Easy vegan nutritional yeast pasta recipe

Pasta with vegan white sauce
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Ratings (24)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
473 Calories
8g Fat
85g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 473
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 14g
Calcium 176mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When it comes to this vegan nutritional yeast pasta recipe, it's easy and it's quick, its vegetarian and vegan and it's tasty, but it's sure not fancy. It's not quite macaroni and cheese, but if you're craving mac and cheese, this is the quick and easy vegan way to satisfy that craving: a simple dish of pasta in a white sauce or a roux, made with soy milk, flour and oil, and with plenty of cheesy flavor from the nutritional yeast.

Add in a bit of garlic powder, onion powder or extra salt if you taste this nutritional yeast pasta recipe and think a little something is still missing. Or, spruce it up with some frozen peas, fresh broccoli, a handful of spinach or chopped tomatoes. If you're not worried about fat, add in about a tablespoon of vegan margarine or vegan cream cheese for a thicker and creamier sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. oil (olive oil is best, but any kind is fine)
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • 2/3 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup pasta, pre-cooked

Steps to Make It

First, cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Prepare the sauce while your pasta is cooking. 

Heat the oil over low heat then stir in flour to make a paste. Slowly add in the soymilk and heat, stirring frequently, until almost thickened, then stir in the nutritional yeast, mustard, garlic, and salt.

Allow to heat for just a minute or two, then stir in cooked pasta. Adjust seasonings to taste and eat!