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What is Nutritional Yeast? How to Use + Benefits + 45 Vegan Recipes

What is Nutritional Yeast? How to Use + Benefits + 45 Vegan Recipes

What is nutritional yeast? Where do I find nutritional yeast? How do I use nutritional yeast? What are the health benefits of cooking with nutritional yeast? Find the answers to these questions plus 45 easy, healthy, and delicious vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, keto recipes such as pizza, pesto, cheese sauces, popcorn, pasta and more using nutritional yeast below!

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What is Nutritional Yeast?

Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of a yeast called ‘Saccharomyces cerevisiae’ that is commonly derived from blackstrap molasses. (It is not to be confused with Brewer’s Yeast which is the same species but an active form.) It is grown on molasses as it likes feeding on the sugar. It is then deactivated by being heated and pasteurized, and then dried and enriched with B vitamins before being packaged. Those on a vegan or dairy-free diet often find it a suitable cheese substitute due to its ‘cheesy’ umami flavor.

 
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Where can I find Nutritional Yeast?

  • Nutritional yeast can commonly be found in the baking section of natural health food stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, or Natural Grocers. You can also sometimes find it in the bulk foods section of these stores, too.

  • In conventional grocery stores, you can sometimes find it in the organic, natural foods or gluten-free sections of the store.

  • A common and popular brand of nutritional yeast is Bragg. This can be found online and in stores.

  • Some other brands that I have tried and loved that can be found online are: Sari Foods, Anthony’s, and Bob’s Red Mill.

  • Nutritional yeast can be found in the form of a fine powder, small flakes, or large flakes.

 
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What are the Health Benefits of Nutritional Yeast?

  • Nutritional yeast is rich is minerals such as selenium, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and calcium.

  • Nutritional yeast is a good source of B vitamins, specifically B12. B12 is a common deficiency for those on a vegan diet, so nutritional yeast is of the upmost help here!

  • Nutritional yeast is high in protein.

  • Nutritional yeast has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties thanks to the specific strain of yeast and its high beta-glucans content. Beta-glucans is a form fiber that has many reported health benefits, including being considered a prebiotic (crucial for gut health!).

  • Nutritional yeast is also rich in antioxidants.

 
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45 Nutritional Yeast Recipes (Vegan + Gluten-Free):

 

Cheesy Vegan Walnut Pesto by MOON and spoon and yum

Dairy-Free Macaroni and Cheese by Raia’s Recipes

Vegan Cauliflower Queso Dip by The Nutrition Adventure

Vegan Eggplant Meatballs by My Pure Plants

Vegan Cheddar Cheese by Healthier Steps

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos by Love and Good Stuff

Paleo Doritos by Oh, The Things We’ll Make

Citrus Salad with Cashew Cheese & Toasted Pistachios by Calm Eats

Creamy Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta by Strength and Sunshine

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip by Haute & Healthy Living

Sunny Spring Pea & Basil Vegan Pesto by MOON and spoon and yum

Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta by Shivani Loves Food

Broccoli Pizza Crust by Kitchen of Youth

Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball by Rhian’s Recipes

Parsley Walnut Pesto Rigatoni by The Simple Green

Gluten-Free Savoury Muffins by Love Food Nourish

Miso Breakfast Oats by Love and Good Stuff

Spiced Sorghum Popcorn by Zestful Kitchen

Creamy Winter Leek, Potato, & White Bean Soup by The Simple Green

Easy Vegan Parmesan Cheese by Veggie Desserts

Easy Asparagus Risotto by Foodal

Cheesy Vegan Mashed Potatoes by Watch Learn Eat

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Nutritional Yeast by Killing Thyme

Roasted Root Vegetable Gratin by Paleoish Krista

Vegan Spiralized Mac and Cheese by Clean Eating Kitchen

Vegan Cheezy Broccoli Salad by Living Well Kitchen

Vegan Caesar Salad with Roasted Sriracha Chickpeas by Haute and Healthy Living

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese by V Nutrition

Easy Vegan Alfredo Sauce by My Pure Plants

“Cheesy” Salt ‘N’ Vinegar Kale Chips by Wholesome Yum

Kale Spaghetti Genovese by Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

Curry Mac & Cheese by Strength and Sunshine

Garlic Herb Vegan Almond Cheese by Delightful Adventures

Vegan Jalapéno Popper Dip by Vegan Huggs


Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese by Rhian’s Recipes

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Cheese by Oh, The Things We’ll Make

Beet Pesto Penne Pasta by Just Beet It

The Best Vegan Pesto by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Easy Vegan Cheese Sauce (Nut-Free) by A Virtual Vegan

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (Vegan) by Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Roasted Vegan Summer Squash by Very Vegan Val

C& Onion Roasted Chickpeas by A Virtual Vegan

Three Cheese Vegan Lasagna by This Healthy Kitchen

Roasted Carrots with Cashew Cheese by The Organic Kitchen

Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing by Hell Yes It’s Vegan

 
 
 

I greatly hope you enjoyed learning about Nutritional Yeast and browsing these Gluten-Free + Vegan Recipes! xo.

 

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