Healthy Option! 35 Minute Vegetable Broth

Vegetable broth is a healthy choice for your meal instead of using cans of chicken broth, beef stock, or even the instant powder mixes. This homemade version is quick, easy, and much lower in sodium!

healthy option vegetable broth

For my recipe, I use some of my favorite veggies, however this recipe will work with whatever you have on hand. No mushrooms? Try onion! Out of broccoli? Use celery! These are the ingredients that I choose to use, and I love the way it tastes.


  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 4 oz mushrooms
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbs parsley
  • 2 Quarts water
  • 2 tsp salt


Warm butter over medium-high heat in a saucepan. While that’s warming up, cut all vegetables into about 1 inch pieces. Add the carrots, broccoli, and garlic to the butter first. Stir in salt and parsley. Allow these veggies to cook for about ten minutes.

Add mushrooms and continue sauteing for another five minutes.

Pour in water, and bring to a boil before reducing heat to an easy simmer. Add in the bay leaf.

Allow this mix to simmer for about 20 minutes. Then, strain the mixture to remove all vegetables, and voila! You are left with a tasty, beautiful broth.

What vegetables did you try? Let me know how it turned out!

*I use this broth for my  Simple and Hearty Crock Pot Pork Stew

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