Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce

Whether you are dairy free as a lifestyle choice or because of an allergy or intolerance, we know that there are still times you crave a cheesy sauce that you can enjoy on vegetables, potatoes, and pastas. This recipe submitted by Dorothy R. Bates is a delicious and simple recipe for vegan “cheese” sauce made with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Yeast and All-Purpose Flour!

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Servings 8 servings
Cook Time 5 minutes
Submitted By Dorothy R. Bates
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Servings 8 servings
Cook Time 5 minutes
Submitted By Dorothy R. Bates
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Whisk together nutritional yeast flakes, flour, and salt in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  2. Place pan over medium-high heat and whisk in cold water.
  3. Continue whisking as sauce thickens, bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat, cook 1 minute, remove from heat.
  4. Whisk in butter or vegetable oil and mustard.
Recipe Notes

Sauce will thicken as it cools, but thins down when heated.

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11 thoughts on “Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce

    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Nick,
      The mustard in this recipe can be omitted as preferred. This is a customer submitted recipe and was not tested by Bob’s Red Mill.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Christie,
      We haven’t tried this recipe without the oil- omitting it may cause the sauce to be too thick or separate. If you decide to leave the oil out, I may suggest adding a bit of Almond/Soy Milk or similar if the sauce is getting too thick.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Morgan,
      We’re glad you liked this recipe! You can store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

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  1. Kathleen

    My intial thought when reading this recipe was, why not start out with a roux? So I did that instead, melted the butter, whisked in the flour, cooked and then gradually added water, whisking to smooth. I added the remaining ingredients and whisked again. Good flavor and texture. I may even prefer this to real cheese sauce.

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