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The BEST Slow Cooker Turkey Broth Recipe

Slow Cooker Turkey Broth from Turkey Carcass is the perfect recipe for nourishing bone broth. So many of us throw the turkey carcass away after the holidays. Why not make your homemade turkey stock for pennies?

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Slow Cooker Turkey Broth with Turkey Carcass Recipe
Slow Cooker Turkey Broth with Turkey Carcass

Making your own homemade turkey stock is incredibly easy to do. You simply chop up vegetable scraps you save, seasoning, the turkey carcass, and add water to your slow cooker. I like to cook my bone broth on low for 9-12 hours.

I think most of us are becoming more conscious of food waste. A good use of your whole turkey carcass is to make homemade broth that can be your base for your favorite homemade turkey soup recipe.

To make a more flavorful stock, leave some leftover meat on the bones. Experiment each year with different fresh veggies and fresh herbs.

Is bone broth good for you? Bone Broth Benefits

Yes, it is! According to Healthline.com, bone broth has many health benefits. Animal bones are rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It also may help improve inflammation and the immune system by helping aid the digestion of other foods.

How to use turkey stock?

You can use this slow cooker turkey broth in soups, gravy, and sauces. Some people even use it as a health drink.

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Here’s How to Make Slow Cooker Turkey Broth from Turkey Carcass:

Ingredients for Easy Turkey Stock

Carcass of turkey (including legs and wings)

4 celery stalks cut up with leaves cut up in large pieces

4 medium unpeeled carrots, cut up in large pieces

1 large unpeeled onion, cut up in large pieces

5 unpeeled garlic cloves, halved

Small bunch fresh parsley

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon sea salt or coconut aminos

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Enough filtered water to fill slow cooker to the top

Slow Cooker Turkey Broth Vegetables
Slow Cooker Turkey Broth Fresh Vegetables

Directions for Making Homemade Turkey Stock in a Slow Cooker

Cut the turkey wings at the joints into three pieces.

Place turkey carcass, vegetables, and the rest of the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker or larger. Cover and cook on low for 9-12 hours.

Strain your homemade turkey broth into a large bowl using a fine mesh strainer.

Throw away the vegetables, turkey bones, and seasonings. Let the turkey stock cool.

Place the slow cooker turkey bone broth in the refrigerator overnight and skim off the fat that has become hard on top of the broth in the morning.

You can store the turkey broth in Mason jars or freeze them in measured portions.

Crock Pot Turkey Stock - Picture of Ingredients
Ingredients for Crock Pot Turkey Stock – Leftover Turkey Carcass, Vegetables, Bay Leaf, and Herbs

Recipe Card for Homemade Turkey Bone Broth

Yield: 10 cups

Slow Cooker Turkey Broth with Turkey Carcass

Slow Cooker Turkey Broth with turkey carcass

Slow cooker turkey broth couldn't be easier to make. You simply save your turkey carcass and vegetable scraps. Add them to your slow cooker along with some seasonings.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Carcass of turkey (including legs and wings)
  • 4 stalks celery, cut up in large pieces with leaves
  • 4 medium carrots with skin still on, cut up in large pieces
  • 1 large unpeeled onion, cut up into four sections
  • 5 garlic cloves with skin still on, halved
  • Small bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Enough filtered water to fill the slow cooker to the top

Instructions

  1. Cut the turkey wings at the joints in three pieces.
  2. Place the turkey carcass, vegetable scraps, and the rest of the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker or larger. Cover and cook on low for 9-12 hours.
  3. Strain your turkey broth over a large bowl using a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Throw away the turkey bones, vegetables, and seasonings. Let the turkey stock cool.
  5. Place the turkey broth in the refrigerator overnight. Skim off the fat that has become hard on top of the broth in the morning.
  6. You can store your turkey stock in Mason jars in the refrigerator or freeze the broth.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 40Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 12mgSodium 258mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 4g

Tips for Making Slow Cooker Turkey Stock

  • You want to be moderate on the seasoning when making homemade stocks. When you use the broth to make homemade soup, adding more ingredients can make the flavor overpowering.
  • Avoid adding cabbage and turnips to the turkey broth. They will overwhelm the flavor of the stock.
  • Crack the turkey bones every inch or so before cooking for a richer soup stock.
  • Don’t skip adding the apple cider vinegar. It will help draw out the minerals and nutrients from the bones.
  • You can find a fine-mesh sieve here on Amazon.
  • Save your leftover turkey bones and vegetable scraps in the freezer until you’re ready to make the bone broth.
  • You can freeze turkey bone broth in ice cube trays when you only need a little stock. After the ice cubes freeze place themin a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag.
  • This same recipe can be used for chicken broth.
  • You can make this delicious turkey bone broth in a large pot or large stock pot as well.

How long does Turkey Bone Broth in the Slow Cooker last in the refrigerator?

This slow cooker turkey bone broth recipe will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator when properly stored.

How long does Turkey Bone Stock last in the freezer?

Strained broth will last up to six months in the freezer if it’s properly stored in an airtight container.

Three Different Ways to Freeze Delicious Turkey Broth

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