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.

Staff Picks

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. 

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.

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.

Super-Grain Soup with Watercress and Mushrooms

When cold and flu season hits, this warming Super-Grain Soup with Watercress and Mushrooms can serve as either prevention or cure. Packed to the gills with superfoods like peppery watercress, earthy mushrooms, and nutty quinoa, it'll be just what the doctor ordered.

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.

Lobster Stock 101

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

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.

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.

Homemade Beef Stock

Homemade beef stock lends rich complexity to our French Onion Soup recipe. Make it the day ahead—you'll have plenty left over to freeze and use in recipes for hearty stews and spicy chilis.

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.

Spicy Chicken-and-Lime Soup

With a fresh and spicy homemade broth and an array of colorful and crunchy toppings, here's a soup to warm up even the chilliest of evenings. This recipe uses a whole bird, making it not only a satisfying meal, but an economical one too. Starting with a cut up whole chicken helps prevent meat from overcooking. Ask your butcher to cut it into parts or follow our guide.

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: 3.64 stars

This is the base for the ultimate comfort food in wintertime... or any time you might be feeling sick.