Nutritional yeast, known by hardcore fans as ‘nooch’, is a strain of yeast that is grown on a sugar carrier, such as molasses or sugar cane. After the yeast is grown, it is heated, dried and crumbled into powder or flakes; the final product is a deactivated form of yeast, so you couldn’t make a loaf of bread from this type of yeast.

Despite a common bad rep, nutritional yeast is not as bad for you. Fortified nutritional yeast is actually a great source of B12 and loved by many for adding a nutty, savory and, most importantly, cheesy taste to food.

In celebration of nooch’s many good points, here’s a list of recipes filled with nutritional yeast!

9 Nooch-Tastic Vegan Recipes for Nutritional Yeast Addicts


1. Soy-Free Vegan Quiche

This rich and creamy quiche would go perfectly with a light salad or side – plus, the dish is forgiving and can be custom-tailored to your culinary preference.

Get the recipe here.

2. Cinnamon Buckwheat Vegan French Toast

If you thought you needed eggs and milk to make the ultimate French toast, you were wrong. This recipe is delicious!

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3. Nacho Cheese Kale Chips

This recipe is a true crowd-pleaser (if you can tolerate all the nacho cheese jokes)!

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4. Smoky Cheese Lasagne

vegan lasagna

This could well be the cheesiest and best lasagne you’ve ever tasted!

Get the recipe here.

5. Nooch Cheese

What’s better than nachos and cheese? Vegan nooch cheese and nachos.

Get the recipe here.

6. Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

If you’re one of those people who know there’s nothing better than a deep bowl of carbs to comfort you, this vegan mac n cheese has all the cream, with none of the cruelty.

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6. Nooch and Herbed Baby Potatoes

Potatoes – everyone’s best friend, right? This side dish tastes just like parmesan potatoes!

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7. Vegan Nooch Tofu Burger

You know you’ve made it in life when you’re outside with good company, good wine, and the cheesy vegan burger of your dreams.

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8. BBQ Sour Cream Onion Potato Chips

Save on plastic by making your very own alternative to a good ole’ bag of Pringles or Lays…

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9. Tofu Benedict with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce and Homemade English Muffins

This breakfast takes made ‘from scratch’ to a whole new level your favourite breakfast just stepped up a level all thanks to nooch.

Get the recipe here.