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Homemade Turkey Stock

A flavorful, healthy, and absolutely delicious homemade turkey stock, using the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving, and a few veggies. This stock can be frozen and used for months. It is better, more flavorful, and healthier than what you will find in a box, and so easy to make in your slow cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade, Stock, Turkey Stock
Calories: 361kcal


  • 1 Whole Turkey 12-13 pound bird, Cooked
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large onion peeled and quartered
  • 2 large carrots washed, but not peeled
  • 3 ribs of celery rough choped
  • 2 rosemary fresh sprigs
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 1 apple quartered (optional, makes it just a tiny bit sweet)
  • Cold water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Scoops Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin


  • Get an 8 quart slow cooker, and put the turkey carcass in it, make sure the skin and meat are gone, and it is just the bones.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery, thyme, rosemary, vinegar and peppercorn in the base of a slow cooker.
  • Fill with cold water to just below the top. Leave room for an additional 8 ounces liquid to be added later.
  • Cook on low for 12-24 hours.
  • Bloom Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin by mixing 4 scoops collagen protein into 8 oz. cold liquid, let sit for one minute then add 8 oz. of hot liquid from your slow cooker to dissolve.
  • Then add all of it back into the slow cooker.
  • Let cool, when almost cool, strain stock using a collander and mesh strainer.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and pour or laddle into glass jars. Leave an inch on the top if you plan to freeze for later use.


Recipe altered from Mountain Mama Cooks


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 20630IU | Vitamin C: 26.9mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2.1mg