I receive lots of questions about how I use nutritional yeast in my diet, so created a round-up of my favorite recipes and ways I like to eat it. If you’re already a fan, please share your favorite ways to use nutritional yeast. I’m always looking for new and tasty ideas, and I’m sure many of you are too!
- Sprinkled into scrambled eggs
- On pasta – like grated Parmesan
- Mixed into salad greens
- Whisked into homemade salad dressing – I love this one!
- In a rice bowl
- On popcorn – so good!
- Mmm Sauce – my favorite!
- On buttered toast
- On rice cakes
- Feel Good (Vegan) Mac & Cheese
- Mashed into homemade guacamole
- Cheesy Cauliflower “Popcorn”
- Scrambled with tofu
- Cheesy Kale Chips
- In soup
- Vegan Alfredo Pasta
- Mixed into canned tuna (or salmon) – I like it with honey mustard + nutritional yeast
- Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels Sprouts
- Sprinkled onto sautÃ©ed spinach
- Sprinkled onto any roasted or steamed veggies – I especially like it on broccoli and Brussels sprouts
- On avocado toast
- Mixed into your favorite flavor of hummus
- Inside a veggie quesadilla
- Blended into mashed potatoes
- Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite way to eat nutritional yeast?
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Thanks for linking up my Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups! Nearly 7 years later, I should probably update the photos on that post…lol
Hope you’re doing well!! 🙂
Obsessed with this post. I just recieved a huge container of nutritional yeast and had no clue what to use if for! Goibg the popcorn route first.
I’ve used it in coconut biscuits. I must try that cheesey cauliflower rice! I’m obsessed with cauliflower rice lately!
Thanks for all the great ideas! I’ve only ever sprinkled it on pasta so I’m excited to try other ways. Happy Thursday!
my favorite way to use nutritional yeast is to sprinkle it on my eggs!
I must start using nutritional yeast again. Thank you for the reminder. It is a great addition to so many foods. What is your favorite brand?
I like Bragg’s. I linked to it in my post! 🙂
I need to try this! Can you get it at regular grocery stores? I looked last week but didn’t spot it.
I buy mine online from Amazon, but Whole Foods sells it as well as other health/specialty stores.
Thanks for all the ideas. I keep wanting to pick some up and give it a try but I had no idea it had this many uses.
Love nutritional yeast! My favorite ways to use it are on sautÃ©ed kale, or blended with cashews and spices to make vegan queso!
Vegan queso sounds awesome!! 🙂
I’m a vegan and love nutritional yeast! Always looking for new ways to use it. I am going to try the cauliflower recipe you posted. Sounds delish!
I’ve never tried it, but this is the biggest list I have ever seen of uses for it. I guess maybe I have always been leary of it, since I keep thinking it will taste horrible.
lol…it’s like a kid who hasn’t ever tried something but will say they hate it.
Have you tried Spike Magic seasoning blend? Nutritional yeast is the main ingredient, but I love the added herbs and spices. So good on eggs or popcorn, really any of the savory suggestions you’ve made above.
I looked for this at Whole Foods yesterday! Do you know what section it is in? Bragg’s is quickly coming one of my favorite brands between ACV, liquid aminos and now this!
I think they have it in the bulk section as well as the baking section, near the spices. If you ask someone who works there, they’ll point you in the right direction! 🙂 I order mine on Amazon, which tends to me a bit cheaper.
@Tina: Thank you! Found it in the baking section while I was looking for honey.
These recipes look amazing!! Where do you buy your nutritional yeast from??
Do different brands taste different? I put some on a salad last week working for a cheesy flavor, but it was not so much…….
I have never used nutritional yeast so I am going to have to give it a try!!
Vegan parm made with nutritional yeast and ground cashews…so good—> Check out minimalistbaker’s recipe. I actually just sprinkled some on top of a veggie lentil soup for dinner and it was awesome!
Been enjoying nutritional yeast for quite a while, and these are all great ideas, thanks for sharing! On broccoli and eggs is the easiest and best way to use in my opinion.
Another hit in my house is when I bake a savory “cheesy” bread using nutritional yeast in place of half the flour called for in a recipe. Really goes well with a cornbread recipe. I use coconut flour, nutritional yeast, and whole grain corn flour with a little cumin and bam, delish!
I love nutritional yeast! I started on a Plant based journey a year ago and have found so many great uses for this stuff! I will definitely try out that salad dressing!
One of the BEST uses I have ever found is using to make “vegetable stock”. So easy to always have on hand 🙂
Amazing tips. Its time i start using nutritional yeast. Thanks a lot for the ideas