4 lip-smacking recipes using Nutritional Yeast

In the previous segment, you had learnt what nutritional yeast is all about. You were briefed on how the product is made. You had vital cues on the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, nutritional yeast was laden with. Now is the time to put the product to best use. Ask me how! It is by trying these wonderful recipes that use nutritional yeast as one of the main ingredients. Let me introduce 4 lip-smacking recipes, you can dole out, using this variant of yeast. Shall we get started?



Vegan Cheese


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Do you want to indulge in guilt-free eating? Would you want to add cheese to your breads? Or would you like to add a vegan twist to other cheesy delicacies? Or would you love adding your very own home-made cheese over your pizzas? Here, we go with the recipe!


  • 3/4th cup of raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 3/4th tsp sea salt
  • 1/4th tsp garlic powder

Method of preparation

Pour all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse till a fine paste is arrived at. You can store them in air-tight jars or containers. You can use vegan cheese over pizzas, breadsticks, and pastas.


Oil-free Lemon Basil Pesto

Oil free Lemon Basil Peto using Nutritional Yeast

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You can use pesto over sandwiches, pastas, peppers, pizzas, and other traditional dishes. Helping you find out how this wonderful recipe is made, the vegan style!


  • Three cups of basil- you can use canned versions or use the freshly chopped basil leaves
  • ½ cup of pine cups, preferably roasted lightly
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • A tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • A pinch of pepper and salt for taste
  • Water- 4 tablespoons to thin

Method of preparation:

Take a pan and start roasting the pine nuts. However, do not burn them. The pine nuts must be fried golden brown. You need not add additional oil as the pine-nuts will release the natural oils that are stored in them. Now, along with the lightly sautéed pine nuts, add the other ingredients too. Blend all of them using a food processor. You can freeze the mixture via icetrays. You can also place the pesto-mix in a freezer bag for later use. You can use pesto on sautéed noodles, pastas, pepper stuffing and across a lot more delicacies.


Vegan Mac n Cheese

Vegan Mac n Cheese, Nutritional Yeast

Image Courtesy: Plant-Based Mac and Cheese with Broccoli (Low Fat) (nutriciously.com)

Would you love indulging in a plant-based mac and cheese? This recipe is going to be delicious. We have used completely vegan ingredients yet without compromising on the taste. Would you want to get drooling over it? Check out the ingredients!


  • 7 OZ dry whole grain macaroni (You can preferably choose 200 grams pack)
  • 7 OZ broccoli florets (200 grams)

For the cheese sauce

  • Boil two medium sized potatoes. You can have them diced into cubes
  • ½ medium sized carrot- You can either grate them or have them chopped
  • Chopped onions- 1 small cup
  • A clove of medium-sized garlic minced
  • Soaked cashews- 65 g (You must have soaked the cashews in water for at least 30 minutes)
  • ¾ cup water (It measures 180 ml)
  • 1/4th cup of soy milk (60 ml)
  • 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Sea-salt, paprika and preferred spices for taste

Method of preparation

  • You can boil a pack of pasta in a heating pan. Add the broccoli florets 5 minutes before you switch it off the gas-stove.
  • You must cook the pasta until it becomes al dente. And the broccoli florets must be soft with a little crunch.
  • Drain off the excess water and set the pan aside

For the cheese sauce

  • When you have the pasta cooking, take another heating pan. Add to it onions, garlic, and carrots.
  • Sautee the veggies until they are fully cooked. You can add some water to make the vegetables soft and mushy. Alongside add the cooked potatoes. Allow all the veggies to warm up on the pot. You can place a lid on the vegetable pot for about 10 minutes and allow them to cook on a simmer.
  • Now, along with the veggies, take sea-salt, nutritional yeast and other ingredients as needed for the sauce. Blend into a jar until you get a smooth lump-free paste.

How do you assemble the pasta?

  • Transfer to bowl of pasta and cooked broccoli to a large bowl. You can add the tasty vegan sauce across the top.
  • Mix the ingredients using the spoon. This makes sure, you get a coat of sauce across the pasta bowl. You can serve the vegan Mac and Cheese pasta hot.
  • If you have left-overs, you can store them in air-tight containers and drop them into the freezers. As the mac and cheese freezes well, you can allow it to thaw the next say. You can enjoy this tasty recipe for the next 3-4 days!

Vegan cheese sauce

Do you want to add cheesy dips to your pastas, nachos, and flat breads? You needn’t hunt for the dairy variant of cheese anymore. You can make cheesy vegan sauces right there at the comfort of your home. You can add nutritional yeast to get a cheesy and sassy flavor. Helping you through the ingredients and the method of preparation.


  • 1 cup of cooked white beans- You can take something like cannellini
  • ½ cup of almond or cashew milk
  • 5 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • Quarter teaspoon garlic powder
  • Two teaspoons of olive oil- gives a buttery spread to your sauces
  • Rosemary, thyme, or turmeric – as spices or condiments

Method of preparation

Drain or rinse the beans if they are canned. Now blend all the ingredients except for nutritional yeast. You can use a hand blender or an electric one. Make sure no lumps are formed. You can now add five tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Mix the powdered nutritional yeast flakes in batches. You can pour the contents on to a tawa. Stir on lower or medium simmer until the desired consistency is achieved. You can add more of milk if you want the sauce to be of a thinner consistency. After about five minutes of stirring, switch off the gas stove. Now, you can allow the vegan cheesy sauce to cool down. Then, you can store them in mason jars or air-tight containers.


These are the top 4 healthy vegan recipes you can try making at home using nutritional yeast. If you have more recipes to add, kindly mention them over the Comment’s section. We would be more than happy to hear from you. Happy cooking!

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