Vegetable Couscous + Cheeze Sauce

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 22, 2010


[After some careful thought, I believe this is my favourite way to greet you, said of course in a Jerry Seinfeld voice]. :biggrin:


Apparently, I need to wear a bib on days like today because I have done a whole lotta drooling. Wait, that is every day actually.

One of my favourite discoveries as a vegan is nutritional yeast. I have used it countless times and it never disappoints me. It adds a cheesy and savoury taste to any dish and it is also an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Tonight I was craving Macaroni and cheeze, but we didn’t have any macaroni, so couscous + cheeze it was! Oh, and some veggies for good measure. :tongue:


Vegetable Couscous + Cheeze Sauce


  • 1.5-2 cups cooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup (or a bit less) homemade cheeze sauce (see below for recipe)
  • 1 cup Vegetables, cooked (I used frozen and heated them up)
  • Seasonings of your choice (sea salt, dried parsley, etc)


Directions: After making cheeze sauce and couscous, leave about 1/2 cup of cheeze sauce in the pot over medium to low heat. Mix in couscous and vegetables and heat. Serve immediately. Refrigerate remaining cheeze sauce.


Cheeze Sauce

[Adapted from PPK]

I have made a few cheeze sauces now, and I think this one was my favourite so far! It was very rich and creamy tasting thanks to the Earth Balance and flour.


  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup flour (I used whole grain spelt flour)
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Earth Balance (or margarine/butter)
  • Squirt of yellow mustard (1/2-1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp hummus (optional)


Directions: Mix flour, salt, and nutritional yeast in a pot. Slowly add water, mixing well with a whisk to get the clumps out. Turn the heat on medium and whisk well until sauce thickens to desired consistency. Whisk, whisk, whisk. Remove from heat and stir in Earth Balance (or margarine/butter of choice), mustard, hummus (optional), or other spices as you wish.


This dish pretty much blew my mind. If I could describe it in two words it would be Creamy Delight. Wait, make that 3 words: Creamy Cheezy Delight.


I can’t wait to use the cheeze sauce on other concoctions. It would be awesome poured over roasted veggies, on kale chips, or over nachos and salsa. It is just waiting to be experimented with!

Now for some fun health links of the week!

Health News Round Up




And now I have a date.

A romantic date with my kitchen sink, a little something called ‘every dish in the house’, and some soap. You’d think the Brady Bunch lived here if you saw how many dishes a food blogger and bakery owner went through in a day.

BUT….it’s nothing a little impromptu Boom Box party in the kitchen can’t fix…muahuha.

Have a great night!

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Nae (from CookingInCambridge) June 23, 2010 at 2:42 am

This looks so interesting! I may have to try it.
…although I probably wont, owing to my ‘traveling diet,’ where all my money has been spent on travel and I am thus left eating cabbage and potatoes.

And sometimes apples.

Keep up the delightful recipes! :D


Amanda June 23, 2010 at 4:07 am

Once again, another awesome recipe I can’t wait to try!



maxinthegym June 23, 2010 at 6:09 am

Oh wow I have so many recipes I need to try now! Anything resembling mac & cheese is a must try in my book!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 23, 2010 at 7:12 am

That sounds (and looks!) really good. I haven’t tried nutritional yeast, and I can’t quite understand how it tastes like cheese. But I believe it…and need to make that sauce!


faith @ gracefulfitness June 23, 2010 at 7:30 am

Yes, nutritional yeast is amazing stuff, especially as a vegetarian or vegan. While living in Peru for a year my only request from the States was “send me a BIG bag of nutritional yeast!”
Have you had it on popcorn? It helps to first spray the popcorn with a little EVOO then spinkle on the nut. yeast and maybe a little cayenne. Best movie snack ever!
The couscous looks delicious, I will have to try that when I am back in the land of real supermarkets.


AngelaOSG June 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm

no i havent had it on popcorn but that sounds amazing!


Triathlonbabe aka Grace June 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

See you so help me to decide what I will fix for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner almost everyday! Thanks for these awesome ideas that I love to experiment with, makes me want to try new things all the time!

Where do you find the nutritional yeast, maybe Whole Foods?

That dish made me drool just looking at the pics and it’s breakfast time for me at the moment. :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 23, 2010 at 7:46 am

I’ve never tried nutritional yeast but I’m really curious about it! Even though I’m not a vegan, I really love trying out vegan foods.


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) June 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

WOW this looks good! Feed me please, Ange? :P



JavaChick June 23, 2010 at 8:04 am

I tried a recipe for Cheezy Sauce and was not impressed – did not taste cheesy and had the consistency of glue. I do like nutritional yeast sprinkled on top of things though. Will keep your recipe in mind for a future attempt at sauce!


Noelle @OPera Singer in Kitchen June 23, 2010 at 8:20 am

You are so funny. Sometimes you write the way I think, and you totally have it when you write it down. Thanks for the smile!

The cheeze looks yummy along with coucous! I like your boom box party as well. I tend to do that everytime I clean the house and clean kitchen. It is inspirational or gets my groove going.:)


Carbzilla June 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

This sauce is going to be a savior for the coucous that I overcooked slightly. It needs some liquid to un-brick itself. Can’t wait!


Kim June 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Had your cheezy couscous recipe for lunch today – perfect!


Teri [a foodie stays fit] June 24, 2010 at 7:37 am

I made the cheese sauce last night with couscous and veggies. It was awesome! I’m so glad I had some leftover sauce…delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Jillian June 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

What kind of nutritional yeast do you use? Is it the flakes or is there a good powder for cooking?


Morgan January 20, 2017 at 12:24 am

This was amazing! Even my cheese loving boyfriend was mind blow by how cheezzzzy it is. Did it with broccoli and cauliflower! Thank you for sharing!


Angela Liddon January 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

So great to hear the dish was a hit, Morgan! :)


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