Vegan Mushroom Broth

A delicious vegan mushroom broth soup recipe that’s easy to make and a great usage for vegetable leftovers. The rich umami flavor is lovely and it is a great broth alternative for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. A bonus is that it is also good for you with many health benefits.  This recipe is made with leftover frozen stems from white and cremini mushrooms. However, the broth can be made with other types such as dried porcini, shiitake, oyster, portabello, or other wild mushrooms.

It is an easy copycat recipe of the Pacific Foods Organic Mushroom Broth that you can find at Whole Foods or other stores (but homemade is much more budget-friendly).  It also tastes better than any mushroom broth powder you can buy.  I love that this recipe uses mushroom and vegetable scraps to save on waste. So make sure you freeze your leftover mushroom stems, onion skins, and the ends of carrots and celery for this vegan broth.

 

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth jar on a table
Vegan Mushroom Broth

 

Benefits of Mushroom Broth

Vegan mushroom broth is not just delicious but it is also good for you.  I think of it as the vegan version of the ever-popular bone broth or stock. Mushrooms are beneficial to the immune system and your gut health.   It is also great to soothe sore throats and warm you up when you are feeling sick.  To learn more about the benefits of mushroom broth, you can also check out this article from WORLDHEALTH.NET.

 

Ingredients for Homemade Mushroom Broth

The main ingredient in vegan mushroom broth is the mushrooms.  Use whatever mushrooms are your favorite and this is the best way to use up any leftover stems. I save my stems and throw them in a ziplock in the freezer. Then once I have enough saved up I make the broth.  Also, make sure to save other vegetable scraps such as onion skins and ends plus the tops and bottoms of celery and carrots.  Besides the vegetables, you just need some water, herbs, garlic, and a bay leaf.   You can add a bit of salt and pepper too if you plan to enjoy this as-is for sipping or in a bowl.

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth ingredients
Vegan Mushroom Broth ingredients

 

 

How to Make Mushroom Broth

Making homemade mushroom broth is easy and required just a few ingredients and minimal kitchen experience.  Add water to your stockpot and add all the ingredients.   Then you simply bring to a boil and then simmer on low for 30 minutes.

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth in the pot
Vegan Mushroom Broth in the pot

 

Once the broth is ready, it is time to strain out the vegetables.  CAUTION – will be HOT!    I use a fine-mesh hand-held strainer as shown below and slowly pour the mushroom broth from the pot into a large pourable container like my pyrex measuring cup.   This tasty recipe makes just a little bit less than 4 cups of vegan mushroom broth.

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth scraps in the strainer
Vegan Mushroom Broth scraps in the strainer

 

If I am not enjoying the broth right away, I let it cool a bit in the large pyrex before storing it in the jars. This gives it more surface area to cool down and saves me from pouring it while pipping hot into the jar.   The color may be different based on what type of mushrooms and other vegetables you used. For the items I used, the mushroom broth is this rich amber color when the light hits it.

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth in pourable pyrex
Vegan Mushroom Broth in a pourable pyrex

 

 

Storing Mushroom Broth

Mushroom broth is best stored in an air-tight jar or container. It will last up to a week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

 

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth filled jar and pot
Vegan Mushroom Broth filled jar and pot

 

What to Make with Vegan Mushroom Broth

There are so many ways to enjoy this mushroom broth recipe.  It is wonderful to sip or eat just as is thanks to its rich umami flavor.  This mushroom broth is ideal for ramen soups. I have replaced chicken broth in other Japanese and Asian soup recipes. The mushroom broth is especially good when you want to keep a soup vegan and it pairs wonderfully with miso too.

This broth is ideal for making the most amazing homemade KETO CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP.  This is seriously better than any restaurant-quality soup I have ever had. The whipping cream and touch of sherry make this so delicious and elegant. Make it tonight!

 

Vegan Mushroom Broth ready to enjoy in a bowl
Vegan Mushroom Broth ready to enjoy

 

 

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Vegan Mushroom Broth featured jar and bowl of broth

Vegan Mushroom Broth

Angela
A delicious vegan mushroom broth soup recipe that’s easy to make and a great usage for vegetable leftovers. The rich umami flavor is lovely and as a bonus it is also good for you with many health benefits. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 5 C water
  • 2 C mushroom stems and pieces
  • 1/2 C onion skins and pieces
  • 1/2 C celery stems and pieces
  • 1/2 C carrot tops and pieces
  • celery tops and leaves several stalks
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley several stems
  • 1 whole garlic clove or 1 teaspoon chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • To a medium-sized stock pot add 5 cups of water.
  • To the pot add the remaining ingredients except for the salt and pepper.
  • Over high heat bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, lower the heat to low. Let the broth now simmer on low for about 30 minutes.
  • Once the broth is ready, be careful with straining out the vegetables from the liquid. IT WILL BE HOT! Use a fine-mesh hand-held strainer and slowly pour the mushroom broth over it from the pot into a large pourable container. (like a large glass pyrex measuring cup)
  • If enjoying the broth plain, season it with salt and pepper if desired. To store, let it cool and then pour into air-tight jars or other containers. It will last up to a week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving  
Calories 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Total Sugars 1.1g  
Protein 1.2g  
Vitamin D 126mcg 630%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 144mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Keyword appetizer, comfort, dairy-free, diabetic, easy, fall, fast, gluten-free, grain-free, healthy, keto, low carb, paleo, quick, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian

 

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