No-Cheese Cheeze Sauce/Dip

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great vegan "cheeze" sauce! Try it on pizza, in tacos/tortillas or as a dip for nacho chips. To make "queso" sauce, just add 1 cup salsa at the end.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a sauce pan whisk together water, lemon juice (and Dijon mustard, if using).
  2. Add nutritional yeast, flours and spices. Whisk to blend.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  4. Stir in oil/margarine.
  5. If making queso sauce, add salsa at this point.
  6. Serve.
Most Helpful

This is pretty good. I made it with arrowroot powder but it was still not very thick. It's good for mac 'n chz, which is what we had it with, but not a dip consistency (or spreadable). The kids didn't turn their noses up at it, so that's good!

WI Cheesehead August 05, 2009

Good thing this is healthier than "real" cheese sauce because I can't get enough of it! Nothing vegan tastes exactly like cheese (nor should it), but this is pretty darn close! I drizzled it on top of polenta with marinara sauce. The next day I added salsa and had it with tortilla chips. It's also good plain. Definitely the best vegan "cheese" I've had. Edited 9/24/07: The first time I made this, I forgot to add the cornstarch, because it is not mentioned in the directions. I tried it again with the cornstarch, and I must say, the consistency was much better without it. Reviewed for PAC 2007

Prose September 24, 2007