Turkey Bone Stock

November 23, 2022

Solves the problem of what to do with the left over turkey carcass after Thanksgiving. Nothing too special about it. I use the basically the same thing after cooking a whole chicken.


  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hr 15 min
  • Other:
  • Total Time: 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings:
  • Yield: ~1 gallon


  • 1 left-over turkey carcass
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • salt
  • 1 gallon of water to cover


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the carcass into smaller pieces.
  2. In a large pot, add the carcass, vegetables, bay leaves, thyme, and peppercorns. Season with salt. Cover with water. Place the pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 2 hours. Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.
  4. Remove from the heat and strain.


  • None


  • I use this a lot for both turkey and chicken. Just cut down the quantity of ingredients used a bit for smaller birds.