Leftover Turkey Stock

Sick of eating leftover turkey? If you can't donate it to the seniors in your life like we do, try this!


  • 12 cups (2.8 L) cold water

  • 1 turkey carcass, broken into 3 or 4 pieces

  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (Also use the leaves)

  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped (Also use the leaves)

  • 2 unpeeled onions, coarsely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped (Optional)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried thyme or 2-3 tbsp of fresh thyme

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) black peppercorns

  • 6 stems parsley


  1. In large stockpot, combine water, turkey pieces, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns and parsley.

  2. Bring to boil; skim off any foam. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours.

  3. Strain through sieve that is set over large bowl; let cool. Refrigerate until fat solidifies on surface, about 8 hours; remove fat. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months.

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