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Essential Turkey Broth


From EatingWell:  The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Once you have stripped off any leftover turkey meat for sandwiches and casseroles, turn the carcass into a broth for soup, such as Turkey-Barley Soup.

About 3 quarts | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 3 1/2 hours



  1. Cut or break turkey carcass into 3 or 4 pieces. Place carcass pieces and wings in a stockpot. Cover with water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low. Skim froth. Add remaining ingredients, return to a simmer and skim again. Cook, uncovered, at a bare simmer, skimming occasionally, until broth is well flavored, about 3 hours.
  2. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove large pieces of carcass and wings from pot. Strain broth into a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Skim off any fat that solidifies on the surface.


Per serving : 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 590 mg Sodium; 0 mg Potassium

Nutrition Note: After straining and skimming, broth has negligible calories and nutrients except sodium (590 mg per cup).

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