How to make Turkey Stock

Got a leftover turkey? Take that leftover holiday turkey carcass and make up a great tasting turkey stock for cooking with later!

Turkey Stock Recipe


  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 2 medium stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme


Break up carcass so that it fits in a large pot (at least 15 quarts).

Add remaining ingredients.

Cover with water by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer, skimming occasionally, until turkey flavor comes through in the stock, about 2 to 3 hours.

Strain through a fine mesh strainer into large heatproof containers.

Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate or freeze.

TIP: Save the celery, carrots and onion from the stock to puree for another soup base!

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