Melty Nutritional Yeast "cheese" (Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is from "The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook".


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk in water.
  3. Cook over med. heat, whisking until it thicken and bubbles.
  4. Cook 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
  5. Whip in Margarine and mustard.
  6. It will thicken as it cools. but will thin when heated or when water is added.
  7. Variation for richer, stretchier sauce that's good on pizza:.
  8. Substitute 1/4°C Cornstarch and 2 tablespoons flour.
  9. Instead of margarine, whip in 1/2°C of oil after it cooks.
  10. Add as much as 1°C water at the end or as needed to make a thick, smooth sauce that pours easily.
  11. Pour it on pizza for the last few mins of baking.
  12. Put under broiler for a few mins to form a stretchy, golden-brown speckled skin.


Most Helpful

SPOT ON!!! DH said this was worthy of 10 stars :D We have been fighting the hard battle trying to find a decent vegan cheese and the fight stops here. Now we only need to experiment to take this into different directions - mexican flavor, mac & cheese, the pizza alternative you mentioned...etc - however this is perfectly fine on its own. Simple ingredients, easy prep, great consistency & flavor - DH is very pleased!!! Thank you so many many times!!!!!

Mindelicious October 21, 2010

sorry, i did not like the taste of this at all. I was so excited because of the great reviews, but was very disappointed.

Cook+Princess February 29, 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just made this tonight and it was so very yummy. I gave up meat/dairy 3 months ago and have been very happy...but I used to looove me some mac & cheese. This really hit the spot. I'm pretty sure I'll keep some of this in my fridge on a regular basis. Oh, and I registered on this website just to say thanks for your recipe!

Noochface November 07, 2011

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