Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Powder

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This easy Vegetable Bouillon Powder is a great way to add incredible flavor to those soups, casseroles, and veggie dishes. It is super quick and simple to make in only minutes and also makes a terrific vegetable broth substitute.

homemade vegetable boullion powder in a glass jar with lid on white wooden table.

Growing up, we always used bouillon cubes to flavor dishes because it was easy, inexpensive, and just made stuff taste better. Nowadays, I opt for a better option that is bursting with flavor and without any of the negative traditional ingredients.

We have more great dry seasoning recipes for making healthy and delicious dishes like this homemade poultry seasoning (vegan), this savory spice blend seasoning from Dr. Michael Greger, and our easy taco seasoning mix.

You’ll love this vegan bouillon powder because it’s…

  • Herby
  • Super-flavorful
  • Can be made in minutes
  • Inexpensive
  • Requires few ingredients
  • Adds amazing flavor to dishes
  • Customizable
  • Delicious!
vegan stock powder poured out on white wood table with jar in background

What is nutritional yeast?

The main ingredient in this veggie boullion is nutritional yeast. If you haven’t heard of it before, that needs to change because this stuff is delicious!

Nutritional yeast is different from bakers’ or brewers’ yeast which most of us are used to hearing about. It is a deactivated yeast that is used for flavoring food.

Nutritional yeast has a nutty, cheesy, savory flavor and can be sprinkled directly on foods like potatoes, pizza, vegetables, and more.

It comes in flakes or powder form and can usually be found in the baking aisle at many grocery stores and can often be purchased in bulk at specialty or health food stores.

Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, B vitamins, and trace minerals.

It’s the addition of all of the herbs and spices that transforms this powdery yellow substance into a perfect substitute for those store-bought cubes and powders.

Tips for making vegan stock powder

This is the easiest herb and spice mix and takes only minutes to make. There are a couple of different options for mixing.

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

ingredients for vegan bouillon poured out on silver tray with measuring spoons

Shake/Whisk Method

The simplest way to make this vegetable bouillon powder and the way that I like best due to ease is the shake or whisk method.

Simply add all ingredients to a jar and shake or to a bowl and whisk thoroughly until blended well. To use, for flavoring, combine one heaping tablespoonful with one cup hot water: 1 TABLESPOON mix + 1 cup hot water.

Blender Method

Some folks like to make it more powdery and prefer to add all the ingredients to their blender or food processor. Because the final product is broken down more, you’ll want to adjust the measurements when using 1 TEASPOON mix + 1 cup of hot water.

Vegetable bouillon powder should be stored in an airtight container in your cupboard or refrigerator. Keep it on hand for adding to all your favorite dishes.

It can even be used as a vegetable broth substitute. When a recipe calls for 1 cup broth or stock, simply replace it with one cup of prepared vegan stock made with this powder.

Other great seasonings

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Easy Vegetable Bouillon Powder

This homemade vegetable bouillon is perfect for seasoning soup, stews, chowders, casseroles, and so much more.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

Shake/Whisk Method

  • Add all ingredients to a jar and shake or to a bowl and whisk thoroughly until blended well.
  • Poultry seasoning is completely vegan and can be found at many grocery stores or online.
  • To use, for flavoring, combine one heaping tablespoonful with one cup hot water: 1 Tablespoon mix + 1 cup hot water.

Blender Method

  • Some folks like to make it more powdery and prefer to add all ingredients to their blender or food processor. Because the final product is broken down more, you’ll want to adjust the measurements when using 1 teaspoon mix + 1 cup hot water.

Video

Notes

It can even be used as a vegetable broth substitute. When a recipe calls for 1 cup broth or stock, simply replace it with one cup of prepared vegan stock made with this powder.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g

Disclaimer

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28 Comments

  1. This is a good recipe but if someone’s sensitive to MSG it might be wise to omit nutritional yeast since this is a form of glutamic acid.

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