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!
Gluten-Free Cheddar Mac & Cheese
- 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
- 1½ cups 2% milk
- 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded (about 1½ cups)
- 1½ 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.
Recipe from BOU
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