There are so many recipes using Nutritional Yeast out there these days. It’s not just for vegans looking to add a cheesy taste to their meals.
It’s for anyone looking to pop up the flavor in their recipes. There is no rule that you only have to eat only plant-based foods to enjoy delicious nutritional yeast recipes.
What is Nutritional Yeast?
Nutritional yeast doesn’t necessarily sound delicious but this vegan-friendly ingredient has the ability to add a yummy cheesy taste to everything from pasta to popcorn.
Those who are familiar with it have affectionately referred to it as “nooch.”
This ingredient has been a prevalent addition to vegetarian restaurants and vegan cookbooks for quite some time now and it’s for good reason. Fortified nutritional yeast is actually a source of B12, which is rare for a non-animal source.
Nutritional yeast is not just for vegans and vegetarians though, there are many carnivores out there that love it for it’s savory and cheesy flavour.
“Nooch” is an inactivated version of the yeast you commonly use in bread recipes as a leavening agent.
It actually bears a resemblance to powdered parmesan, which makes sense as it is quite similar in flavour.
Nutritional yeast is non-dairy and comes from the same species as Brewer’s yeast. This species is called Saccharomyces cerevisiae but it shouldn’t be confused with the live version. You can’t make beer from nutritional yeast.
Recipes Using Nutritional Yeast
There are several recipes out there that use nutritional yeast and not all of them are vegan or vegetarian.
Whether you choose to add this ingredient to breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you are sure to be pleased with the results.
It makes a delicious cheese sauce, flavors popcorn, and adds “oomph” to soups and sauces.
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Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Nutritional Yeast Recipes
There are many delicious Nooch based recipes out there that are perfect for those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
With so many great recipes to choose from you are sure to find something you love.
Here’s some ideas of what to cook with nutritional yeast.
Nutritional Yeast Recipes with Meat
There are so many delicious meat based recipes. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy the flavor of nutritional yeast.
There are several different ways to use nutritional yeast. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply want some cheesy flavor, as you can see from these recipes – you’ve got options.