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Homemade Turkey Stock

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 50 min.

Makes

3-1/2 quarts

I remember my mother making this homemade stock after every Thanksgiving. It is wonderful adding it to soup and freezes well to use at any time.—Angela Goodman, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Homemade Turkey Stock Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 12- to 14-pound turkey)
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Discard turkey carcass. Cool broth 1 hour. Strain through a cheesecloth-lined colander; discard vegetables and herbs. If using immediately, skim fat from broth; or refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, then remove fat from surface. Broth can be frozen up to 2-3 months.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 33 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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