Vegan Cheese Sauce


Vegan Cheese Sauce

It’s cold weather and for many of us that means comfort food. You don’t have to spoil your good eating habits and intentions just because you’re craving “cheesy” foods. This easy and versatile vegan dry cheese sauce tastes yummy. It’s a perfect way to make comfort food healthy!


  • 3 c raw cashews
  • 2 c nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 c arrowroot powder
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp sea salt optional
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard seed
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 tsp cumin


  1. Place cashews in a blender or food processor and process until they resemble a powder.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the ground cashew powder and give it a few pulses
  3. to combine the spices.
  4. Pour the dry mixture into a glass jar and seal.
  5. Store dry mixture in refrigerator up to a month or freeze.
  6. Mix powder in a 1:2 ratio of powder to water or plant milk.

Recipe Notes

Mix prepared sauce with gluten-free pasta for mac ’n cheese Pour over a baked potato and add steamed broccoli Mix prepared sauce with cubed potato, broccoli, carrot or any veggie you like to make a broccoli cheese soup Use as a cheese dip with tortillas; or pour over a nacho-plate of tortillas, beans; chopped black olives, green/red peppers, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños Use as a cheese sauce with stuffed bell peppers Use your imagination and substitute with any dish that uses cheese sauce or create something entirely new!