4 Hour Turkey Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is an amazing addition to your pugs meal. It is packed full of nutrients that are beneficial for your pug. But making bone broth can be time consuming if you use a slow cooker. It can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours depending on the bones you are using. At first, I was purchasing homemade bone broth from a small local business. Unfortunately they closed up shop so I decided I needed to start making my own. The thing is, our house is small which means a small kitchen so I don’t really have the space to setup up the slow cooker for 24 to 48 hours to cook it. Not to mention the pugs would go crazy with the smell in the house for that long. Outside isn’t exactly an option either. My goal was to find a quicker option for making bone broth so now I present to you my 4 hour turkey bone broth recipe.

4 Hour Turkey Bone Broth Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com


  • Pressure Cooker
  • 4-5 Large Meaty Turkey Necks
  • 2-3 Large Turkey Feet
  • Water
  • Apple Cider Vinegar


  1. Place defrosted turkey necks and turkey feet into pressure cooker
  2. Cover bones with water making sure you count how many 1 cup measuring cups you use
  3. Add apple cider vinegar to the cooker using 1 tablespoon of ACV per 1 cup of water
  4. Follow pressure cooker instructions to seal the cooker
  5. Cook for 4 hours
  6. Strain bones and meat from the liquid – don’t throw this out yet as the meat can be used for a treat recipe found here
  7. Store bone broth liquid in fridge overnight
  8. Scrape away any excess fat from the top of the broth – you’ll be left with what looks like jelly
  9. Store fresh broth in a jar for up to 1 week
  10. Portion excess broth into silicone moulds and freeze to extend life
  11. Serve bone broth fresh from the fridge, frozen as an extra for meals, frozen as a treat or warm it up before feeding

4 Hour Turkey Bone Broth Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com


  • The key to getting a gelatinous bone broth is using joints as one of the bones in the broth. Feet are the easiest to obtain so popping in several feet or using just feet will guarantee your bone broth setting like jelly
  • Don’t get too hung up on how much to feed as bone broth is a food but don’t over do it either. I give around a tablespoon each to my pugs once a day warmed up and poured over their meal.

If you are keen to learn more about why feeding bone broth is good, check out this post which also contains a basic recipe for slow cooking your bone broth. The thing I love about always having bone broth in the freezer is if one of the pugs ends up with an upset tummy, I use it as part of my home remedies for a pug’s upset tummy. Plus the pugs love lapping it up in their food.

4 Hour Turkey Bone Broth Recipe | www.thepugdiary.com

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Kristy Beck

Kristy Beck

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Kristy is the founder and editor of The Pug Diary, a photographer and pug mum extraordinaire to Ref + Serina. Kristy has combined her passion for photography with the love of pugs to bring you all of her knowledge of pugs and more to you through The Pug Diary.


  1. Avatar Kar on July 19, 2020 at 4:27 am

    You say to keep the meat and bones but what do you do with them?

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