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Instant Pot Turkey Stock

This Instant Pot turkey stock is the perfect use for that leftover turkey carcass! It's rich and deeply flavorful, packed with nutrients, and takes a fraction of the time to make as regular stock.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover turkey, super easy, thanksgiving
Servings: 10
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 turkey carcass or 3 pounds turkey wings
  • 1 stalk celery sliced in half
  • 1 large carrot cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 1 onion unpeeled and cut into quarter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns


  • Add all ingredients to an Instant Pot, then fill with water to the max fill line.
    instant pot turkey stock step 1
  • Set to manual high pressure for 45 minutes, then manually release pressure before removing lid.
    instant pot turkey stock step 2
  • Strain stock through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl. Let cool before transferring to airtight containers to store.


  • I used a 6 quart Instant Pot and produced about 2 quarts of turkey stock.
Recipe yields approximately 10 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 10. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g