Potato and Vegetable Broth

If broth is not going to be used immediately, cool it to room temperature by immersing the pot in a bath of cold water; refrigerate or freeze promptly.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 baking potatoes
  • 1 large leek
  • 6 carrots
  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 4 large onions
  • ½ lb. fresh mushrooms
  • 1 whole head of garlic
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 Tbsp. dried)
  • 8 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 bay leaves

Directions

  • Without peeling them, clean, then chop the potatoes, leek (white light green parts only), carrots, celery, and zucchini. Quarter the onions and mushrooms; do not discard any parts. Slice off the very top of the garlic head, just enough to expose the tops of the cloves.
  • Place all the ingredients in a soup pot. Add enough cold water to cover the vegetables; then add more water until its level is about 6 inches higher.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 1¾ hours. Squeeze the liquid out of the vegetables, adding the liquid to the broth. Strain.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 baking potatoes
  • 1 large leek
  • 6 carrots
  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 4 large onions
  • ½ lb. fresh mushrooms
  • 1 whole head of garlic
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 Tbsp. dried)
  • 8 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 bay leaves

Directions

  • Without peeling them, clean, then chop the potatoes, leek (white light green parts only), carrots, celery, and zucchini. Quarter the onions and mushrooms; do not discard any parts. Slice off the very top of the garlic head, just enough to expose the tops of the cloves.
  • Place all the ingredients in a soup pot. Add enough cold water to cover the vegetables; then add more water until its level is about 6 inches higher.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 1¾ hours. Squeeze the liquid out of the vegetables, adding the liquid to the broth. Strain.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories5.2
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium25mg
Total Carbohydrate1g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein0g