How to use Nutritional Yeast for Soups

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How to use Nutritional Yeast for Soups. Nutritional yeast is a form of inactive yeast with a smell and flavor similar to a nutty cheese. Vegetarians use it often, as it contains many of the same nutritional elements as meat. For example, it is a complete protein with 18 amino acids, is full of B-vitamins and also if rich in trace minerals. While there are many ways to use nutritional yeast, it is the perfect addition to soups.

Step 1

Use nutritional yeast towards the end of the soup cooking process in order to preserve as many nutrients in the yeast as possible. Start with just 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast, stir until combined and then taste for flavor and texture. Add more if you like.

Step 2

Add just about 1 tsp. of nutritional yeast per 2 cups of soup if you are just looking to add a light flavor and boost of nutrition to your soups. This little amount proves plenty of nutrients and a subtle flavor without changing the texture of your soup.

Step 3

Create delicious, cheese and creamy soups without dairy by adding 2 or more tbsp. of nutritional yeast per 2 cups of soup. How little or how much you add is up to you depending on the flavor and thickness you are going for.


  • Keep nutritional yeast in a salt shaker so that each individual might add as much nutritional yeast as they like. Just make sure you add a spoonful of rice to the shaker to help keep the yeast dry.