3 jars of turkey bone broth with veggies and herbs
Turkey Bone Broth {How to Make Turkey Bone Broth}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 hrs
Total Time
12 hrs 5 mins
 

Homemade Turkey Bone Broth is an amazing way to use up every last bit of your turkey. Learning how to make turkey bone broth is a very simple process!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make Turkey Bone Broth, Turkey Bone Broth
Calories: 50 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 cups veggie scraps carrots, onions, and celery (5 cups total, not of each veggie)
  • water to cover
Instructions
Stovetop Turkey Bone Broth
  1. Place all ingredients in the largest stockpot you have. You may need to break down the carcass to get everything to fit. Add your herbs and veggies.

  2. Slowly add water until it reaches about 2 inches from the top of your pot. Pro tip: the amount of water will vary depending on the size of your stockpot.

  3. Bring it to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Cover with the lid, but set it slightly ajar.

  4. Allow the bone broth to simmer for 12 to 24 hours.

  5. Strain the bone broth through a colander.

  6. Using a canning funnel, fill jars or storage containers. Leave 1 inch of headspace which is the space between the top of the bone broth and the top of the jar.

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth
  1. Add everything to the Instant Pot insert.

  2. Fill with water to the “max fill” line. Flip the steam release handle to “sealing”.

  3. Press manual>high pressure>120 minutes

  4. When it has finished cooking allow it to do a natural release. Given the volume of the liquid in the pot, it may take 30-60 minutes to fully depressurize.

  5. Follow instructions 5-6 above.

Slow Cooker Turkey Bone Broth
  1. Place all ingredients in your slow cooker. You may need to break down the carcass to get everything to fit. Add your herbs and veggies.

  2. Slowly add water until it reaches about 2 inches from the top of your crock. Pro tip: the amount of water will vary depending on the size of your slow cooker.

  3. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 12-18 hours.

  4. Follow instructions 5-6 in Stovetop Turkey Bone Broth.

Recipe Notes

If you are going to freeze the broth, use only wide-mouth canning jars and leave 1 inch of headspace to allow for the liquid to expand while it freezes. To prevent cracking, make sure the broth has cooled before placing it in the freezer.

 

The fat that you skim off the cooled bone broth can be used for cooking or roasting veggies. You can also discard it.

 

Store for up to five days in the fridge or six months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Bone Broth {How to Make Turkey Bone Broth}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.5g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 90mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.