Smoked Turkey Wild Rice Soup


Very delicious, very savory, robust, and slightly sweet smoked turkey soup recipe that warms the body and the soul. Serve with cornbread.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 smoked turkey legs

  • 8 cups water

  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon (such as Knorr®)

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 small inner stalk of celery with leaves, chopped

  • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (Optional)

  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice

  • 1 quart half-and-half


  1. Place turkey legs, water, bouillon cubes, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, thyme, marjoram, and curry powder in a soup pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Stir in wild rice. Simmer soup for at least 1 hour. Remove turkey legs; strip meat from the bones and tendons. Chop meat and return it to soup.

  3. Pour in half-and-half and heat to just below a simmer; cook on low heat for about 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

478 Calories
26g Fat
31g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 478
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 1630mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 226mg 17%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 484mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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