Vegetable Broth

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 mins
Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Need ideas of what to make with your leftover vegetable scraps? Try to make your own vegetable broth right at home with this simple recipe!



  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat

  2. Add garlic, onions, celery and carrots to the pot and cook until softened. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes. 

  3. Add the water, bay leaves, parsley, and thyme. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes.

  4. Pour the broth through a strainer into a bowl or pot. Discard solids. 

  5. Once the broth has cooled, store it in an airtight plastic container or freezer bag to place in the freezer. 

  6. Tip: Freeze it in 2-cup portions to make thawing easier. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 55kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g4%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 55mg3%
Potassium 213mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 7 mg
Calcium 6 mg
Iron 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $1.05

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Carrots, Onion, Celery, Mushroom
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