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vegetable broth in a bowl with onions and carrots on the side

How to Make Homemade Vegetable Broth From Scraps

  • Author: anne
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped (optional)
  • A few springs fresh parsley, thyme and a bay leaf
  • 8 cups filtered water
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 to 4 cups of vegetable scraps  or
  • 1 to 2 cups of chopped carrots
  • 1 to 2  cups of chopped celery


Add all of the ingredients into a stock pot and cover

Cook on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Drain the vegetables through a strainer pressing out as much liquid as possible

Season with salt and pepper to taste


Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox,  an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Broth, homemade broth