Turkey Stock is the base to great gravy, sauce and stuffing. Make your own for robust flavor and maximum health benefits.

Turkey Stock

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade stock, turkey stock
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 16 kcal
Turkey Stock is the base to great gravy, sauce and stuffing. Make your own for robust flavor and maximum health benefits.
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Ingredients

  • 1 turkey carcass broken into to pieces so it fits in the stockpot
  • 2 medium stalks celery cut into thirds
  • 1 large carrot cut into thirds
  • 1 medium yellow onion quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole black or white peppercorns
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-3 sprigs flat leaf parsley
  • 1 parsnip cut into thirds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add turkey bones, uncleaned into a large stock pot. Add cold water, enough to cover bones or a minimum of 2 quarts for every 1 pound of bones.
  2. Heat on low to a simmer for 2-3 hours. Refrain from stirring too much and skim any scum off the top periodically. Do not boil.
  3. Add vegetables, herbs and spices and continue to simmer for 2-3 hours.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into large heatproof containers. Let cool, then refrigerate.
  5. Wait until solid fats (if there is any) solidify and then peel off the top. Freeze or use immediately.
  6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

Just like so many things in life, there are many ways to do something right. There are MANY ways to make stock. Use these instructions or change a few to make it your own. These are just lose suggestions! 

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Stock
Amount Per Serving
Calories 16
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.