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Aged Turkey Cheddar Chowder
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Aged Cheddar-Turkey Chowder

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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 bag 12 ounces frozen corn
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 12 ounces Black Creek 2 Year Aged Cheddar cheese shredded (3 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salted pepitas and hot pepper sauce


  • Sauté onion in butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in flour until light brown. Gradually stir in chicken stock; add the potatoes, corn and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in turkey and cream; simmer for 5-6 minutes longer or until heated through. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir in cheddar until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Ladle chowder into serving bowls. Top with pepitas and hot pepper sauce.


Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese.