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How To Make Vegetable Broth

The easiest homemade vegetable broth that is filled with so much flavor and is quick to make! Make in an instant pot, slow cooker, or regular pot to make. A great recipe to utilize extra vegetable scraps or frozen vegetables you need to use up. You'll never use store-bought vegetable broth again after trying this recipe. 

Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade vegetable broth, how to make vegetable broth, vegetable broth
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 35 kcal


  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cups celery leaves
  • 11 cups water
  • 1 tbsp (each) rosemary, thyme, sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper


  1. Chop vegetables roughly. In a slow cooker/instant pot - add all vegetables, herbs, and water. See notes for water amount - this will depend on how much your pot can hold. 

  2. Pressure cooker: Set on HIGH for 30 minutes then steam. 
    Slow cooker: Set on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 5+ hours.
    Stovetop: Simmer for 1 or more hours. 

  3. When broth is done, set up a strainer in a large pot. Pour vegetables and broth into strainer to drain broth. 

  4. Let broth come to room temperature - store in the refrigerator in mason jars or freeze in ziplock bags. 

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
How To Make Vegetable Broth
Amount Per Serving (136 grams)
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Sodium 53.8mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 8.2g 3%
Protein 0.9g 2%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.