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Vegan Cheese Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Cheese Sauce, Dip
Cuisine: Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Foods
Keyword: Vegan Cheese Sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Terri


  • cup potatoes peeled and diced small
  • cup carrots diced small
  • cup chopped onion
  • 3 cup water use the water you cooked the veggies in
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt or more to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


  • Bring 4-5 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add potatoes, carrots and onions.
  • Bring back to a boil and reduce heat to low until vegetables are tender.
  • Drain water, reserving liquid, and add vegetables to Vitamix.
  • Add 3 cups of reserved water, cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper to Vitamix.
  • Blend on high until ingredients are nice and creamy, about a minute.


Cheese Sauce adapted from Vegan Yumminess


Serving: 1g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1805IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3.4mg