Categories
Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

How to Make Turkey Stock and What to Do With It

Photo: Cheddar & Ale Soup from Dinner with Julie

There will be plenty of turkey carcasses needing to be turned into stock this week. Luckily, the leftovers from a roasted chicken or turkey is the best base for simple stock. Here are simple directions to turn your leftovers into stock – and once you have a fridge or freezer full, some delicious uses for it. In general, you can simply swap the chicken stock in any recipe for turkey stock.


Roasting or browning any type of meat improves its flavor, so roasting the meaty bones before you make stock intensifies the flavor and creates a deeper, richer color. To make a quick and easy stock with your turkey carcass, put it in a pot and cover it with water. Add a small quartered onion and a chopped carrot if you like, and simmer the mixture for about half an hour. Remove it from the heat and set it aside until it’s cool enough that you can shred whatever meat is left off the bones (if you want meaty stock), otherwise you can just strain it through a fine sieve and discard the bones and vegetables.

nggallery id=’120083′

  • White Bean Tortellini Soup 1 of 9
    White Bean Tortellini Soup
    Simple, comforting, a meal in a bowl with stuffed pasta, sausage, beans and tomatoes - this soup is in heavy rotation at our house.
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Cheddar & Ale Soup 2 of 9
    Cheddar & Ale Soup
    Dad will like this one - a cheesy soup made with a bottle of ale. For the kids, swap extra stock, or tomato juice for a cheesy, tomato-y version.
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Kung Fu Panda Soup 3 of 9
    Kung Fu Panda Soup
    I love the tie-in with Kung Fu Panda, which is a hit at our house. It's a simple noodle soup - toss in whatever the kids like!
    Sophistimom has the recipe!
  • Canadian French Onion Soup 4 of 9
    Canadian French Onion Soup
    In this divine version of French onion soup, the sweetness of the onions is enhanced by maple syrup and the soup is given an extra Canadian touch with the addition of aged cheddar cheese.
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup 5 of 9
    Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup
    This hearty soup will warm you up, and deliver fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals via inexpensive lentils. Eat up!
    Family Feedbag has the recipe!
  • Sausage & Kale Soup 6 of 9
    Sausage & Kale Soup
    Any kind of ground meat will work in this recipe, but sausage is so flavorful, and brilliant with kale. Try adding some white beans, too.
    Family Feedbag has the recipe!
  • Chicken Enchilada Soup 7 of 9
    Chicken Enchilada Soup
    If you like chicken enchiladas, you'll love this chicken enchilada soup. It's filled with chicken, black beans, corn and tomatoes. Cheddar cheese makes it rich and creamy, and harina, a fine Spanish precooked cornmeal, makes it thick and hearty.
    The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Cheddar Corn Chowder 8 of 9
    Cheddar Corn Chowder
    Thick, hearty chowders are where it's at when it's cold outside. This one's loaded with potatoes and topped with crumbled bacon. Yum.
    Patent and the Pantry has the recipe!</i
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup 9 of 9
    Broccoli Cheese Soup
    While broccoli itself isn't often popular, broccoli-cheese soup most often is a hit with kids.
    Food for My Family has the recipe!

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as: , , , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest