Slow Cooker Leftover Turkey and Wild Rice Stew

  • A delicious hearty and comforting slow cooker wild rice stew made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey or any other extra meat that you have leftover! It's a great way to incorporate leftovers in a different way!

    A delicious hearty and comforting slow cooker wild rice stew made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey or any other extra meat that you have leftover! It's a great way to incorporate leftovers in a different way!

    Being sick over Thanksgiving is no fun but thankfully we have lots of medicine in this house to pretty much cure me temporarily so I can enjoy the Thanksgiving meal! Having leftovers for Thanksgiving is also great because then I can make this slow cooker leftover turkey and wild rice stew to help with my sore throat and stuffy nose. :)

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    A delicious hearty and comforting slow cooker wild rice stew made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey or any other extra meat that you have leftover! It's a great way to incorporate leftovers in a different way!

    If you get the Instant Pot (which if you have Prime, you should have it by Monday!), you could totally make this stew in there to test out the slow cooker function! This totally gives a different meaning to Thanksgiving leftovers. I love this stew. 100% hearty and flavorful but also SO easy to make, especially since the turkey is already made for you! Definitely a great way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers.

    Although, you could honestly make this any time of the year; especially the colder months, with shredded chicken or another meat of your choice.

    A delicious hearty and comforting slow cooker wild rice stew made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey or any other extra meat that you have leftover! It's a great way to incorporate leftovers in a different way!

     

    A delicious hearty and comforting slow cooker wild rice stew made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey or any other extra meat that you have leftover! It's a great way to incorporate leftovers in a different way!

    Slow Cooker Turkey and Wild Rice Stew

    A warm, hearty, and comforting stew to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or any other meat you may have extra of!
    Prep Time: 20 mins
    Cook Time: 3 hrs
    Total Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
    Calories: 486kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 4 cups turkey stock
    • 2 teaspoons turkey base
    • 3 large carrots, diced
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/2 cup wild rice blend
    • 1/4 cup quinoa
    • 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey
    • 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves

    Instructions

    • In the insert of a slow cooker, add turkey stock, turkey base, carrots, onion, spices, wild rice blend, and quinoa.
    • Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours. When finished cooking, stir in turkey and spinach leaves and wilt spinach with residual heat from the stew.
    • Serve warm.

    Notes

    Servings: 2
    Nutrition Facts
    Slow Cooker Turkey and Wild Rice Stew
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 486 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 4g6%
    Carbohydrates 59g20%
    Fiber 8g32%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 53g106%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Tori//Gringalicious.com says:

    Yay for leftover ideas!!!!! This soup sounds like exactly what I’ve been craving. Love it!

  • Sarah says:

    I think you must mean high for 3 hours and low for 5 hours right? This recipe looks delicious. Great way to use the left overs!

    • Julie says:

      LOL yes! I did. That’s what I get for writing this when I’m drugged up on NyQuil!! Thanks for the catch!! ;)

  • Maria @ kitchenathoskins says:

    A feel good soup after all the guilty pleasures!!

  • Waseemers says:

    Any substitute for turkey base?? Would chicken bouillon work or can it just be left out?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Yes! Chicken bouillon would work!

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