Smoky Bacon and Turkey Chowder Recipe

Smoky Bacon & Turkey Chowder

Servings

Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free

8

25 min

30 min

Yes

Smoky bacon adds tons of flavor to this hearty turkey chowder. Perfect for your lunch menu during cooler months, or as a side option all year round.

Naturally Hickory Smoked Dry Aged Bacon Slices

This recipe is made with

Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon, Uncooked

Product Information

Ingredients

8 ounces Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon
1 large shallot, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
8 cups turkey or chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups raw sweet potato, peeled and chopped
4 cups cooked turkey meat, shredded or chopped
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Step 1
Chop bacon into 1-inch pieces. Fry bacon in medium sauté pan until just crisp. Remove about 1/4 cup of bacon, crumble and set aside for garnish.

Step 2

Add shallots and celery to bacon and grease in pan, cooking until soft, about 5 minutes. Add turkey stock, whipping cream and shredded cheddar cheese; whisk until melted and mostly smooth.

Step 3

Add sweet potato, turkey, parsley and liquid smoke. Simmer about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Whisk in xanthan gum and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Serve hot, garnished with reserved cooked bacon and more fresh thyme leaves.

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