Kathy's Perfect Turkey Bisque

Kathy's Perfect Turkey Bisque

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Kathy McQuillen 1

"Savory turkey alternative for the slow cooker."
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8 h 45 m servings 266 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.2 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 528 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the turkey thigh until both sides are brown, about 8 minutes per side. Remove and discard skin, return the thigh to the skillet, and cook until the skinless side is golden brown, about 8 minutes more. Remove the turkey thigh, and pour the Merlot wine into the skillet. Scrape and dissolve the browned flavor bits and drippings from the bottom of the skillet into the wine, bring to a boil, then reduce the wine to about 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the turkey thigh into a slow cooker, and pour in the reduced wine, water, thyme, rosemary, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cover the cooker, set to Low, and cook for 4 hours. Stir in the tomato sauce, and cook an additional 4 hours; then remove the turkey thigh, and separate the meat from the bone. Return the meat to the slow cooker. Bring back to a simmer, pour in the half-and-half. Stir the cream sherry into the soup to serve.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.



I wish I could give this recipe 3.5 stars. This recipe had a lot of potential, and as a base it was good. The texture was not right to eat as a soup, with nothing but shredded meat and broth, so...

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