25 Essential Nutritional Yeast Recipes for Every Meal

25 Essential Nutritional Yeast Recipes for Every Meal - Nutritional yeast (sometimes call “nooch”) has many benefits and uses. It can be a cheese substitute, a salt replacement and a great gravy for any meal that requires—well, gravy. Nutritional yeast is rich in nutrients. This unknown superfood is good for cholesterol levels, helps to increase energy levels and a good food to ward off anemia. I am always looking for ways to make the food I serve my twins more nutritious. That’s when I stumbled upon nutritional yeast. It can be used a variety of ways, so we curated this ultimate list of nutritional yeast recipes.

How do we ensure our kids are eating well when sometimes they just aren’t? In our article series, we’ll be introducing a number of foods that are not commonly talked about that can enhance the food you are already making at home.

Nutritional Yeast Recipes to Pump Up the Nutrition in Your Meals

Yes! You can pump up the nutrition of your family favorite foods with little-to-no extra effort with nutritional yeast!

Nutritional yeast (sometimes called “nooch”) has many benefits and uses. It can be a cheese substitute, a salt replacement and a great gravy for any meal that requires—well, gravy. Nutritional yeast is rich in nutrients. This unknown superfood is good for cholesterol levels, helps to increase energy levels and a good food to ward off anemia. Nutritional yeast is high in:

  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Folic acid

Naturally gluten free and extraordinarily universal, nutritional yeast will be your next best friend. And, with these nutritional yeast recipes, you won’t even miss that cheese!

But before we go into more details, just what is nutritional yeast and how is it different than other yeasts? Are there simple nutritional yeast recipes?

What is Nutritional Yeast?

It’s no mystery that many healthy foods come from either the earth or a plant—but for yeast, it comes from the last place you’d think. It’s a byproduct of molasses, that thick, tar-like sugar. It not only can grow off molasses, but it also can come from beet root and other similar habitats (1). It’s the same yeast that you’d use to leaven bread, except it’s been pasteurized (2).

Nutritional yeast comes in the form of flakes or powder and is normally a yellow color (2).  

How to Use it

Put a dash of nutritional yeast on your pasta, add it to your pasta sauce, make it into a gravy for dinner, or throw it into your favorite dish as a cheese substitute; nutritional yeast has many uses. Since it has a cheesy flavor, it is a favorite among vegans and health connoisseurs.

As a salt replacement on popcorn, it keeps your blood pressure down. Depending on the recipes you use, it can be added in an infinite number of ways.

So just sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top of the food you are already making. Also, check out the list of nutritional yeast recipes below for more ideas on how to use it on a daily basis.

Health Benefits

Two tablespoons of nutritional yeast is only 20 calories, making it a very low-calorie add in (2).

With such a small serving, it contains about 9 grams of protein (3). This means that by adding 2 Tablespoons to the foods you already serve your kids, you can add an extra 9 grams of protein to your favorite meals. That’s more than in 1 cup of whole milk (8g), a large egg (6g), or one oz. of beef (7g).

Not only is nutritional yeast high in protein, it is also high in vitamin B-12. This vitamin helps the preservation of the nervous system and helps stave off anemia (2).  It is good source of folic acid, which means nutritional yeast is good to have during pregnancy for cell growth—it’s good for just about anyone for cell maintenance (4).

Don’t forget the fiber! Nutritional yeast provides 3 grams of fiber per serving.

Now, what does all of this mean? It means that nutritional yeast is a superfood.

So whether you’re feeling like having a healthified Mac & Cheese, some tasty vegan lasagna or a cheesy popcorn, be sure to add some nutritional yeast to your foods. Try these nutritional yeast recipes below and be amazed by this incredible superfood!

