Our Best Recipes & Tutorials for Making Homemade Stock & Broth

We'd be remiss to let Reader Request Week go by without an in-depth look at homemade broths and stocks, the building blocks of good soups! Whether it's chicken, vegetable, beef, or shellfish, most soups start with a savory, brothy brew. Here are recipes, tips, and good ideas for better stock at home.

Stock vs. Broth — What's the Difference?

How To Make Stock

Recipes and tutorials for making various kinds of broth and stock.

How To Make Homemade Chicken Stock
Basic Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Stock
How to Make Homemade Vegetable Stock
Soup Base Recipe: Parmesan Stock
Chicken Bone Broth
Chicken Giblet Stock
Turkey Stock
Dashi Soup Stock
Shellfish Stock
Make Cheese Rind Stock!

Stock Hints & Helps

More tips and good ideas for making homemade stock better or easier.

Stockpiling Your Scraps: What to Save & Freeze for Stocks
Stock in the Slow Cooker
Make Stock in a Pasta Strainer
Save Wilted Vegetables For Stock
Quicker Vegetable Stock: Try Shredding the Vegetables
Kitchen Shortcuts: An Easy Trick for Straining Stock
Help! Why Did My Chicken Soup Turn Into Jell-o?
What Are the Best Containers for Freezing Liquids?
What Can I Make With Goose Stock?
Freeze Homemade Stock in Ice Cube Trays
Frozen Homemade Stock Portions
Homemade Soup Stock: How Far Would You Go?
How Do I Use Mushroom Stock?

On Buying Stock

If you're all out of time and need some good ideas

Make or Buy? Chicken Stock
What Is the Best Brand of Storebought Broth?
Storebought Chicken Stock Faceoff
Ways to Improve Store-Bought Broth
Best Vegetarian Bouillon and Pre-Made Stock?

What are your best tips for making homemade broth or stock? Got any tips for making it quicker or easier?

It's Reader Request Week at The Kitchn! This post was requested by Yogalala.

(Images: Emma Christensen; Dana Velden; Emma Christensen)

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