Mar 24, 2020 (Last updated Sep 21, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
Say hello to this easy melty and stretchy vegan mozzarella cheese. This recipe takes just 10-minutes and 7 ingredients to make. It’s effortless, delicious, and I am obsessed!
As for flavour; expect this vegan cheese to be creamy and smooth, cheesy, salty and savoury. All-in-all, it’s exactly what were looking for in a vegan mozzarella recipe.
Enjoy this recipe for a quick grilled cheese, topped on pizza, and layered into lasagna. Or, simply grab some nacho chips and dip!
To sum it up, use this recipe wherever and whenever you’re looking to add melty cheese to your favourite recipes.
Now, let me tell you exactly how to make this Melty and Stretchy Vegan Mozzarella so that you can devour it like I did.
The ingredients for this recipe are simple and straight forward. Which is why I have given it my newbie cook stamp of approval.
For this recipe, you will need:
As you can see, it’s pretty simple and straight forward. And if you’re familiar with vegan cooking you probably already have these ingredients in your pantry.
Typically, you can find these ingredients at most generic grocery stores. However, if you’re struggling to find nutritional yeast or arrowroot powder than I recommend a visit to an organic grocers like Wholefoods or Trader Joe’s.
Certainly, there are some good vegan mozzarella brands to buy, instead of making it yourself. Which offer consistency that’s also melty and stringy. I’m not opposed to these brands. In fact, I use them from time-to-time for parties and entertaining.
However, the nutrition facts for store-bought vegan mozzarella can be a tad unhealthy. Since they use ingredients like starches, gums and carrageenan for longer shelf-life.
No doubt, making vegan mozzarella at home is a healthy solution. You know exactly what’s gone into it – no preservatives or additives, and the recipe can be made in just 10 minutes. So you can feel confident in knowing exactly what you’re putting in your body.
Now, you might be wondering exactly how to make vegan mozzarella melty and stringy? For vegans, this is the hardest part about finding reliable vegan cheese brands/recipes.
Often times, they don’t melt nor get stringy, which is a bummer when you’re looking to make pizza, grilled cheese, or nachos. It’s ALL about the stringiness!!
My magic ingredient for getting mozzarella melty and stringy is arrowroot powder!
Arrowroot powder is an ingredient that you can use to thicken sauces, soups, and make melty vegan cheese! It comes from the arrowroot plant and can be used as a substitute for corn starch, tapioca starch and other thickening agents.
See 5 thing you should know about arrowroot powder for more on this fabulous root. All-in-all, it’s a healthy and gluten-free ingredient that you can use to thicken recipes.
And that’s exactly how it’s used for this cheese recipe. The arrowroot powder helps to thicken your vegan mozzarella into a stringy and gooey cheese sauce. Without it, it’s impossible to achieve the same results.
This recipe can easily be made nut-free by substituting the almond milk for oat milk or soy milk. You can do this as a direct 1:1 replacement and it will achieve the same results. Voila! Now you have a mozzarella recipe that’s vegan and nut-free. 😉
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So, now you know how to make easy melty and stretchy vegan mozzarella. It’s creamy and smooth, cheesy, salty and savoury. Enjoy this recipe whenever you’re looking for melty cheese in your favourite dishes (lasagna, pizza, grilled cheese, nachos and more).
And take pleasure knowing exactly how your vegan cheese was made; with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.