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Nutritional Yeast Cheese Dip/Sauce

What you need: 

1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon dried yellow mustard powder
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons vegan margarine (I highly recommend Willow Run for this sauce)

What you do: 

1. Mix dry ingredients, add water, whisk until clumps are gone.
2. Put in pot with margarine, and heat on medium until hick.
This is a very thick sauce as it is best suited for things like alfredo, macaroni and cheese, etc. It shouldn't get as thick as mashed potatoes, though, so be careful. You can add more water if you make it too thick, but it's supposed to be pretty thick.
Mixing salsa with this for nacho cheese with chips is great; adding onion powder and extra margarine works great to use in a scalloped potato recipe; extra garlic, margarine and parsley for alfredo. Try scoops of it on vegan pizza. '

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I really want to make this recipe, but I don't have access to vegan margarine of any kind where I live.  How would people suggest I replace the margarine?  Would just oil work?  Doesn't seem like it to me...

what do you normally use for "butter"? Use that.....and yes, oil would work because I have made other sauces like this that call for oil. I would decrease the amount a bit.
Have you looked for earth balance, or  smart balance?

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I really want to make this recipe, but I don't have access to vegan margarine of any kind where I live.  How would people suggest I replace the margarine?  Would just oil work?  Doesn't seem like it to me...

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This worked REALLY well for me!  This was only my second attempt at making a nutritional yeast sauce, the first being LD's Bulk, Dry Uncheese mix...I really prefer this over LD's version.

It was soooo yummy on pasta!  I'm going to try this on pizza next. 

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This recipe was DA BOMB!! I liked it sooo much all over my vegan-licious pizza. My mom ate it plain on toast!! I used cumin and water not soy because I got scared of sweetness and don't have plain plain
thank you!!

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Oh my god, this is amazing, I am eating it on pizza now.  This is the cheese I will ALWAYS use on my pizza from now on.  Thank you so much.

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Worked well for me, I actually put in more than 1/8 of the mustard and cumin, added rice milk instead of soy.  Made pizza bread with it -- bottom layer toasted bread, then the 'cheese' then pureed canned organic tomatoes with oregano and basil on top (kids won't eat lumpy tomatoes) and they ate it.  It's a success with my picky boys so may try it again :D

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This has become my staple recipe for cheese sauce.
I use onion and garlic powders both, liquid mustard works - just a dab in place of dry.
I have also used Sazon seasoning (mexican) and mixed in salsa for a queso cheese for nachos or enchiladas.
If you mix roasted red peppers chopped fine it can mock pimento cheese - this is also good in baked mac n cheese!

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This "cheese" sauce is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've tried so many other recipes in vegan cookbooks that call for tahini or lemon juice in their cheese sauce and it doesn't come out to my liking. I'm not a big fan of lemon juice. But this recipe is so simple and good! Instead of the water, I used unsweetened soy milk as the other people posted. It was so good on pasta and broccoli. Thanks for the great recipe!!!!!!!!!! :D

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I'd like to put in another review of this recipe as I made it again tonight in a different dish. I whipped up a batch of sauce and poured it over hot cooked pasta shells with steamed brocolli and Bac-os bits. I also sprinkled more salt, some italian seasoning and hot chili flakes on top. Stirred it all up and dug into a very creamy pasta dish. My meat eating husband loved it too! Now I'm thinking about other ways to use this sauce....

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I decided to give this a try tonight for my baked potato and steamed brocolli dinner. It was so easy to whip up. I wouldn't say it tastes like melted cheddar cheese or anything but it had a pleasant creamy quality to it. Stuffed the potato with the steamed brocolli and poured this creamy sauce all over the top. Very good dinner! I will want to try this again with scalloped potatoes maybe or mix with salsa like others suggested to get a dip for chips. Thanks!

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