Recipes and Cooking One-Pot Vegetable Stock No need to grab a carton of vegetable stock from the store. Fresh veggies simmer together with herbs and peppercorns for a homemade stock that will go perfectly in your favorite soups and recipes. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 20, 2020 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Peter Krumhardt Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 medium yellow onions 4 medium carrots 3 stalks celery with leaves 2 medium parsnips or carrots 2 medium potatoes 1 medium sweet potato 1 pound fresh button mushrooms 8 cup water 1 ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried dill, basil, rosemary, or marjoram, crushed ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns or 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Do not peel vegetables unless coated with wax. Cut onions into wedges. Cut carrots, celery, parsnips, and potatoes into about 2-inch pieces. Place cut-up vegetables and mushrooms in a 6-quart Dutch oven. Add the water, salt, dill, and peppercorns. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Strain stock into a large bowl through two layers of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth placed in a colander. Discard vegetables and seasonings. Place stock in airtight storage containers. Cover and chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 12 Calories 3g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 12 % Daily Value * Sodium 599mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Total Sugars 1g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 69mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.