Quinoa Mac And Cheese

Nutritional Yeast Recipes

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Get the recipe here for this Vegan (Quinoa) Mac And Cheese

 

2 Minute Vegan Parmesan Cheese

2 Minute Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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Get the recipe here for this 2 Minute Vegan Parmesan Cheese

 

Broccoli Breadsticks

Nutritional Yeast Recipes

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Get the recipe here for this Broccoli Breadsticks

 

Delicious Vegan Taco Casserole

Delicious Vegan Taco Casserole

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Get the recipe here for this Delicious Vegan Taco Casserole

 

Vegan Cheese

Nutritional Yeast Recipes

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Get the recipe here for this Vegan Cheese

 

Savory Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Savory Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

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Get the recipe here for this Savory Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

 

Cauliflower Mac And Cheeze

Cauliflower Mac And Cheeze

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Get the recipe here for this Cauliflower Mac And Cheeze

 

Vegan Cabbage Soup

Vegan Cabbage Soup

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Get the recipe here for this Vegan Cabbage Soup

 

Easy Lasagna

Easy Lasagna

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Get the recipe here for this Easy Lasagna

 

5 Minute Quinoa Pesto Zucchini Noodles

5 Minute Quinoa Pesto Zucchini Noodles

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Get the recipe here for this 5-Minute Quinoa Pesto Zucchini Noodles

 

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn

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Get the recipe here for this Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn

 

Zucchini Pizza Boats

Zucchini Pizza Boats

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Get the recipe here for this Zucchini Pizza Boats

 

Dreena’s No-fu Love Loaf

Dreena's No-fu Love Loaf

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Get the recipe here for this Dreena’s No-fu Love Loaf

 

Cheese, Peas And Pasta

Cheese, Peas And Pasta

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Get the recipe here for this Cheese, Peas And Pasta

 

Vegan Cheese Breadsticks

Vegan Cheese Breadsticks

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Get the recipe here for this Vegan Cheese Breadsticks

 

Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy Hash Browns

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Get the recipe here for this Crispy Hash Browns

 

Cheezy Spinach And Cilantro Rice

Cheezy Spinach And Cilantro Rice

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Get the recipe here for this Cheezy Spinach And Cilantro Rice

 

Crusted Tofu

Crusted Tofu

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Get the recipe here for this Crusted Tofu

 

Pizza Tofu

Pizza Tofu

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Get the recipe here for this Pizza Tofu

 

Sweet Potato Strings

Sweet Potato Strings

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Get the recipe here for this Sweet Potato Strings

 

Nooch Popcorn

Nooch Popcorn

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Get the recipe here for this Nooch Popcorn

 

Creamy Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Creamy Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

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Get the recipe here for this Creamy Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

 

Eggplant Lasagna Roll Ups

Eggplant Lasagna Roll Ups

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Get the recipe here for this Eggplant Lasagna Roll Ups

 

Roasted Butternut Squash With Kale And Almond Pecan Parmesan

Roasted Butternut Squash With Kale And Almond Pecan Parmesan

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Get the recipe here for this Roasted Butternut Squash With Kale And Almond Pecan Parmesan

 

Simple Vegan Omelet

Simple Vegan Omelet

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Get the recipe here for this Simple Vegan Omelet

 

Healthy Cream Corn Casserole Recipe

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Get the recipe here for this Healthy Cream Corn Casserole Recipe

 

 

25 Essential Nutritional Yeast Recipes for Every Meal - Nutritional yeast has many uses. Not only is it a great cheese substitute, its also high in protein, high in fiber and high in vitamin B-12. Nutritional yeast is rich in nutrients; this superfood is good for cholesterol levels, for energy levels and a good food to stave off anemia. Which is why we put together this list of recipes with nutritional yeast or recipes where you can add nutritional yeast to replace cheese or to put some flavor and a healthy kick in your meal. From eggplant lasagna rollups to cauliflower mac and cheese; these recipes are sure to please!

Citations:
  1. Live Strong: What Are The Benefits of Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  1. Bon Appetit: Nutritional Yeast
  1. Mind Body Green: 5 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Nutritional Yeast
  1. Huffington Post: Nutritional Yeast Don’t be Afraid
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