Simple Turkey Broth

Simple Turkey Broth

Nothing says fall like broth made from leftover turkey. It is a rich and flavorful turkey stock that can be used as a base for soups, gravies, and a variety of dishes. It has a deep turkey essence with underlying vegetable and herb notes, making it a versatile ingredient in your kitchen.

Along with one turkey carcass (from the roasted bird), you will need:

  • makes:
    4 quarts
  • total time:
    2 hours 20 minutes
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Onions, chopped
2 large
Carrots, peeled and chopped
Celery, diced
3 ribs
Fresh parsley
1 bunch
Peeled garlic
4 cloves
Black peppercorns
1 tsp
Bay leaves


  • Stockpot
  • Ladle or spoon
  • Large mesh strainer


Carefully pull the carcass into 4 or 5 separate pieces using your hands and scissors.

Combine all of the ingredients into a stockpot and cover with 7 quarts of cold water. 

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, letting summer for around 2 hours. You’ll occasionally have to skim foam and fat from the surface with a large spoon or ladle. 

Pour the mixture through a large mesh strainer into a separate pot and toss any solids into the garage.

Let cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. 

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