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a mason jar full of turkey broth on a cutting board surrounded by fresh herbs
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Turkey Broth

Turkey Broth is simple to make, freezes really well, and is great to replace chicken stock in all of your favorite recipes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to
Servings: 12 cups
Author: Lisa Longley


  • turkey carcass broken apart
  • 2 onions peels removed and quartered
  • 2 celery stalks cut into three inch pieces
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into three inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves cracked
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns


  • Place all of the ingredients in a large crockpot or dutch oven. Cover with 12 to 16 cups water.
  • If cooking in a crockpot, cook on high for four hours.
  • If cooking on the stovetop, bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a very low simmer, cooking for 4 hours uncovered.
  • At the end of the cooking time, strain the liquid though a cheesecloth lined strainer. Then, if desired, use a fat seperator to remove the fat from the top of the broth.