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Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This turkey bone broth recipe is my go-to after holiday dinners. It's simple, flavorful, and makes the most out of leftovers. Plus, it's cooked in an instant pot, so it's fuss-free!

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You know those turkey leftovers from yesterday's dinner? I've got the perfect solution, my instant pot turkey bone broth. Packed with flavor, it's a relaxed way to wind down, sipping from a warm mug while the winter chill swirls outside. I promise; this isn't just a clever way to use leftovers. It's a bowl of comfort and a health pick-me-up. Easy to make, even easier to enjoy. Let me guide you through, and you'll see what I mean. Stick around, won't you?

Ingredients for Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

  • Turkey carcass: Adds rich flavor and nutrients, creating a hearty base for the broth.
  • Onion: Provides depth and sweetness to the broth, enhancing its overall flavor profile.
  • Carrots: Adds a subtle sweetness and earthiness to the broth, balancing out the savory notes.
  • Celery: Imparts a mild, herbal flavor and adds complexity to the broth.
  • Garlic: Infuses a robust, aromatic essence into the broth, elevating its overall taste profile.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Helps extract minerals from the bones, enhancing the nutritional value of the broth.

Tools and Equipment Needed

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the turkey bone broth quickly and efficiently.
  • Fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth: Necessary for straining the broth to achieve a clear and smooth consistency.

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth Recipe

This Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth is a nutritious and flavorful broth made from leftover turkey carcass, perfect for soups or sipping on its own.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Broth
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 50 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth


Main Ingredients

  • 1 leftover turkey carcass
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • Water Fill the Instant Pot with water until it reaches the max fill line.


  • Place the turkey carcass in the Instant Pot.
  • Add in the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt, and peppercorns.
  • Fill the Instant Pot with water until it reaches the max fill line.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 120 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Carefully strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  • Discard the solids and store the broth in containers in the fridge or freezer.


This broth is perfect for soups or sipping on its own. It's a great way to use up leftover turkey carcass and get all the nutrients from the bones.


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 300mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy, Instant Pot, Turkey Bone Broth
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Tips for Storing and Freezing Turkey Bone Broth

Make Ahead Instructions

  • After straining the broth, let it cool to room temperature.
  • Store the broth in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the broth to cool completely before freezing.
  • Pour the broth into freezer-safe containers or bags, leaving room for expansion.
  • Label the containers with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Turkey bone broth is a great source of collagen, which can help improve skin elasticity and joint health.

Common Questions About Making Turkey Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

How long does it take to make instant pot turkey bone broth?
It takes about 2 hours to cook the bone broth in the instant pot.
Can I freeze the turkey bone broth?
Yes, you can freeze the turkey bone broth for future use.
Do I need to remove the skin from the turkey carcass?
It's best to remove the skin from the turkey carcass before making the broth for a clearer end result.
Can I add other herbs and spices to the bone broth?
Absolutely, feel free to add herbs and spices like thyme, rosemary, or bay leaves to enhance the flavor.
How long can I store the turkey bone broth in the fridge?
You can store the turkey bone broth in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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