Vegetable Stock (made in Pressure Cooker)

It’s getting to be the time of year when we crave soup. That means stocking the freezer with rich, flavorful, homemade stock.

This recipe is from Martha Stewart & I used this vegetable stock for her Minestrone Soup (post to follow).

Definitely a keeper!

Vegetable Stock (Pressure Cooker)


INSTAPOT/Pressure Cooking, Soups & Stews, Vegetable

Source: Martha Stewart’s Pressure Cooker book

Servings: 3 quarts


3 quarts water

1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, trimmed and sliced

1 leek (green parts only), rinsed well

2 large carrots, trimmed and halved

1 large turnip, peeled and quartered

1 large celery stalk, halved

1 medium onion, quartered

1 bunch fresh flat leaf parsely

4 thyme sprigs

3 dried bay leaves

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt


1) Place all ingredients in a 6 to 8 quart pressure cooker.

2) Electric: Secure lid. Manually set cooker to 25 minutes and let it come to pressure. Once time is complete, turn off, quickly release pressure, then remove lid.

3) Strain stock through a fine mesh seive set over a large bowl (discard solids). Let stock cool completely, uncovered. (Stock can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 week, or frozen up to 6 months).

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