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EASY RECIPE: Instant Vegan Mozzarella

Updated: Jun 19, 2022

Why grate, slice, chop and melt mozzarella when you can cut to the chase and have it pre-melted? This is essentially a sauce that mimics the stringiness of melted mozzarella, especially when drizzled over pizza or through pasta bake dishes, like Gnocchi alla Sorrentina.



1 cup soy milk

2 tablespoons tapioca starch

¼ cup neutral vegetable oil, like rice bran

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon salt


In a medium saucepan, over a medium heat, pour in the soy milk and whisk in the tapioca starch until dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and stir briskly to combine.

Stir often until the sauce becomes thick. When the melted cheese begins to turn stringy and thick, it is ready.

Dollop this sauce on top of pizza or through pasta for a ready-made melted mozzarella.


For extra flavour add ½ cup grated vegan cheese to the sauce before it thickens. Also, instead of finding vegan cheese that melts, spread this mozzarella onto toast or smear in between bread for a cheese toasted sandwich.

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