World's Greatest Vegetable Broth


This vegan broth is slightly thick with rich color and full flavor. The broth can be frozen in 1- or 1 1/2-cup blocks for later use. This recipe also leaves you with a bowl full of deliciously cooked vegetables. I love to snack on them!

looking down at a stock pot of vegetable broth
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
2 quarts


  • 1 ½ pounds sweet onions, peeled and cut into wedges

  • 1 pound tomatoes, cored and quartered

  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ pound turnips, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound celery, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 6 whole black peppercorns

  • 3 whole cloves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 gallon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Place onions, tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and turnips in a large roasting pan; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and onions are caramelized, about 1 hour.

  4. Transfer roasted vegetables into a large stockpot. Add celery, parsley, garlic, peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaf. Pour in water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is reduced by half, 20 to 40 minutes.

  5. Strain broth into a large bowl, reserving vegetables for another use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 81mg 404%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 802mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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