A delicious way to get the most out of your holiday turkey, this Instant Pot Turkey Stock adds a delicious depth of flavor to your favorite sauces and soups, and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
Instant Pot Turkey Stock Recipe
The kitchen staple that we go through the most of is stock. Chicken, beef, turkey – I use at least a couple cartons a week, so making my own whether I have leftover bones from a recipe is a great way to save a bit of money and also add amazing flavor to our dishes.
I always use stock whenever a savoury recipe calls for water – and you’ll notice that nearly none of my meal recipes call for water as an ingredient. Even when I’m poaching meat or boiling grains, I tend to reach for stock to ensure that my recipe has the most flavor possible. (Which also helps reduce the need for salt in our dishes.)
This turkey stock is the perfect way to get the most mileage out of your holiday turkey, and you can also roast the bones before making this stock for a deeper flavor. This broth is delicious on it’s own, used to make a simple turkey soup, or add in place of chicken broth in any of your favorite recipes.
The one inconvenience of this recipe is that it takes up precious fridge or freezer space, but this recipe can be canned to make it shelf-stable!
Can you freeze this turkey broth? Yes! You can freeze in freezer-safe containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months. I sometimes like to freeze the broth in a silicone ice cube tray before placing in a freezer bag so that I can have small amounts of broth to add to sauces or while blanching vegetables.
(This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)
Do I need to use the vegetables outlined in the recipe? No, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand, as long as you won’t mind their flavor in the final stock. You can even use veggies that are past their prime, as long as they are not moldy. (It’s a great way to use up the tops of celery, soft carrots, and the leftover half of an onion from a recipe that didn’t call for a whole one.)
Pungent vegetables like mushrooms or ginger will affect the final flavor, and some may affect the color. I actually really like the heat and zingy acidity that ginger adds to this stock, but just keep in mind which recipes you plan to use a uniquely flavored stock in.
Also, my friend Corinne just put out an Instant Pot ecookbook for just $4.99! I have tried a few of the recipes myself and they are delicious and family friendly. I highly recommend it for a reliable collection of Instant Pot recipes to help you fall in love with your IP (if you haven’t already).
Instant Pot Turkey Broth Ingredients
- Turkey Carcass
- Bay Leaves
- Carrot, chopped
- Celery Stalk, chopped
- Onions, quartered
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Apple Cider Vinegar <– helps draw out nutrients and flavor from the turkey bones
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the seasoning or vegetables used to spice up your broth for special recipes.
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How to Make Turkey Stock in the Instant Pot
Chop up your veggies and place in the Instant Pot.
Add the turkey bones and bay leaves, then fill your IP about 3/4 of the way full with water.
Add the seasoning and apple cider vinegar.
Secure the lid and select the “Soup/Stew” setting and increase time to 45 minutes.
Carefully pour the broth through a sieve/strainer to remove the vegetables and bones.
Makes about 8 cups of broth.
Grab your free printable for our instant pot turkey broth recipe:
- 1 turkey carcass
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1-2 onions, quartered
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 8 cups water
- Chop up your veggies and place in the Instant Pot.
- Add the turkey bones and bay leaves, then fill your IP about 3/4 of the way full with water.
- Add the seasoning and apple cider vinegar.
- Secure the lid and select the "Soup/Stew" setting and increase time to 45 minutes.
- Natural release.
- Carefully pour the broth through a sieve/strainer to remove the vegetables and bones.
- Makes about 8 cups of broth.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This instant pot turkey broth is a great way to get more mileage from your holiday turkey and add some amazing flavor to your favorite soups and sauces.