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Turkey Stock (Broth) from Leftover Turkey Bones

Turkey Stock / Turkey Broth

Make a delicious turkey stock with your leftover turkey bones.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey broth, turkey stock
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • One turkey carcass from a 20-pound turkey
  • About 3 quarts of water enough to cover bones
  • 1 onion peeled, optional
  • 2 stalks celery optional
  • 3 cloves garlic optional


  1. Add bones to crock pot or stove-top pot.
  2. Add vegetables if you are using them.
  3. Cover the bones and vegetables with water, about an inch above the bones and vegetables.
  4. Turn crock pot on low or simmer on stove top.
  5. Stew your bones for about 24 hours.
  6. If you wish to skim the fat, let the broth sit for about an hour so that the fat will accumulate in a layer at the top. Skim it off and discard it.
  7. Pour off the turkey broth and use it in your soup recipe.
  8. Reuse the bones in a second batch.