.

Please don’t interpret this as complaining, though. Oh, no. This extension of summer’s warmth feels like a gift to me. I happily accept.

But we all know this summer-like weather will soon be but a memory. And our menu plans will quickly change over from everything on the grill to comfort food on the stovetop and in the oven. For our family, that always means soup. A big pot of steaming, hearty, comfort-your-cold-Minnesota-bones soup.

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup to the comfort food rescue.

* This is a sponsored post, created in partnership with Ferndale Market.

Ferndale Market smoked turkey breast

Add smoked turkey for great flavor 

The preparation of the smoked turkey for this soup recipe could not be any easier than this. I simply purchase a smoked turkey breast from our local Kowalski’s (also available at other local markets and co-ops, just use this store locator) and cut it into cubes. No smoker and hours of preparation required.

Our family has quickly embraced this smoked turkey. It is fully cooked, tender, and has the most beautiful flavor. We tuck this turkey meat into a variety of sandwiches and salads – that often make their way to our girls’ school lunch bags.

Also, I highly recommend the Ferndale Market ground turkey. We eat it weekly, and most often with this taco salad.

The Peterson family of Ferndale Market turkey farm

Meet Ferndale Market

If you don’t already know about the goodness that comes out of Minnesota’s Ferndale Market, I would like to introduce you.

Meet the Peterson family from the Little Cannon River Valley.

Dale Peterson founded his turkey farm in 1939, and shortly thereafter married Fern. Ferndale Market is proud that all of their turkey products bear the names of their founders and first generation.

Now in their third generation, Ferndale Market remains an independent family farm. This legacy is a source of tremendous pride for the Petersons, and we were honored to meet their family and learn about their farm and its practices on a recent visit.

Ferndale Market turkey farm tractor ride

Minnesota is #1 in turkey

Any chance to visit a farm and learn something new, I’m in. You know that.

And touring Ferndale Market, via tractor-pulling-a-hay-wagon, to sit amongst their happy, chatty turkeys in the open pasture, was a great Minnesota experience. Because, did you know…

  • Minnesota is the #1 turkey producing and processing state in the U.S.
  • 450 Minnesota family farmers – many of whom are 3rd, 4th and even 5th generation turkey farmers – raise approximately 44 million to 46 million turkeys annually (!!!)
Ferndale Market turkeys

Ferndale Market’s practices haven’t changed much in the 80 years they’ve been farming. Their turkeys are free-range from early spring to late fall, and moved to fresh pasture weekly during the summer months. They are 100% antibiotic-free and are processed naturally without additives at a USDA facility, without artificial ingredients or nitrates.

In 2008, Ferndale Market opened their on-farm market as a way to support other local farmers and food producers, and connect shoppers to their food. They are proud to partner with over 75 local vendors and carry everything from pastured meats to artisan cheese and chocolate, besides their own turkey products.

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup in a red pot

Once you have a delicious Ferndale Market Smoked Turkey Breast in your hands, treat yourself to a big pot of my turkey pot pie soup!

Of course, you could use other turkey meat as well. When Blake smokes a whole turkey, I’m sure to save some of the meat for this soup and my creamy turkey wild rice soup.

Cream Biscuits on a baking sheet

Turkey Pot Pie Soup Recipe

Because this riff on turkey pot pie is a recipe for soup, there’s obviously no pastry crust to wrap it all up in. But I couldn’t leave out the concept of that buttery, flaky crust.

What to do?


These ultra-tender cream biscuits are the perfect solution, just the thing for dipping into that creamy soup. The biscuits have been a longtime family favorite around here – I know you’ll love them!

a bowl of Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup

My husband is a soup enthusiast through and through, welcoming a bowl of steaming hot soup in spring, summer, winter, or fall. I’m becoming more and more that way, too.

And I’m pretty sure that when the cold temps come our way, we’re all looking for ways to chase away the chills.

Please promise me you’ll put this turkey pot pie soup on your menu during the fall and winter months. Full of rich flavors and creamy comfort, I just know this recipe will quickly become a favorite.

For more soups perfect for winter, check out my Italian sausage soup, chicken wild rice soup, chicken tortilla soup, and Thai chicken soup recipes too.

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Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup in a black bowl


Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Yield: 8 servings
prep time: 25 minutes
cook time: 50 minutes
total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
This soup is full of rich flavors and creamy comfort, and served with ultra-tender cream biscuits for dipping!
4.5 Stars (18 Reviews)


for the smoked turkey pot pie soup:

  • ½ c. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 stalks celery sliced on the diagonal
  • 4 carrots peeled and then sliced on the diagonal
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 8 c. turkey broth
  • 2 c. half and half
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 c. frozen peas
  • 2 c. cubed 1/2″ size peeled gold potatoes
  • 4 c. cubed 1/2″ size Ferndale Market Uncured Boneless Smoked Turkey Breast
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

for the (optional) cream biscuits:


  • In a large heavy pot, melt butter over medium to medium high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and garlic. Stir well and sauté until onion is transparent and softened. Blend in flour, cooking until it bubbles a bit. Gradually add the broth, stirring constantly. Turn up the heat a bit and bring the soup to a low boil. Boil for 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat slightly and add half and half, salt, black pepper, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, peas, potatoes, and smoked turkey. Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender to your liking and the soup is thoroughly warmed. Stir in lemon juice. Taste test to see if soup needs more salt and pepper. Serve with warm biscuits.


from a farmgirl's dabbles

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 469kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 25g Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 12g Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 119mg Sodium: 2575mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 13g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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27 comments on “Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup”

  1. Made this today using left over Turkey that I froze from Thanksgiving. I made it as written except using the leftover turkey. It was so good, awesome and delicious! I wanted to make the rolls, but short on time after work so I had a can of flaky that I made. I peeled off pieces and put them over each bowl. I am glad I found your website. I have spent a while looking around and can’t wait to try some of your others. LOL husband doesn’t like turkey, but liked this, so kudos to you!

  2. Phi @ SweetPhi.com

    This looks so good!! Thanks for including a link to a recipe from my site in ‘other turkey recipes’ – really appreciate that girl!

  3. Liren | Kitchen Confidante

    Those turkeys look so content and happy! I love learning about the farms behind such good food and recipes like this. Pure comfort!!!

  4. Deu uma baita vontade de comer essa sopa agora. Ela é ideal para comer no jantar, é o horário que mais gosto de comer sopa, muito fácil de fazer e economiza tempo para fazer outras coisa. Amei.

  5. Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats

    Hi Brenda! Your Smoked Turkey Pot Pie Soup looks so warm and comforting – perfect now that the weather is cooling down. I had no idea that Minnesota is the #1 turkey producing state – very cool! :)

  6. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I saw these biscuits on IG the other day and was excited to see what you were making! This pot pie sounds YUM! I need to get some of that smoked turkey!

    1. Seems like once I make a batch of those biscuits, I need to follow up with another batch in short order. Our family likes them so much! Thanks, Taylor – I know you’d really like this turkey. 

  7. I had no idea Minnesota was the number one turkey producing state! Beautiful recipe and love the story of this third generation family farm.

    1. Yes, Minnesota helps keep the turkey in Thanksgiving, that’s for sure! The Petersons are a great family, so glad to know you appreciate their story. Thanks, Naomi.