- 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
- Place all ingredients in a stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours.
- 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. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Homemade Turkey Stock in Taste of Home
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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014
"This is identical to the recipe my Mom used for 50 years. It is delicious, freezes well, and so is always available for cooking, adding to gravies, or even a quick lunch with some noodles thrown in.My Mom called it "Fowl Chowder"!"