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How To Make Homemade Vegetable Broth For Free

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 63 minutes
  • Yield: varies
  • Diet: Vegan


This is my easy method for making homemade vegetable broth for free! You can stretch your grocery budget just a little bit further by using the vegetable scraps (saved in the freezer, over time) that you might otherwise throw away.


  • Vegetable scraps like:
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers (not spicy)
  • Herbs

Water to cover

1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Pull: Pull out your scraps from the freezer and empty them into a stockpot or cast iron dutch oven.
  2. Fill: Cover with water and add salt.
  3. Boil: Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Simmer: Reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat for one hour, adding any fresh herbs halfway through.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American

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