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Best Smoked Turkey Stock

Best Homemade Smoked Turkey Stock

Best Smoked Turkey Stock, savory and rich with smoked turkey wings, is just what you need to up the flavor ante of soups, stews and gravy. Try this silky stock recipe as a base for rice dishes too! A must-have for every Thanksgiving cook!
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time :3 hours 45 minutes
Servings :5
Calories :496
Course :Soup


  • 2 pounds smoked turkey wings
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 2 medium carrots scrubbed and coarsely chipped
  • 2 large celery stalks coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium garlic halved crosswise
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 24 cups water


  • Add all ingredients to a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cook uncovered  3-1/2  - 4-1/2 hours until meat is falling apart and liquid is reduced by half.
  • Scoop out large pieces and discard. Strain stock into another large pot, discard solids.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then chill. Fat will rise to the top in a solid layer and be easier to remove. Skim off the fat and transfer stock into airtight containers. Refrigerate until use.


  • Cool completely. Ladle into airtight freezer safe plastic containers. Leave 1-inch at top open for expansion. Freeze for up to 6 months.

Chef Tips

Recipe requires a large 3 gallon stockpot.
Simmer stock for the full 4-1/2 hours for stock that is rich, thick and gelatinous.
Make Ahead   Stock can be made up to a week in advance, and will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.
*Nutrition Information is based on all ingredients nutritional count. Actual amounts are reduced by discarded solids, cooking time and amount of fat skimmed.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1quartCalories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 7.01gProtein: 43.59gFat: 30.84gSaturated Fat: 8.43gCholesterol: 160.54mgSodium: 224.97mgPotassium: 649.84mgFiber: 1.79gSugar: 2.68gVitamin A: 5194IUVitamin C: 19.7mgCalcium: 99.36mgIron: 3.39mg

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