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Slow Cooker Turkey Broth

Marybeth Feutz
Don't let a bit of your hard work on that turkey go to waste! Toss the leftovers in a slow cooker and make Slow Cooker Turkey Broth while you're sleeping.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 15 mins
Course Main
Servings 5 -10 cups


  • Bones and neck from one cooked turkey
  • 2 carrots cut in large chunks
  • 2 celery stalks with leaves cut in large chunks
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 5-10 cups water


  • Combine all ingredients (except water) in a 6 quart slow cooker. Cover with water.
  • Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours (overnight).
  • Turn off slow cooker, remove lid, and allow broth to cool.
  • Strain broth through a colander. Discard bones and vegetables. If desired, save meat.
  • If desired, strain broth again through cheesecloth.
  • If desired, let broth sit and remove fat from cooled broth (see this post for instructions).
  • Refrigerate broth. Freeze in smaller portions, or use in place of chicken broth in any recipe.
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