Easy Vegan Nutritional Yeast Pasta Recipe

Easy vegan nutritional yeast pasta recipe

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
473 Calories
8g Fat
85g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
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.


  • 1 cup pasta (pre-cooked)
  • 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
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp. mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy vegan nutritional yeast pasta
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  2. First, cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Prepare the sauce while your pasta is cooking. 

    Pasta in bowl
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  3. Heat the oil over low heat then stir in flour to make a paste.

    Heat oil over low
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  4. Slowly add in the soy milk and heat, stirring frequently, until almost thickened.

    Slowly add soymilk
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  5. Then stir in the nutritional yeast, mustard, garlic and salt.

    Stir in nutritional yeast
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  6. Allow to heat for just a minute or two, then stir in cooked pasta. Adjust seasonings to taste.

    Pasta in pan
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  7. Serve in bowls.

    Serve pasta
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  8. Enjoy!

    Nutritional yeast pasta
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