It’s hard to beat homemade broth when it comes to nutrition and flavor. Now that I’ve learned to make broth in the Instant Pot, I’m never going back!
Don’t have an Instant Pot? Here are my stove-top, stock pot instructions for how I make Chicken Broth and Beef Broth. I’ve been making broth that way for years and would continue to do so had I not invested in my beloved Instant Pot.
I had a difficult time believing that making broth in such a short time in the Instant Pot (just a little more than an hour) could turn out the same wonderful product as making broth in my stock pot (for 4-6 hours). But it’s true. Broth made in the Instant Pot is just as fabulous as broth made slowly in a stock pot on the stove!
Have I convinced you yet to get an Instant Pot? Oh how I love mine!
How to Easily Make Broth in the Instant Pot
- Beef soup bones or chicken bones
- Variety of carrots, celery, onions, and leeks per your family's preference. (I usually use 3-4 pounds of veggies per batch of broth.
- Sea salt
- Put chicken or beef bones into your Instant Pot.
- Add as many vegetables as you can - carrots, celery, onions, leeks.
- Sprinkle sea salt liberally.
- Fill pot to the Max-Fill line with water.
- Seal Instant Pot, and cook on High Pressure for 55 minutes.
- Allow pressure to release naturally for at least 30 minutes.
- Release pressure, and strain vegetables and bones out of liquid.
- Blend vegetables in a blender until smooth.
- Add blended veggies into the liquid broth. This adds more flavor and nourishment!
- Re-use bones to make another batch of broth if you like! The second batch of broth isn't as rich, but I like getting a two-for-one!
When people eat soup I’ve made with this broth, they always ask for my secret. I believe it is the veggies cooked into the broth then blended and added back in. Once I blend the veggies and stir them into the broth, I have a rich, thick, orange broth – much different than store-bought. And so, so much better!
Coming up in my next post, I will remind you of my family’s favorite soup recipes to use with this great broth!
Sam Visser says
Wow. This is so easy. Thanks for sharing the article.
How would the recipe need to be adjusted for frozen bones?
Do you think it is as rich as doing it in a slow cooker?
I just made some and didn’t change anything that I normally do except use the instant pot and it didn’t taste as good as it usually does when I have used my slow cooker. I also left It alone on low heat for another 3 hours cause I wasn’t ready to deal with it yet. So now I am completely disappointed about. Cause the instant pot is fun!! ?. I will probably try it again though. But just wanted to know your opinion!! Been following you since 2012. You have been a life saver!! Thank you
Bethany Lotulelei says
I am sorry you weren’t happy with the results of the broth in the Instant Pot! Rats!
How long do you usually cook it in the slow cooker? Maybe try setting it to cook longer in the Instant Pot next time, and see if you prefer the taste? Let us know how it works for you!
-Bethany (Laura’s assistant)