All-Purpose Vegan Cheese Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kozmic Blues

This recipe is somewhat similar to my Mexican Flavored Nacho Cheese Sauce - Vegan, however, there is FAR less nutritional yeast in this mix. Nutritional yeast is an aquired taste for some, so this is a nice, mild tasting vegan cheese sauce, that can be served plain over veggies or with chips, OR spiced-up accordingly (ie cumin, chili powder, diced tomatoes & chillies, vegan taco meat...possibilities are endless) For the spices listed below, feel free to use 'heaping" teaspoons. The cashews can be soaked ahead of time to ensure that they puree smoothly, but this is not necessary. I heated my cashews, plus the water, in a glass measuring cup for about 4-5 minutes in the microwave to soften them a bit...

Top Review by magpie diner

10 Stars! Love this so much! I make versions of this type of quick sauce often, this one is definitely near the top of my favourite list. The amount of "nooch" is just right, because you're right Kozmic, it's not a flavour everyone enjoys, you could easily add more if that's what you're going for. I had to leave out the pimentos, but otherwise made as written - only I halved the recipe (whipped it up in my Magic Bullet). Mustard was a nice addition here. I had the sauce with some noodles and gardein nuggets for dinner, it was so good I practically polished the entire half batch off myself. All depending on what you're doing with this, I think yielding 2 cups would only serve 4. Thanks for posting. Veg*n Swap July 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ingredients to blender and puree until very smooth (a good 5-6 mintues). Scrape down sides as you go.
  2. Add mixture to sauce pan over low to medium low heat.
  3. Wisk until thickened, about 15-20 minutes.

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