Basic Vegetable Broth (Slow Cooker)

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

A nice easy way to make a vegetable broth. This freezes well and is a nice base for many soup recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker with 7 cups water.
  2. Cook on low heat until vegetables are tender, about 6 hours.
  3. Strain into large bowl, pressing vegetables to extract liquid.
  4. Let cool 30 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate uncovered until cool.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.


Most Helpful

This makes a lovely rich-tasting broth. I used a mixture of dried mushrooms and button mushrooms. The remainder of ingredients were as listed. I love the color that the onions skins imparts to the broth (at least I think it's from the skins). Made for Crock Pot and Rice Cooker Game in KK's forum.

Dreamer in Ontario October 26, 2010

This is good. I used regular mushrooms as that is what I had. I'd like to try this again with mixed mushrooms. Made for The Scandinavia Kitchen - October 2010 in KK's forum.

UmmBinat October 14, 2010

I've always wanted to make stock from scratch and this sounded like such a lovely recipe to do my Maiden Voyage into that arena of cooking. I doubled the recipe, added some fresh herbs and parsnips and 8 hours later found myself with 8 cups of lip-smacking, delicious-tasting organic veggie broth! Thanks so much, Pinkie, for posting this recipe! Made for Kittencal's Scandinavian Tag Event 2010.

The_Swedish_Chef October 03, 2010

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