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Ingredients for turkey stock on a cutting board

Easy Homemade Turkey Stock

  • Author: A Couple Bites
  • Total Time: 10 minutes 2 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


You know the drill. Thanksgiving is over and you have a ton of leftover turkey including a leftover turkey carcass. This year instead of throwing it in the trash try making some liquid gold stock out of it.


Units Scale
  • Leftover turkey carcass
  • Left turkey organs
  • 2 sweet onions, cut in half
  • 2 heads of garlic, cut in half
  • 1 head of celery, ends removed and cut in half
  • 2 cups cleaned carrots
  • 1/2 punch of fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 12 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add your turkey carcass, organs, and extra bones to your stock pot. 
  2. Add all of your vegetables and herbs to the pot
  3. Cover all the ingredients with cold water.
  4. Turn your burner to high and cover the stock pot until it comes to a boil., about 20 minutes. 
  5. Once your water is boiling turn it down to a very low simmer and cover. Leave this to simmer anywhere from 2 hours to 4 hours making sure to stir occasionally. 
  6. Once you have reached the flavor level you prefer turn off the head and allow your stock to cool.
  7. Using a fine mesh strainer nestled in a large bowl, strain out any solids from your stock. 
  8. We transfer this to mason jars for freezing, but feel free to store however you would like! 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American