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Leftover Turkey and Dumplings Recipe (Dairy Free, Gluten Free Option)

This Leftover Turkey and Dumplings is the coziest bowl of comfort food! Rich, thick, hearty, herby, and high-protein.  A great way to use cooked Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to enjoy this great cold weather recipe.  Made dairy free, and also gluten free if you’d like!

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This leftover Turkey and Dumplings recipe  is rich and creamy and is the perfect recipe for leftover chicken (or Thanksgiving leftover turkey). It is fairy simple to make and a huge pot is great to meal prep for the week. I made a big batch of this stew, and the below recipe yields about 6 quarts.  It also freezes well, so you can batch cook and divide into meals for later.

This Leftover Turkey and Dumplings Recipe Is:

  • Comforting
  • Satisfying
  • Herby
  • Great for meal prepping, batch cooking, or making ahead
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Dairy Free and has an easy Gluten Free Option!

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Meal Prep Turkey & Dumplings 

You can easily meal prep this dairy free and gluten free turkey and dumplings soup recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.  Heat + eat, you’re all set!

What’s In This Dairy Free Turkey and Dumplings Soup Recipe?

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One Pot Turkey and Dumplings For the Win!

This creamy gluten free comfort food is the perfect one-pot lunch or dinner!  I love a good One Pot Meal, especially during these fall months when the weather starts to turn cooler. Cooking everything in one pot is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  All the food gets cooked at once, which makes cleaning up a breeze. And the stove does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. One Pot meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy one pot meals that are ready in no time!

How Do I Make this Dairy Free Turkey and Dumplings Recipe?

  1. In a large soup pot, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the veggies become translucent. Add the carrots and celery and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, chopped turkey, chicken stock, salt, and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook on low for 30 minutes until veggies are soft. Add the corn and peas and stir well.
  3. Mix all the dumpling ingredients in a bowl, and knead a few times with your hands until the dough is well combined.
  4. With a small scoop (I used a small melon baller) scoop 1 teaspoon of dough into the soup at a time. The dumplings should be roughly the same size. Add each dumpling to the soup until all the dough is gone.  Then add the fresh parsley. Cover the soup and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.  Dumplings should be cooked all the way through.
  5. Serve with a fresh side salad, a slice of thick crusty bread, and enjoy!
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 Make Turkey and Dumplings Gluten Free for a Healthy Version

This gluten free turkey and dumplings recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

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Get the Same Ingredients I Used for This Leftover Turkey and Dumplings Recipe!

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Leftover Turkey and Dumplings

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This Leftover Turkey and Dumplings is the coziest bowl of comfort food! Rich, thick, hearty, herby, and high-protein.  A great way to use cooked Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to enjoy this great cold weather recipe.  Made dairy free, and also gluten free if you'd like!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 quarts
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients
  

For the Soup

For the Dumplings

Instructions
 

  • In a large soup pot, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Sauté on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the veggies become translucent. Add the carrots and celery and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, chopped turkey, chicken stock, salt, and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook on low for 30 minutes until veggies are soft. Add the corn and peas and stir well.
  • Mix all the dumpling ingredients in a bowl, and knead a few times with your hands until the dough is well combined.
  • With a small scoop (I used a small melon baller) scoop 1 teaspoon of dough into the soup at a time. The dumplings should be roughly the same size. Add each dumpling to the soup until all the dough is gone.  Then add the fresh parsley. Cover the soup and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.  Dumplings should be cooked all the way through.
  • Serve with a fresh side salad, a slice of thick crusty bread, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 10gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2132mgPotassium: 944mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 8097IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 216mgIron: 4mg
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