homemade slow-cooker vegetable stock/broth made with kitchen scraps, kept in the freezer until you are ready to use!
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Scrap Vegetable Stock/Broth

It's easy to make homemade vegetable broth (or stock) for FREE using scraps from veggies like onions, carrots, and celery, kept in the freezer until you're ready to make it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann


  • frozen vegetable scraps like onions, celery, and carrots
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1 tsp peppercorns optional
  • 1 tsp kosher salt optional
  • 2 bay leaves optional


  • Add clean vegetable scraps to crock pot and cover with water. Add seasonings if desired. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  • Strain with a mesh sieve and store in containers or mason jars in refrigerator or freezer. If freezing, do not fill up all the way since it will expand.


  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg