25 Tasty Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast

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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!

25 tasty ways to use nutritional yeast

  1. Sprinkled into scrambled eggs
  2. On pasta – like grated Parmesan
  3. Mixed into salad greens
  4. Whisked into homemade salad dressing – I love this one!
  5. In a rice bowl
  6. On popcorn – so good!
  7. Mmm Sauce – my favorite!
  8. On buttered toast
  9. On rice cakes
  10. Feel Good (Vegan) Mac & Cheese
  11. Mashed into homemade guacamole
  12. Cheesy Cauliflower “Popcorn”
  13. Scrambled with tofu
  14. Cheesy Kale Chips
  15. In soup
  16. Vegan Alfredo Pasta
  17. Mixed into canned tuna (or salmon) – I like it with honey mustard + nutritional yeast
  18. Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels Sprouts
  19. Sprinkled onto sautéed spinach
  20. Sprinkled onto any roasted or steamed veggies – I especially like it on broccoli and Brussels sprouts
  21. On avocado toast
  22. Mixed into your favorite flavor of hummus
  23. Inside a veggie quesadilla
  24. Blended into mashed potatoes
  25. Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite way to eat nutritional yeast?

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28 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. Love nutritional yeast! My favorite ways to use it are on sautéed kale, or blended with cashews and spices to make vegan queso!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. Do different brands taste different? I put some on a salad last week working for a cheesy flavor, but it was not so much…….

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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