Smoky Bacon and Turkey Chowder Recipe

Smoky Bacon & Turkey Chowder


Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free


25 min

30 min


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


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


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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