This might have been a dangerous thing to make…I’m a little obsessed with this cheese sauce!
One of my veghead friends got me addicted to putting nutritional yeast on popcorn a few years ago but I never tried it in anything else…until now…this cheese sauce was really simple to make and amazingly delicious.
3/4 c unflavored almond milk
1 T earth balance or your favorite vegan butter substitute
1 T flour
6 T nutritional yeast
2 t mustard
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 t white pepper
Hear butter in a sauce pan just until melted over low heat. Whisk together the almond milk with the flour until the clumps are gone. Add the nutrition yeast and whisk until smooth. Add mixture to the pan of melted butter. Whisk over medium low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Whisk until sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes. You can add more flour to thicken or milk to thin the sauce out to your liking. Done!
I poured this over my quinoa pasta, fried a few leaves of sage for topping and ate like a little piggy. Addicted! Fried sage or basil is a great addition to any dish that needs a hint of herb without overpowering the flavors.
Nutritional yeast is admittedly a really strange sounding name for a great product. Don’t be fooled by what it sounds like. It’s one of the only sources of vitamin B-12 that doesn’t come from an animal. It has a wonderfully cheese taste to it as well as being healthy. Try it on anything! Sprinkle it on pasta, on roasted veggies, kale chips…the possibilities are endless…