Save time and boost flavor and make soup stock in a pressure cooker! This method for pressure cooker soup stock works for homemade chicken, turkey, beef and ham stock!
“That must be the most useless Christmas present,” my husband mocked his own gift. What was intended as a silly stocking stuffer, however, turned out to be practical and more in demand than he imagined. It was a luxurious hot water bottle (yes, you can laugh!) with the coziest faux fur cover — when it’s filled and toasty warm, it’s like hugging a cozy stuffed animal, and for the last couple of nights, the kids have been taking turns sleeping with it.
Not so useless, after all!
But I will say, that one of the most useful gifts he ever gave me is my pressure cooker.
I will admit, the first time I used it, I was impressed, but not overwhelmed. But the more I played with it, the more I experimented, the deeper I fell in love. Yes, about 6 months later, and I can’t live without my pressure cooker.
What made me fall head over heels in love? Pressure cooker soup stock. If you just got a pressure cooker (like the Instant Pot or any brand, for that matter), I recommend that you make chicken (or turkey, beef, or ham) stock as soon as possible. What used to take me over 8 hours on the stove or slow cooker now takes me about 30 minutes, and the stock is somehow more flavorful and more robust! For soup stock alone, having a pressure cooker is worth it, but of course, this only scratches the surface.
As the rain falls outside, and from what I hear from my family back east, the snow, a bowl of homemade soup is in order. It seems the perfect time to pull out the pressure cooker, and the turkey carcass I saved in the freezer, and make a batch of stock. And maybe tonight, I’ll get a turn with the hot water bottle, too!
Pressure Cooker Soup Stock Recipes
What to make with your pressure cooker soup stock? Here are some of my favorite recipes:
Chicken and Asparagus Sotanghon (Glass Noodle) Soup
Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Soup
Prime Rib Beef and Lentil Soup
Ham, Barley and Kale Soup
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
Prime Rib Pho
Beef, Shiitake Mushroom and Barley Soup
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Pressure Cooker Soup Stock
Save time and boost flavor and make soup stock in a pressure cooker! This method for pressure cooker soup stock works for chicken, turkey, beef and ham stock!
- 1 roast chicken or turkey carcass (remove any herbs/aromatics from the cavity), beef bones, or ham bone
- 3 medium carrots
- 4 stalks celery
- 1 onion, halved (skins on)
- 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 10 cups water
- Place the carcass/bones with the remaining ingredients in the insert of a pressure cooker. Be sure not to add liquid past the maximum fill line.
- Place the cover on the pressure cooker, and cook on high for about 30 minutes.
- Depressurize, allow the stock cool slightly.
- Skim any fat, strain the stock and store in air tight containers in the refrigerator or in the freezer.