Bobo's Basic Vegetable Stock

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by WiteShadow

A nice vegetable stock used in many of Chef Bobo's Soups. From Chef Bobo's Good Food Cookbook, by Robert W. Surles.

Top Review by montevinas

Easy to make and had much more flavor than expected. Will keep some in the freezer as I'm on a lo-sodium diet and this is an ideal stock for me to use.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 small turnips, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 leek, white part only,halved lengthwise and coursely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 8 cups water


  1. Heat oul in a 3-quart soup pot over high heat until hot.
  2. Add turnips, celery, onion, leek, and carrot.
  3. Stir the vegetables around until they begin to cook but don't turn brown.
  4. Add water to stock pot.
  5. Bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to simmering and cook until the vegetables are very soft, about 2 hours.
  7. Remove pot from heat.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Strain and discard teh vegetables.
  10. Keeps in freezer for up to 3 months.

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