Outdoor Herbivore’s Vegan Cheddar Herb Sauce is a great way to dress up ramen noodles or instant mashed potatoes and turn them into a tasty powerhouse of a meal. Entirely vegan and non-dairy, you’ll swear there’s cheddar cheese in this sauce even though it’s just a mix of nutritional yeast, whole wheat flour and spices.
With 503 calories per serving, not including the pasta or potatoes you add, this sauce is an easy to make backpacking meal that you can cook in a Jetboil or small cook pot on the trail. Sauce-based meals like this are my favorite way to eat on backpacking trips because they are so easy to make and clean up with just a quick rinse of my cook pot.
I cooked the meal pictured above on using a small Esbit stove by boiling 2 and 1/2 cups of water to cook a pack of plain ramen noodles without any added broth. After boiling them for a few minutes until the noodles were soft, I took the pot off the flame and mixed in the Cheddar Garden Herb Sauce, stirring it so it was well mixed. I covered the pot and let it sit for the 8-9 minutes recommended by OH for this meal to rehydrate and then gobbled down this delicious meal.
At just $3.99 per package, Outdoor Herbivore’s Cheddar Garden Herb Sauce is a keeper!
Disclosure: The author purchased this product with his own funds.