Stock Recipes

Making your own stock at home is always healthier than buying industrialized versions with artificial ingredients! Find here a variety of homemade chicken, beef, fish, turkey, and vegetable stock recipes to use in soups, stews, sauces, and more.

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Instant Pot Chicken Broth

Keep this simple recipe for chicken broth on hand, and have a nourishing base for soups and sauces ready in (almost) an instant.

Lobster Stock 101

Use this lobster stock as a base for dishes such as seafood chowder, bisque, stew, and risotto.

Brown Beef Stock

Rating: 3.63 stars
In classical French cooking, brown stock is made with veal bones for a delicate-bodied soup; here, beef is added for a deeper flavor. To make a traditional version, simply replace the beef with more veal bones. This recipe is from the "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" cookbook.

Poached Chicken Breasts and Chicken Broth

Rating: 3.83 stars
With this method of cooking, you get tender and moist chicken as well as a tasty broth, which you can use in a variety of dishes.

Homemade Beef Stock for French Onion Soup

This recipe can be halved. After making the French Onion Soup, you will have a couple of cups of stock left over. You can use it in any recipe calling for beef stock.

Basic Chicken Stock

Rating: 3.59 stars
Use this versatile chicken stock as a base for classic soups, such as Broccoli Cream Soup and Creamy Tomato Soup. The recipe is adapted from the "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" cookbook.

Brothy Orzo and Pork Meatballs

In this one-pot dinner recipe, meatballs are given a makeover for spring. Ground pork, fennel seed, and Parmesan are mixed togther and formed into meatballs that cook in a light, bright broth with orzo pasta, lemon juice, and fresh dill. 

Scallion-Ginger Broth

Rating: 3.75 stars
Enhance chicken broth with scallions, ginger, and fish sauce for plenty of low-fat flavor.

Cleansing Broth

Rating: 3.03 stars
Sip this broth throughout the day for optimal effect.

Shrimp Stock

Rating: 3.53 stars
Skip the store-bought version and make your own homemade shrimp stock using shrimp shells and heads, mirepoix, garlic, and dried herbs. This recipe is courtesy of Emeril Lagasse.

Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup

A pinch of saffron adds a vegetal, almost tomatoey taste to this rustic chicken soup made with leeks, celery, and carrots.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Easy Turkey Stock
Before Thanksgiving, follow our step-by-step guide and prepare a homemade batch of turkey stock to use for a rich pan gravy. Be sure to save the turkey bones from that delicious turkey you made using our exclusive downloadable turkey guide.
Chicken Soup Base
Rating: Unrated
This is the base for the ultimate comfort food in wintertime... or any time you might be feeling sick.

Giblet Stock

Giblets, which are the heart, gizzard, and liver of turkeys and other fowl, along with the neck, can be used to make a rich stock for homemade gravy. The liver should be cooked separately before being added to the stock, or it will make it too bitter. To save time, you can make this stock while your turkey is roasting.