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Nations Best® Recipes

Turkey & Potato Chowder with a Cayenne Kick

Theres almost nothing better on a cold winters day than to indulge in the warmth of a hearty chowder. This version, with Nations Best® Seasoned Turkey, is inspired by the classic clam chowder. Try Nations Best® Pastrami or Corned Beef for a smokier flavor.


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c chopped onions
  • 1 c finely-chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 c turkey or chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 c diced (1/2-inch) peeled potatoes
  • Salt & freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 3 c diced (1/2 inch) Nations Best® Seasoned Turkey Breast
  • 2 c half-and-half or milk
  • 2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish


  1. Melt the butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and cook, stirring, until wilted, 8 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, another 5 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and potatoes. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Add the turkey and the half-and-half and cook, stirring once or twice, for 10 minutes. Serve immediately, sprinkled with parsley.