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Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Powder

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.

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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.

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!

Back in the day, mom had no idea that those little seasoning cubes from the grocery store were not the least bit good for us. They are actually loaded with some pretty nasty ingredients.

How do you feel about monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed soy/corn/wheat gluten protein, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, beef fat, beef extract, water, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, hydrogenated soybean oil, and sulfites?

No wonder many people report allergies and headaches after eating that stuff!

A much healthier vegan bouillon option

Thankfully, there is a much healthier way to flavor food, and it doesn’t take a lot of time or cost much money. This homemade vegetable bouillon is perfect for seasoning soup, stews, chowders, casseroles, and so much more.

I love to use it to season my beans and even on vegetables like roasted Brussels sprouts or corn on the cob. It tastes delicious sprinkled over a fresh-baked potato as well.

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vegan stock powder poured out on white wood table with jar in background

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

What is nutritional yeast?

Have you heard of nutritional yeast before? It is different from bakers or brewers yeast that 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.

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

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 to 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 to: 1 TEASPOON mix + 1 cup 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 this prepared vegan stock powder.

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Other great seasonings

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Easy Vegetable Bouillon Powder

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This homemade vegetable bouillon is perfect for seasoning soup, stews, chowders, casseroles, and so much more.

Ingredients

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 to 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 to 1 teaspoon mix + 1 cup hot water.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful.

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Ronda Walker

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Thank you Terri for the great veggie bouillon recipe. It's the answer to how to have healthy ramen 🍜 for me!!

Audrey

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Great recipe!! I totally agree broth cubes contain some scary ingredients. And broth in a box just never cuts it for me. Flavorless and full of salt. Stumbled upon this recipe. We are big fans of nutritional yeast (love it on our popcorn) so I was excited to try this out, Used it in my homemade curry soup and it gave the soup a wonderful taste and color. Glad I found this. I will always keep it handy in my pantry now. Thanks again😊

Terri Edwards

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi Audrey- That's awesome! I do love this for flavoring soups and casseroles. I'm very glad you stumbled upon it too! :D

Pat

Monday 2nd of November 2020

I just made this and cannot believe how GOOD it is! I didn't have celery salt so I used celery seed. Instead of Sea Salt I used Kosher salt( was out of sea salt) After tasting, I decided to personalize by adding poultry seasoning. Perfect sub for chicken broth. I am so excited to change this up with Cumin and pepper flakes for Mexican dishes. Never have to buy jarred bouillion again. Thanks so much Terri! Love It!!!

Terri Edwards

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Hi Pat- I'm thrilled that you like the vegetable bouillon! It's so handy for seasoning. Thanks for letting me know.

Jeffty

Sunday 13th of September 2020

hi Terri Edwards (thank you for all you do on this website and YouTube VDO’s)... i’m still a little confused regarding stock and/or broth substitutions...assuming a recipe called for 6 cups vegetable stock (broth)...exactly how much ‘shaken’ mix would be added to 6 cups of water as a substitute? I’m assuming 6 tbs and not 6 cups of mix...please clarify for me please...i thank you in advance...Jeffry

Terri Edwards

Monday 14th of September 2020

Hi Jeffty- If a recipe calls for 6 cups of vegetable broth, I would mix up 6 Tbsps of bouillon powder and 6 cups of hot water. Hope that helps!

Adam

Friday 19th of June 2020

Just a clarification. When you say you can sub 1 cup of broth for 1 cup of powder, I assume you mean all powder then in that case and not the teaspoon/tablespoon in a cup of water otherwise?

Terri Edwards

Saturday 20th of June 2020

Hi Adam- Yes, you are correct. When it means to sub out the prepared mixture of 1 TEASPOON mix + 1 cup hot water for one cup of broth. Hope you enjoy it!