Why Nutritional Yeast Is About to Become Your Secret Cooking Weapon
You know how a sprinkling of cheese can make almost any savory dish better? Well step aside, Parm, there’s a new flavor king in town. Meet nutritional yeast (nicknamed “nooch”), a flaky, deactivated yeast that’s incredibly good for you. But we like to think of it as a magical yellow dust that imparts a cheesy, nutty flavor to anything you sprinkle it on. Packed full of protein (a whopping 3 grams per tablespoon) and vitamin B12, nutritional yeast is also dairy-free, vegan-friendly and gluten-free. (We told you it was awesome.) Pick up a jar at your local health store and whip up one of these tasty dishes at home—you won’t be sorry.
Vegan Pasta Alfredo
So creamy and delicious, yet totally dairy-free.
Nacho Cheese Kale Chips
These are nacho typical kind of snack. (Sorry.)
The Best Butter-Free Popcorn (Nooch Popcorn)
You may never go back to regular popped kernels again.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
A luxurious vegetable stew made even more delicious with the addition of nutritional yeast.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cups
Nooch is perfect for giving your sweet dishes a savory kick, too.
All the richness, minus any cream, milk or cheese.
Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn
Cauliflower. Tahini. Nutritional yeast. Sold.
The Best Shredded Kale Salad
The secret to this tasty dish is coating the leaves in a garlicky dressing and topping them with roasted pecans and nutritional yeast.
Vegan French Toast
This brunch favorite gets its “eggy” taste courtesy of, you guessed it, nooch.
Vegan Green Chili Mac and Cheese
Believe it or not, this pot of deliciousness is ready in 30 minutes.
Silverbeet Ricotta and Pumpkin Quiche
Easy as pie.