How To Make Broth & Stock: 20 Recipes, Tips & How Tos

We would be remiss to let Soup Week go by without an in-depth look at homemade broths and stocks — the building blocks of good soups! We've talked about the best brands of storebought broths, and some tips for getting the best out of them. But of course we always prefer the aroma and the rich flavor of real homemade broth — whether it be chicken, vegetable, beef, or shellfish. Here's a look back at all of our broth and stock tips and how-tos!

First: A Definition

What's the Difference? Stock vs. Broth

Broth and Stock Recipes

Chicken Stock (pictured above)
Chicken Giblet Stock (for gravy)
Vegetable Stock
Shellfish Stock
Dashi Soup Stock
Turkey Stock
Cheese Rind Stock

Tips & Shortcuts for Making Broth and Stock

Stock in the Slow Cooker
Make Stock in a Pasta Strainer
Save Wilted Vegetables For Stock
Homemade Stock: What's Your Routine?
Tip: Save Vegetable Scraps for Stock

Storing Broth and Stock

Weeknight Meal Tip: Frozen Homemade Stock Portions
Freeze Homemade Stock in Ice Cube Trays

Questions & Troubleshooting

Can I Make Chicken Stock with Just Dark Meat?
How Do I Use Mushroom Stock?
What Can I Make With Goose Stock?
How Can I Quickly Use 6 Gallons of Chicken Stock?
Help! Why Did My Chicken Soup Turn Into Jell-o?

OK, your turn! Do you make stock or broth on a regular basis? Do you have any tips or hints for keeping a good supply of broth in the freezer or refrigerator? Any favorite recipes or storage solutions?

(Images: Emma Christensen)