Pressure Cooker Turkey Stock

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Pressure Cooker Turkey Stock made in your pressure cooker or Insta Pot tastes like stock that’s been simmered on the stove for hours. But you don’t have to skim the foam off the top, nor watch it closely so it doesn’t boil too rapidly, and it cooks in a fraction of the time.

collage of Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Turkey Stock being made

Recently, I stumbled upon Comfy Cusiine’s post on making turkey stock ahead of time. I thought it was such great idea that I decided this year instead of buying turkey stock to use in my gravy and stuffing, I would use my pressure cooker to make the stock.

Pressure Cooker Turkey Stock

Making Turkey Stock in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Turkey Stock!

Patricia used turkey wings in her stock, but my grocery store didn’t sell turkey wings, so I decided to roast turkey hindquarters instead. The hindquarter includes the drumstick, thigh, and part of the back and is entirely dark meat.

One of the first recipes I made in my pressure cooker was chicken noodle soup. Homemade broth is the key to great chicken noodle soup. My turkey stock recipe makes about 10 cups of stock, enough to make a wonderful turkey noodle soup, as well as use in my Thanksgiving gravy and stuffing.

Turkey-Noodle-Soup in a red bowl

You can also save your turkey carcass from Thanksgiving to make this turkey stock. Then make my Pressure Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup.

collage of Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Turkey Stock being made
Yield: 10 cups

Pressure Cooker Turkey Stock

Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 1 roasted turkey carcass, cut into 6 to 8 piece or 2 hindquarters (recipe below)
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 10 cups water


  • Put all of the ingredients in the pressure cooker pot. Select High Pressure and set timer for 30 minutes. When timer sounds, turn pressure cooker off and use a Natural Pressure release. When valve drops, carefully remove the lid.
  • Allow the stock to cool slightly. Pour stock through fine mesh strainer set over a very large bowl or pot. Discard bones, meat, skin, vegetables and herbs. Cover bowl and refrigerator. When chilled skim fat from the surface.


Note: Turkey stock will keep 3 days in the refrigerator or can be frozen for up to 6 months. Freeze stock in 1 cup containers to use as needed


And if you need a little help making great gravy for your Thanksgiving dinner, here’s a good video with tips from Martha Stewart:

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originally published November 19, 2016 — last updated November 28, 2019
Categories: Turkey