Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  21
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  1 mg
  • Potassium  39 mg
  • Phosphorus  22 mg
  • Calcium  2 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • None

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast. It has a strong nutty or cheesy flavor and is used as a cheese substitute in recipes such as Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce.
  • For a little heat add chili powder.
  • The turmeric is added for color. You can adjust the amount for the desired color.
  • Sauce will maintain same thickness unless additional heat or liquid is added. For a thicker, spreadable sauce reduce the water to 1/2 cup. If over thickened whisk in a small amount of water.

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11 Comments | Average User Rating:
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
grammy4him says:

I am excited to try this recipe. I just picked up some nutritional yeast and am hoping to find more recipes to use it in. We think it tastes like chicken bouillon. Do we have to worry about the protein if we use it more like a seasoning? Dietitian comment: Yes I am seeing nutritional yeast in many stores now. For 1 tablespoon there are 3 grams of protein, 10 mg sodium, 110 mg potassium. If you are sprinkling it lightly it will be fine.

Feb. 12, 2018, 3:44 PM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
cmanning11 says:

This recipe did not turn out at all like I expected. Sauce was to thick, and the Turmeric was overpowering. I used Nutritional Yeast flakes from my local health food store.

Jun. 17, 2015, 2:37 AM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
Joanne55 says:

i tried this cheese sauce. very good. ive seen it made alot on utube, was glad ot have some cheese sauce. i was following a plant based alkaline diet whixh said no yeast of any kind. an lots of other things which was very strict an hard to enjoy my meals. thank you i am good

Jun. 09, 2015, 1:43 PM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
ghcoons says:

Where can I get Nutritional Yeast? Dietitian comment: You can order it on linne or check at a health food store such as Whole Foods. Sometimes it is available in the bulk bins section.

Jul. 01, 2014, 9:15 AM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
Judypenn says:

Did I see somewhere on your site, frozen dinners Amy's were good for non-dialysis? Dietitian comment: Perhaps in the discussion forums? I am unaware of an article that mentions this brand.

Jun. 03, 2014, 5:23 PM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
Jbrowning says:

I would like to know what foods my husband can have that are non dairy and no phosphrus. Dietitian comment: You've come to the right place! We have over 800 recipes that are low in phosphorus. Many of those are also dairy free.

Jun. 01, 2014, 6:18 AM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
Eldonsmith says:

We found it to be very thick and not at all cheesy. Will not try it again.

May. 28, 2014, 5:44 PM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
Sydelle says:

Found the nutritional yeast in bulk and box at Jimbo's. If you have one in your area you can try that too.

May. 26, 2014, 11:14 AM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
simple01 says:

where to you find the traditional yeast? Dietitian comment: Whole Foods carries it. Look in the bulk food section. You can also order it online. Bob's Red Mill and Bragg are two popular brand names.

May. 18, 2014, 5:19 AM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
Pinkyz says:

I use non-dairy cheese substitute instead of this. It is found in the produce section @ my Tops market. & it has a really good taste & several flavors!! Dietitian comment: Be sure to check labels for the sodium content and avoid products with phosphate additives.

May. 03, 2014, 9:09 AM
Dairy-free Cheesy Sauce
kobbler says:

Where do you find the yeast? Nutritional yeast is not same as on bakery isle in grocery. (ignore rating as cant make it yet). Dietitian comment: If your supermarket does not carry it go to a Whole Foods or health food store. You can also order it online.

May. 03, 2014, 6:53 AM

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