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Do you buy Veggie Broth? I used to but no longer. Introducing my Veggie Broth Mix. This stuff has made cooking soooo much easier for me.


veggie broth mix

One year ago when we first went plant-based I hated giving up the rich flavor I got from my chicken bullion. I switched to the veggie version and was quite happy with that until I learned it contained MSG. Bleck! Then I switched to a veggie bullion I found at my local Sprout’s but it didn’t provide the same rich flavor I had grown to love. When making soups I’d add plenty of veggie’s but it wasn’t the same, adding nutritional yeast definitely helped the flavor but sometimes I want broth without making a whole pot. My freezer does not have enough space for broth storage. When cooking for company I’d buy the carton’s of broth but those would get way too expensive. What’s a plant-based cook to do?

Make this broth mix, that’s what (sorry I just had a Junie B. Jones flashback)! It doesn’t have a lot of veggies but it does have a rich flavor that would be a great addition to sauces, soups, or anywhere you would normally use broth.

Veggie Broth Mix


  • 3 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast


  1. Mix all ingredients together, adjusting for your taste preferences. (If you hate once of these spices simply omit it.)
  2. Store in an air tight container.


Use this broth mix by adding 1 Tbsp of mix to warm water. I like to add extra salt to the finished product. This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups, that’s 24 cups of broth. I haven’t added up the cost but I think it is a much better value that all of the veggie broth I’d been buying.

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  1. Glad you went the dry route! It is wonderful – takes up little space and if in a Mason jar lasts for a very long time :)

  2. I’ve been looking for something like this! Your recipe seems much more in line with ingredients I already have in my pantry :) Just to clarify – is the correct ratio 1 tbsp to 1 cup of water?

  3. What a super cool idea!

  4. Thats such a wonderful idea / quick / cheap fix…love it!

  5. Thanks so much, I have found that I had a hard time finding veggie broth in the stores here where I live so I will be making this.

  6. Very interesting! This is a great tip!

  7. YUM – can’t wait to try. How big of a celebrity R U? You got Veggie Grettie over here to respond! (Bowing to honor you both – wink!)

    • HAHA Joye! I am no celebrity but I do agree the Gretchen (Veggie Grettie) is fabulous! I wish I lived next door to here so I could invite myself over and pick her brain and taste test all of her delicious recipes.

  8. Im presenting to a group of plant based newbies tonight, and one of items I was going to introduce to them was veggie broth powder. Perfect! I will direct them to your blog and recipe :-)

  9. I’m totally going to mix some of this up today, though I might add some powdered sun dried tomato. I’ve been buying better than buillion’s veggie base. Tired of the expense!

    • Done! I put 10 sundried tomatoes (snipped) and half a container of dried shitake mushrooms (1/2 ounce) and into the blendtec and blended them up into a powder and then blended in all the other ingredients. I upped the salt a bit, added a dash of cayenne and a teaspoon of raw sugar and mustard powder. It made 2 cups and fits nicely in a pint jar or my empty better than bullion container. It tastes just like vegan chicken stock! Yay, thanks Holly!

  10. Meal planning today. Will be making a batch of this to store in my little Mason jars to make an upcoming recipe. My goal for this spring/summer is to get my pantry in order and have all my plant-based food items labeled and jarred.

  11. I LOVE this idea! : ) Thanks for sharing!

  12. I’m new to nutritional yeast. I have seen it in flake & powder. Could you tell me which of these to use for this recipe or does it matter?

  13. I love this. I try to adhere to a no/low salt diet for my family so I’ve just been subbing water for veggie broth. Now with your dry mix I can skip the salt but still get more flavor than plain water. Plus it’s very budget friendly. :) Thanks – my family will appreciate more flavor in stuff thanks to you.

    • Meridith I’m so happy to read this! This Veggie Broth Mix has been life changing for so many people. It sounds weird to say that but that is what I keep hearing. We love it too!

      I need to make another big batch!

  14. This is awesome! Love this idea. A great thing to make a few batches of and keep on hand! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Stacey Parker says:

    This would be great to add to water when cooking rice or quinoa

  16. I made this last night as part of the Green Chili, Cilantro & Lime Soup recipe, which is also on this site (and delicious!).
    This broth mix really does provide a richness of flavor! I’m glad I have more left so I can use it for other applications…it will be a staple in my kitchen from now on. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  17. I think this is an amazing idea! I was buying broth like crazy too, then I started making homemade broth and freezing it…this is a much easier idea and more practical for my family! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Maria I’m so happy that this helps you feed your family. Now you can use that extra freezer space for fruits and veggies (and frozen muffins)!


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