Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

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Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth. Using your leftover roast turkey as well as a few kitchen staples, Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth is not only a great way to make use of leftovers, but perfect for your gut health too.

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth
Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Today I am going to show you how to make the most amazing turkey bone broth in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Making Instant Pot Turkey Broth appeals to me for a few reasons. The biggest one is that I am frugal and love to make the most out of every whole turkey that I buy. I hate food waste and you would be amazed by how many meals I can make from one turkey.

I can often feed my family dinner for a month on turkey and could stretch it even further if I wanted to.

Turkey in the Milner house is not just about Thanksgiving or Christmas either. It is the time that I buy them and often stockpile the whole turkeys whole in the freezer for another time. I will get as many of them as I can as they can feed us for ages.

I like to see beyond the brown meat and the white meat and love to cook with the leftover turkey carcass and the turkey neck.

The turkey neck is perfect for turkey neck soup and the turkey carcass is perfect for turkey bone broth and you can also turn your turkey bone broth into turkey carcass soup too. Depending what you like to do with your turkey bones.

Though today is all about me showing you just how SIMPLE turkey bone broth is to cook from scratch in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth Method

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

I like to make my Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth the day after I have cooked the turkey. That way it doesn’t feel like I am spending all the time in the kitchen and it means I will have a free Instant Pot to use.

I already own the Mealthy and a 6 litre and an 8 litre pressure cooker but during Christmas it always feels like I have not got enough pots to cook in!

When we prep our turkey we will chop off the turkey neck and cook it straight away, then when it has cooled down we will remove all meat from the carcass, have a roast turkey sandwich (or 3) and then place the sliced turkey in the fridge for serving the next day.

We will then bag up our turkey carcass including all the juices and fats from when the turkey has been cooked into a huge zip loc bag ready for the next day.

Then the next day comes and we will dump the ingredients into the Instant Pot to make our turkey bone broth. Because making Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth is so simple it never feels like an effort.

Then to save on cleaning and to make it ultra-lazy, you can re-use the zip loc bag for your waste once you have made your turkey bone broth.

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Turkey Bone Broth Main Ingredients:

Turkey Bone Broth Gut Health

For me making turkey bone broth in the Instant Pot, it isn’t just about the leftovers and getting value for money. But good gut health. Bone broth has AMAZING health benefits and for me and having a history of IBS, it is nice to give my body a kick with bone health.

My biggest complaint though, is that I don’t have the chance to cook with bones often enough. A lot of the meat we buy is already off the bone and I always have bad timing when asking the butcher if he has any bones left.

If this is YOU then I recommend that you check out Kettle & Fire as they are my GO TO for quality bone broth.

But it would be a shame to go to the effort of making turkey bone broth and NOT add quality ingredients to the recipe.

That is why when I make Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth, I ALWAYS add in organic apple cider vinegar and quality bouquet garni.

You can source quality apple cider vinegar and quality Bouquet Garni from our preferred shop which is Thrive Market. They deliver within the USA and sell products for a lot less than other shops thanks to their membership service.

I just wish they were here in Portugal as if they were, I would be there in a shot!

What Is Bouquet Garni?

I get asked what Bouquet Garni is a lot by my readers, so here is the quick answer. It is the preferred French seasonings, dried together to form the perfect gourmet herb mix. You will often see it mentioned in the Julia Childs cookery books, as well as from a range of European chefs.

A classic bouquet garni includes:

You can source these all separately and then mix them together or get them ready made like I do.

How To Cook Turkey Bone Broth In The Instant Pot?

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth is one of the simplest recipes I have ever made in the Instant Pot. It falls under dump and go, as you throw the ingredients into the Instant Pot, let it do the magic and then come back and drain for the perfect turkey bone broth.

  • Add celery, whole garlic cloves, onion and olive oil to your Instant Pot and gently sauté until the onion has softened.
  • Add everything else apart from the turkey carcass and mix well.
  • Add the different turkey carcass bones and don’t forget the turkey fat that you generated when you cooked the turkey.
  • Cook for 2 hours on manual pressure.
  • Drain away the bones and veggies scraps.

Can you believe it is that SIMPLE to make turkey bone broth in the Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot Draining Method

There is always a question about the best way to drain when making homemade turkey bone broth. I have found that the double bowl method is the best way, as you don’t need to be next to the sink and then if you want to keep any of the stock to use again, it is easy to do so.

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

I then double drain it and put it into a sieve with smaller holes that will catch the smaller turkey bones.

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How Long Does It Take To Cook Turkey Bone Broth In The Instant Pot?

Making bone broth in the Instant Pot is more time consuming than just making a stock. This is because a bone broth needs to cook longer to get the best out of the bones.

But unlike using the stove top or a slow cooker, the Instant Pot is fantastic for speeding up the cooking process.

It speeds it up so much that it takes JUST 2 hours to cook turkey bone broth in the Instant Pot. Compared to a whopping 24 hours and more through traditional cooking methods.

What Is The Difference Between Turkey Bone Broth & Turkey Stock In The Instant Pot?

They are very similar indeed. The big difference though is that turkey broth cooks for much longer so that more of the collagen can be extracted from the bones. Turkey stock also tends to be much thicker and be used alongside a lot of the vegetables used to make the stock.

Why Should I Drink Homemade Turkey Bone Broth?

Bone broth is full to bursting with nutrients that are famous for excellent gut health. It is often associated with being a healing agent in IBS and other gut related illnesses. It is also excellent as a detox and perfect for if you are unwell with a cold or flu.

Where Should I Store My Turkey Bone Broth?

You can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days, but I place mine in the freezer once it is cool and keep it there until I need it. Its good in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Here is our turkey bone broth ready for the freezer:

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Where Can I Source Bone Broth When I Run Out Of Bones?

My favourite place for bone broth is Kettle and Fire, you can click here to read more about them. Not only do they have AMAZING bone broth, but they also have some amazing alternatives to cream of mushroom soup in cooking.

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Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth

Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth. Using your leftover roast turkey as well as a few kitchen staples, Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth is not only a great way to make use of leftovers, but perfect for your gut health too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
0 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 69kcal


Main Recipe Ingredients:


  • Cook your roast turkey as usual and after cooking reserve your turkey carcass and the cooking juices from the bottom of your turkey roasting tin and place into a large zip loc bag. Fridge until the following day.
  • Place into the Instant Pot inner pot, diced celery, peeled garlic cloves and a peeled and diced red onion. Sauté for a couple of minutes with extra virgin olive oil, or until the onion has softened.
  • Thickly slice the lemon.
  • Add all the other ingredients apart from the turkey carcass.
  • Stir well.
  • Load up the turkey carcass bones on top and place the lid on the Instant Pot.
  • Set the valve to sealing and cook for 2 hours on manual pressure.
  • Manually release pressure when it beeps and allow it to cool for a few minutes so that its not too hot to handle.
  • Using a sieve (or the sieve and bowl method like we ddrain the carcass so that you are left with the liquid below.
  • 1Drain a second time with a thinner sieve to get rid of any of the super tiny bones.
  • 1Serve as you wish.


We used Bouquet Garni for seasoning our turkey bone broth. This is a fantastic choice as everything is mixed already and it speeds up your time.
For the best results, taste and natural taste we recommend an organic apple cider vinegar.
With the garlic we recommend using a whole garlic bulb, peeling the cloves and then sautéing the garlic cloves whole.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 6.2mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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