Paleo Turkey Bacon Ranch Chowder
This might be a long shot, but does anyone have Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge? Ok, maybe not in the fridge. (Ew.) Freezer, maybe?
You probably needed this recipe a couple of weeks ago, I’m guessing. I tend to get good ideas at the last minute, and I whipped up this soup at the very last minute my leftovers were viable. I decided against waiting until right after Thanksgiving next year to post it because you don’t necessarily have to have leftovers to make it.
If you have cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, and turkey stock, then you’re good to go. If not, you can use leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh cubed potatoes, and chicken stock. Easy peasy.
Oh, and you’ll need some of this…
This is my Paleo Dry Ranch Seasoning. (Formerly known as the dry buttermilk ranch mix — I updated the post and made it paleo-friendly! Check it out!)
I love this stuff. You can whip up a jar of paleo ranch dressing so easily, and we all know that paleo ranch is one of the cornerstones of Whole30, right?
Speaking of Whole30, I’m going to do another round starting in January. Anyone else want to join? There’s going to be a whole community of people doing it, so it’ll be a a perfect time to do it if you’ve been thinking about giving it a go. Here are the Whole30 Rules if you’re interested.
AND…. to make it even easier for you (and me!) I’m putting together some Whole30 meal plans to add to my December newsletter that will go out just after Christmas. You may want to subscribe to my newsletter if you haven’t already –> Subscribe Here.
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Did I mention this chowder is Whole30 compliant, too? Just watch the ingredients on that almond milk (or just use homemade or coconut milk). And if you can’t find compliant bacon, just use Aidell’s chicken-apple sausage. I love that stuff.
I used mashed Yukon gold potatoes, but you can substitute another kind if you like. Using sweet potatoes would be good, but it will give the chowder a completely different, sweeter flavor.