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Two jars of vegan broth standing side by side

Two Vegan Broth Recipes with Tons of Flavor

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 30 minutes to 8 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 cups 1x


Two great recipes for making delicious vegan broth at home. These awesome broths will level up your dish whether you need subtle flavor or an umami punch!



Classic Vegetable Broth

  • 10 cups water
  • 7 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 5 celery sticks/ribs, washed well and roughly chopped
  • 45 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Umami Broth

Original Broth recipe ingredients, plus the following:

  • 12 asparagus spears, roughly chopped
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked and cut in half
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms


  1. Cook:
    • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot method: Place all ingredients into the pressure cooker, seal and cook for 30 to 45 minutes*.
    • Slow Cooker method: Place all ingredients into a slow cooker, cover and cook on “low” for 8 hours or “high” for 4 hours*. 
    • Stove Top method: Place all ingredients into a large broth pot, cover with water (around 10 cups), place the lid on the pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer and cook for 1-2 hours*.
  2. Strain: Allow the broth to cool for at least 15 – 20 minutes (to prevent burning yourself), then pour broth through a fine-mesh strainer. Push the vegetables down to release all the liquid and flavor, and then discard the vegetables by placing them in your compost.
  3. Store: Divide broth into easily useable sizes, such as 1-2 cups in jars or freezer bags, 1/2 cup portions in silicon muffin cups, and 1-2 tablespoon portions in ice cube trays. (bagged once frozen).


  • *If you have time, cook broth for the longest recommended time, as more flavor will be extracted from the veggies, resulting in a more flavorful vegetable broth.
  • This is the Instant Pot I’ve been using the past few years.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes to 8 hours

Keywords: vegan broth recipes, vegan stock recipes