Quick & Easy Turkey Stew

When the temperature drops, it’s time to head to the kitchen to make a hearty, warming meal.  When I think of cold weather, I immediately think of hearty chilis and stews, bean dishes, pasta meals, slow braises, and casseroles. Plan ahead meals and create a weekly dinner menu to make life less stressful.  It’s easy to incorporate healthy eating while creating comfort foods. Creating meals such as Shrimp or Chicken Jambalaya, Hearty Chicken Chili (white bean chili) to homemade Chicken Pot pies can be comforting to your belly and easy on your waist line. I created a Turkey Stew Yesterday from our left-over smoked turkey that was to die for. It was so quick, easy and delicious,  you must try it!


1 cup of left over turkey ( or more if you have) cut into chunks

1 bag of mixed frozen vegetables (I used fresh carrots, corn, and a few green bean stalks I froze from our garden)

4 potatoes pealed and cubed

1 medium onion

2 celery stalks

2 cups of water

1 T Chicken Bullion

1 T Corn Starch

1 T Keep it Gourmet Smoked Spicey Granulated Onion

1 t Keep it Gourmet Smoked Spicey Granulated garlic

1 T Keep it Spicey Gourmet Smoked Kosher Salt

1 t Keep it Spicey Gourmet Smoked Black Pepper

Twig of Fresh Rosemary (Optional)

In a large pot add water, potatoes, celery and onions. Let simmer for about 15 minutes, add the seasonings, left over turkey and vegetables. Simmer until all ingredients are tender (about another 10 minutes).  Thicken with cornstarch and let simmer about another 5-10 minutes.  We ate ours of course with “Shoodie Bread” made into corn muffins. I placed my “Shoodie Bread” muffin inside the soup in the bowl and broke it up in the soup as I was eating.  YUMMY!