Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce

I altered the recipe a bit!

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon dried yellow mustard powder
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine


1. Mix dry ingredients, add water, whisk until clumps are gone.

2. Put in pot with margarine, and heat on medium until hick.

This is a very thick sauce as it is best suited for things like alfredo, macaroni and cheese, etc. It shouldn't get as thick as mashed potatoes, though, so be careful. You can add more water if you make it too thick, but it's supposed to be pretty thick.

Mixing salsa with this for nacho cheese with chips is great; adding onion powder and extra margarine works great to use in a scalloped potato recipe; extra garlic, margarine and parsley for alfredo. Try scoops of it on vegan pizza.

Recipe found here:


  1. Just discovered this blog. I'm excited to peruse and borrow (copy) some of your recipes. I have the same opinions as far as health/nutrition goes as you it appears, but I'm still learning. In this recipe you add margarine..... How is dairy free any healthier than regular? Isn't it still processed from Vegetable Oil and include Trans Fat??

    Thanks for posting these recipes! :)

  2. We don't eat dairy because: 1) Several of us have allergies to it, and 2) I feel dairy is not meant for the human body. We use Earth Balance butter instead. They have several varieties. We use the dairy-free, soy-free version in the red and white container. It's not perfect, but it's the best I've been able to find. And it has zero trans fat.