Vegetable Bouillon Powder


Vegetable Bouillon Powder


vegetable bouillon powder by intentionally eat with cindy newland in a glass jar with a tablespoon in it

This vegetable bouillon powder adds incredible flavor to soups, stock and chowders, plus it is quick and easy to make. You can feel good about this healthy bouillon because it is free from chemicals and additives.


vegetable bouillon powder by intentionally eat with cindy newland in a glass jar with the lid next to it


I used to unwrap those gold cubes and watch them dissolve in hot water.  Now I know better because those cubes contain hydrogenated oils and Monosodium Glutamate, aka MSG.  MSG can cause all sorts of reactions like headaches, facial pressure, numbness, drowsiness and tingling. If you’ve ever experienced a reaction to MSG you know you want to avoid it.

Read more about MSG HERE


Did you know half of a cube contains 35% of the suggested daily amount of sodium?! Half a cube!


I decided to make my own vegetable bouillon powder that’s free from chemicals and lower in sodium.

vegetable bouillon powder by intentionally eat with cindy newland in a glass jar with a lid and tablespoon

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What is Nutritional Yeast?

You might hear it called Nooch. It is a deactivated yeast related to brewer’s yeast. It is called Nutritional yeast because of its nutrition. It’s full of B vitamins, folic acid, protein, and fiber. It has a nutty, cheesy flavor and it’s great in soups, on pasta, popcorn, or anywhere you would use parmesan. Remember to store it in a dark container or cabinet to maintain the nutrition, but it can be kept for up to two years.

You can find it HERE, in the health food section of your grocery store, or possibly in the bulk section. Buying a small amount from the bulk section might be a good idea if you are apprehensive. I bet you will end up loving it and buying more, though.






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How do you make vegetable bouillon powder?

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own and you know everything that is in it.  This bouillon is MSG-free, low sodium, and will stay fresh in your spice cabinet for several months.


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Vegetable Bouillon Powder

This vegetable bouillon powder adds incredible flavor to soups, stock and chowders, plus it is quick and easy to make. You can feel good about this healthy bouillon because it is free from chemicals and additives.
Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 20kcal
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland


  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric


  • Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight jar. 
  • Add 1 Tbsp to 1 cup warm water for 1 cup vegetable broth.


Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fiber: 1g




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Try out Vegetable Bouillon Powder in this Easy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder 

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  1. 5 stars
    I made the Vegetable Bouillon Powder with only 1 tsp of salt & celery seed & then made the Cauliflower Chowder.
    It was delicious, according to the husband of the house. I think the garlic clove load of the cauliflower soup
    made the difference in whether the salt was missed. Not sure. I also added a pinch of Cheyenne & the Liq smoke.
    I will make it again.

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Irma! The roasted garlic definitely gives the flavor a boost. I’m glad you liked the Veggie Bouillon, too, and were able to make it even lower in sodium for your needs!

  2. 4 stars
    oh i never heard about it! I sometimes add turmeric to my soups, but that’s all. Also, I checked other posts of yours and I am loving the avocado recipes, will definitely try them.

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, I wish I had seen this yesterday when I needed vegetable broth and had none. This looks so easy and I have it all except the yeast to make my own.

  4. It’s so good to make this powder yourself as you are totally right about the daily amount of sodium. Plus, you choose whatever you like to add and give the final taste.

    1. Thanks Glenda! It’s so nice to have health benefits from bouillon vs. health issues from the chemical laden store bought ones.

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never used vegetable bouillon. Can it be used interchangeably with chicken bouillon? My husband has off the charts triglyceride levels and we are trying to manage our diets.

    1. You can absolutely use this vegetable bouillon instead of chicken. It’s a great way to help lower your husbands triglycerides.

  6. This is so amazing! I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 20 years, an have never made this for myself. It’s such a better option than buying something packaged. Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    What I find fantastic about this vegetable bouillon is that it is made if ingredients readily available in most kitchen pantries. Looks delicious.

  8. 5 stars
    I love cooking with bouillon. I even use it to cook my potatoes in for mashed potatoes. It just makes everything taste so much better. I’ve never tried making my own but now I’m going to have to try it.

  9. 5 stars
    I would love to make some vegetable bouillon powder. I know I have seen the other beef and chicken but I would prefer using vegetable for flavoring in soups and other dishes.

  10. Thanks so much for this recipe…kind of stumble on your platform. I bought vegan bullion ages ago. Then, I couldn’t find it again. Often, I make a veggie broth to use in soups, and other type dishes. But lately I haven’t had time.

  11. I’m adding this to my list of stuff to make myself. I’ve always bought stock cubes but didn’t realise they were so bad for you. I’m looking at ways to reduce salt/sugar and chemicals in the house so this is certainly being added to my list! Thank you.

  12. Awesome to know. Needed a solution to cubes and powder commercially bought. I recently stopped buying them becuse of the use of Palm oil. This is a wonderful way to replace them. Thank you. I will definitely be using this recipe and often. We make soup frequently.

  13. what is the nutritional values on this vegetable broth powder (per tsp, tablespoon, etc) Kidney patient and that 1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt – scares the bejibers out of me

    1. The recipe makes 1 cup of bouillon powder. One tablespoon of powder added to 1 cup of water equals 1 cup of broth. One tablespoon of powder has approximately 446 mg of sodium. If you feel that is more than you want in your diet, you can always change or omit the amount of salt. Enjoy!

  14. Made some and added it to my west African peanut stew recipe – took the rich flavor to a whole new level! Thanks a bunch!

    1. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, but I’m not sure if that makes a difference for you. I don’t know of a substitute ingredient that will work for this recipe.

  15. My husband is on a very strict sodium intact. Would leaving the salt out would make a significant difference in the favor when used in cooking?

  16. Did you grind the spices together? The pictures make it appear fairly fine. Absolutely love the idea of make your own blends! TIA

    1. The nutritional yeast is in flake form and I just added the other spices that were already ground. Place in a jar and shake. Enjoy!

  17. 5 stars
    Made this a couple of months ago, and after using up the last little bit I was afraid I might not be able to find the recipe again (wheeew, I did)! Four years ago I moved to the Netherlands, and this recipe easily beats any vegetable bouillon I’ve found here (both in quality and taste). Thanks for posting!

  18. 5 stars
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I haven’t posted before but wanted you to know that I make a big batch of this to keep around at all times. So many great uses. Last Christmas I even made each of my family members their own jar. Great gift idea! Thank you so much for creating what I consider a pantry staple.

  19. I’ve been looking for something like this to add to Ramen noodles bc the packet that comes in most of them have little to NO flavor or they’re horrible for you. Thanks! I can’t wait to try it and add it to my preppers pantry as well!!

  20. I just made this and tried a hot cup of it. I lowered to pink Himalayan salt to 1 and half t. Omg, so so delicious. Thank you. I loved it👍🥰

  21. 5 stars
    Going to make this today, just waiting on my new food processor. I have to leave out salt. Can’t have it. I do have question: do you have recipe for beef favor bouillon, Ty

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