How to Use Nutritional Yeast

how to use nutrional yeast


Nutritional yeast (or nooch) is one of the only non-animal sources of vitamin B-12. It only takes 1/2-1 tbsp of nutritional yeast to get the daily requirement. Nutritional yeast is also a great source of iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium, 18 amino acids, protein and other vitamins.

Pop Corn

Sprinkle the nooch along with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt for a cheesy touch. Add other spices, such as garlic powder, thyme or paprika for an even greater party in your mouth. Try this recipe!


Skip cheese and sprinkle a light layer of nutritional yeast onto your pizza. If you top a pizza with diverse textures and flavors, such as roasted vegetables, fragrant herbs and nutritional yeast, the cheese component is unnecessary. Try This Recipe

Vegan Cheese Sauce

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Kale Chips

Nutritional yeast takes kale chips to a whole new level. Do it…. DO ITTTTTTT Full recipe here


You don’t miss Parmesan because you’ve got cheesy nutritional yeast on top of your yummy pasta instead!!! Or How about turning your Alfredo Sauce vegan by using this magical yeast instead!

Power Hummus

Add a nutritional, and protein kick by adding a few table spoons of nutritional yeast to your hummus! Try this recipe!

Mashed Potatoes

Stir nooch into mashed potatoes, not only saving calories by nixing cheese but also cutting down on the sodium. Indeed, mashed potatoes can be healthy.

Bean Dip

Emily Malone of the blog Daily Garnish makes a fabulous bean dip using nutritional yeast. If you served this at a party, no one would even be able to tell its vegan.

Onion Rings

Nutritional yeast has been showing up in onion ring recipes, and for good reason. It helps to increase the nutritional benefit of onion ring batter and adds an edge to each bite. Make the baked fat-free onion rings featured on vegan blog My Whole Deal.

French Fries

Want some added nutrition, crisp, and kick to a homemade version of baked French fries? Drizzle olive oil over cut potatoes and then toss them in a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Try this recipe!

Vegan Breakfast

Add nutritional yeast to your favourite vegan breakfast dish for that cheesy, buttery flavour. We LOVE tofu scramble, and you will too try this super easy vegan breakfast recipe.

Creamy Cooked Greens

Replace cream and cheese with a tablespoon or two of nutritional yeast and then watch as bare spinach or collards suddenly becomes decadently creamy and bold in flavor.


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