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instant pot turkey bone broth

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Instant pot turkey bone broth is made with leftover Thanksgiving scraps and a turkey carcass. It's an excellent addition for soups and stews of all kinds.
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Keyword: instant pot turkey bone broth, turkey carcass soup, turkey carcass broth, instant pot turkey stock
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Natural Release: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 9kcal



  • 1 turkey carcass 15 lb, most of the meat removed
  • 2 ribs celery roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 garlic clove whole
  • 1 onion cut in half, skin on
  • water fill to the maximum fill line or 2 inches below the lid if you don't have a fill line


  • First, start by placing the turkey carcass inside of the instant pot. Remove the trivet for this recipe.
  • Roughly chop the celery ribs and carrot into large chunks. Cut the onion in half, leaving the skin on.
  • Add the carrot, celery, rosemary, sage, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, garlic clove, onion and lemon juice to the instant pot.
  • Fill with water up to the fill line or about 2 inches from the lid if you don’t have a fill line.
  • Cook on high pressure for 2 hours and allow the instant pot to release all of the pressure naturally which may take up to 1 hour.
  • Open the lid and remove the inner pot. Strain the broth and reserve the liquid inside of a mason jar or air tight container.
  • Refrigerate once completely cooled for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.


  • If freezing inside of a mason jar or glass container, it’s important to leave a few inches of space between the liquid and the lid because the bone broth will expand once frozen which may cause the glass to break if there isn’t enough room. I personally like to freeze mine in ice cube trays to be on the safe side.
  • It’s normal for there to be a jelly like substance at the top of the broth.
  • Use turkey carcass broth to make a varieties of soups, stews or just add it into your everyday cooking.
  • Lemon Juice is used to extract nutrients from the bone. It may also be substituted for apple cider vinegar.
  • An 8 or 10 qt instant pot will work for this recipe.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1069IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg