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Vegetable broth

Homemade Vegetable Scrap Broth

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Category: Soup


Save your vegetable scraps to make this simple yet flavorful broth. There are so many ways to repurpose food. I think this is my favorite method because it is easy and delicious!


  • 1 gallon freezer bag filled with vegetable scraps
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 12 cups of water (or enough to cover the veggies)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 20 grinds of fresh black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a stock pot.
  2. Bring broth to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Strain the broth using a cheesecloth, or fine mesh strainer.
  6. Store veggie broth in airtight containers.
  7. Label each container with the amount of broth (I tend to forget if I don’t label).
  8. Use immediately or store in the freezer. Enjoy!