Nutritional yeast is no longer a fringe food. These days, you can find it on the shelves of most grocery stores, among other vegan substitutes and superfood powders.
This nutrient-dense powder is packed with vitamins. Most notably for plant-based eaters, it’s rich in vitamin B12–which is difficult to get from non-meat sources. It also contains a lot of other B vitamins and proteins.
Whether nutritional yeast is new to you or something that’s always in your pantry, creative ways to use this product are always welcome. Although it’s often just tossed on top of foods, it can also be used in sauces, soups, and more. Below, 18 of our favorite recipes using “nooch” (as it’s affectionately nicknamed):