Basic Turkey Stock

Basic and essential turkey stock made from the carcass in the slow cooker.
Basic Turkey Stock

Basic Turkey Stock

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today  I  am sharing my recipe for basic turkey stock with you, just in time  for what to do with your bones or carcass.
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Since this is a holiday, I will just get the basic info up for you. If you have any questions, use the contact form.

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Basic Turkey Stock
Basic Turkey Stock

Basic Turkey Stock

  • Servings: 14
  • Difficulty: easy
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Basic Turkey Stock
Yield: 14 cups stock plus 2 cups giblets/tidbits for giblet gravy


  • Bones from 10-12 pound turkey
  • 1 turkey neck from the giblets packet (leave the other things out and cook later or save to add to dirty rice)
  • 1-2 ribs celery
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1/2 large onion (leave the onion skin on)
  • several sprigs fresh thyme
  • several sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • black pepper


  1. Break down bones by cutting small or smashing with a meat mallet if needed.
  2. Place in 5 quart slow cooker and cover with water.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 12 hours.
  4. Save any bits of meat from the turkey neck.
  5. Strain the rest and discard the solids.

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Basic Turkey Stock

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