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Reinventing the cube: BOU Bouillon Cubes

Bouillon cubes are one of those pantry staples that I used to cook with quite often until I began to eat a healthier diet. I wanted to limit excess salt and questionable ingredients, so I pushed the bouillon cubes to the back of my pantry and there they stayed until they expired. Fast forward to now, and I found out about a new company, BOU, that has recreated the timeless kitchen staple by packing better-for-you ingredients into easy-to-use cubes!

BOU is a healthier alternative to the traditional bouillon cube but has the same flavor and ease of use as the conventional bouillon brands. Their cubes are gluten-free, non-GMO, and have 30 percent less salt that traditional cubes. They come in 3 flavors: chicken, beef and vegetable.

What’s great about bringing bouillon cubes back into my kitchen is that I’ve learned to create some interesting recipes with them – not just the basic soup or stew. BOU has a bunch of creative recipes that show you new ways to use bouillon cubes, from Bloody Mary recipes to the delicious mac ‘n’ cheese recipe below.

Check out BOU at a store near you and give this delicious recipe a try while you’re at it!

BOU Bouillons

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Gluten-Free Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 464kcal
Author: BOU


  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 8-ounce box uncooked large gluten-free elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • 2 BOU Vegetable Flavored Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • cups 2% milk
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded (about 1½ cups)
  • tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs or cornflake cereal, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 7x11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • Combine ricotta and next 8 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Gradually whisk in milk and stir in the cheese. Stir the mixture with the pasta. Spoon into the baking dish.
  • Combine oil and butter in a medium bowl. Add breadcrumbs and parsley; toss. Sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 816mg34%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1065IU21%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 500mg50%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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