It’s Thanksgiving, which for a lot of people means TURKEY! One of the benefits of cooking a whole turkey is the big juicy carcass that’s leftover, perfect for making stock. Disgusting, I know. But in the spirit of using every little bit, we like to use as much of the bird as we can. Here’s a super simple recipe for making turkey stock that can simmer while you spend time with family and friends.
Crock Pot Turkey Stock
- leftover turkey carcass
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp turkey pan drippings
- 2 tbsp dried rosemary
- 2 tbsp celery seed spice
- 2 bay leaves
- any leftover bits of fresh celery, carrot, onion and any other veggie bits from making T-Day dinner
- water to cover
Place the turkey, veggies and seasonings in a 6-qt. crockpot and fill with enough water to cover the bird completely. You may have to hack the bird up a bit to fit. Simmer on low overnight. Strain stock, discarding all solids, and use within a week or freeze for later use.
This stock is perfect with that leftover frozen turkey meat in soups or a delicious turkey pot pie in the coming weeks. So much tastier than canned, and none of that precious turkey went to waste!
This recipe is part of my online cookbook. Check out the “cookbook” category for more!