Easy Turkey Stock

Eliza Adam


Are you wondering what to do with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Turn it into a tasty turkey stock with this easy recipe.


  • Bones of one turkey, meat stripped off
  • 1 peeled carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 5-7 fresh parsley sprigs


  1. Fill a stockpot with about 4 quarts of cold water.
  2. Place all ingredients into cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours (or more if you’d like a more concentrated stock to store for future). Stir occasionally.
  3. Once done cooking to your desired level, turn off heat and let stock cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain stock through a fine sieve over a large bowl or your various desired storage containers. Make sure to skim any solidified fat off the surface. Then refrigerate overnight before using, or freeze.