Leftover T-Day Turkey Stock


A great way to use up every last bit of the turkey from Thanksgiving Day. Stock can be used right away or frozen and used later.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 ribs celery, chopped

  • 2 carrot, chopped

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 1 head garlic, halved lengthwise

  • 2 pounds leftover turkey carcass, or as needed

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 4 teaspoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns

  • 1 sprig rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon ground sage

  • 4 quarts water, or as needed


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir celery, carrots, onion, and garlic in oil until slightly softened and fragrant, 5 minutes. Add turkey, bay leaves, salt, peppercorns, rosemary, and dried sage. Cook until fragrant, 5 minutes more. Pour enough water in to cover turkey and vegetables.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil, cover pot, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, skimming fat occasionally, until flavors are blended, 4 to 5 hours. Strain liquid into a container and discard carcass and vegetables.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the solid stock ingredients. The actual amount of the solids consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
38g Fat
5g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1015mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 284mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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