Recipe for How to Make Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

instant pot bone broth cooked in the pot

This recipe for how to make bone broth in the Instant Pot is so easy. It is such a great thing to be able to make your own homemade broth! This recipe can be used for any kind of broth, chicken, turkey or beef. And bone broth is so delicious and healthy! I made turkey bone broth in this step by step tutorial.

Making bone broth in your Instant Pot is easy, economical, and healthy. Homemade bone broth tastes so much better and is so much healthier than broth from the grocery store. Plus you save a lot of money by making it with kitchen scraps you would normally just throw away. You can use any leftover bones, including chicken bones, chicken carcass, or turkey carcass or bone, pork bones or beef bones. I use broth, especially chicken broth in so many recipes, that is is great to have homemade chicken broth on the shelf after I can it. See my recipe for canning the bone broth.

Other methods are to simmer the bones in a slow cooker, crock pot or roasting pan, the advantage to using the electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot is that you can have that homemade broth in a fraction of the time

This article from Medical News Today talks about all the health benefits of bone broth including that it is highly nutritious, supports the immune system and may:

  • Help your joints
  • Fight against osteoarthritis
  • Fight inflammation
  • Support gut health
  • Aid in sleep and
  • Help weight loss.

You can drink warm bone broth from a mug, or use it in any recipe where you would normally use chicken stock or broth.

Ingredients for Making Bone Broth in an Instant Pot

  • Chicken, Turkey or Beef Bones
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Desired herbs and seasonings including bay leaves
  • Water
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Detailed Steps to Make Instant Pot Bone Broth

Add the chicken, turkey or beef bones to the instant pot.

I just cooked a whole turkey so used the bones and carcass from the turkey and added it to the instant pot. I had to break up the carcass and smash it to fit in my 8 quart instant pot.

Turkey carcass and bones added to the instant pot
Turkey carcass and bones added to the instant pot

Add veggie scraps including onion peels and the desired seasonings.

vegetables added to bones in the instant pot
Vegetables added to bones in the instant pot

Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. The vinegar helps pull the nutrients from the bones.

Adding vinegar to the bones
Adding vinegar

Then add enough water to cover the bones.

Water added to the bones to make instant pot bone broth
Water added to cover the bones in the instant pot

Lock the Instant Pot lid into place, flip vent valve to “Sealing”. Select “Manual” (if you have a newer Instant Pot and don’t have a manual option, select “Soup/Broth” and make sure the setting is on “High Pressure”) and adjust the time to 120 minutes.

When cooking time is done, allow pressure to natural release (this should take 20-30 minutes).

instant pot bone broth cooked in the pot

Allow to cool, then pour broth into airtight containers such as mason jars and ziploc freezer bags and freeze or refrigerate. An easy way to remove the fat from the broth is to refrigerate it. The next day it will become a gelatinous broth and the fat cap can be removed from the top.

Bones and vegetables strained from the turkey bone broth
Bones and vegetables strained from the turkey bone broth
Bowl of turkey bone broth after straining
Bowl of turkey bone broth after straining
Jar of turkey bone broth
Jar of turkey bone broth

Delicious Results

The above general method can be used to produce different types of broths including instant pot chicken bone broth and instant pot beef bone broth. It makes a delicious broth with so much flavor that can be used in so many recipes and is healthy!

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instant pot bone broth cooked in the pot

Bone Broth Instant Pot Recipe

Yield: 7 pints
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

This recipe for how to make bone broth in the instant pot is so easy. It is such a great thing to be able to make your own broth! This recipe can be used for any kind of broth, chicken, turkey or beef.

Ingredients

  • Chicken, Turkey or Beef Bones
  • 2 Celery ribs cut up and leaves
  • 2 Carrots cut up
  • 1 Onion quartered with skins
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • Desired herbs and seasonings such as sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley and bay leaves
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chicken, turkey, beef, or pork bones to the Instant Pot
  2. Add the vegetables
  3. Add vinegar and seasonings
  4. Add enough water to cover the bones
  5. Lock the Instant Pot lid into place, flip the vent valve to “Sealing”. Select “Manual” (if you have a newer Instant Pot and don’t have a manual option, select “Soup/Broth” and make sure the setting is on “High Pressure”) and adjust the time to 120 minutes.
  6. When cooking time is done, allow pressure to natural release (this should take 20-30 minutes).
  7. Allow to cool, then pour broth into airtight containers such as mason jars or ziploc freezer bags and freeze or refrigerate or can the broth with a pressure canner. An easy way to remove the fat from the broth is to refrigerate it. The next day it will become a gelatinous broth and the fat cap can be removed from the top.

2 thoughts on “Recipe for How to Make Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

  1. Hi Terri, I just stumbled across your site. I’m very impressed and excited about the recipes and information on canning (particularly with the Nesco canner as I just got one of those)!

    I am wondering if you know if it would be possible to use the Nesco canner/cooker to make this recipe? If so, would I cook the bones for the same length of time (120 minutes)?

    Thanks

    1. I have never used the Nesco canner as a pressure cooker, but I looked at the manual online just to make sure and it does say it also is a pressure cooker, so I would say yes. I also looked up making bone broth in a pressure cooker, not an instant pot and there were recipes for that. I saw in some recipes 2 to 3 hours, but if I were doing it, I would do the same that I did 2 hours (120 minutes). I hope it works out! And thanks so much for the encouraging words! I do have a lot of canning recipes for the Nesco. I love it! Also a detailed post on how to use it to can. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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