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Decadent vegan cheese sauce shown with a paprika garnish, dripping from a white spoon
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Decadent Vegan Cheese Sauce

Decadent Vegan Cheese Sauce

Decadent vegan cheese sauce shown with a paprika garnish, dripping from a white spoon

 

Why try my Vegan Cheese Sauce?

This Vegan Cheese Sauce is sinfully good! With the cashew cream base, the sauce is silky smooth, and satisfying. Your palate is flooded with umami from the addition of nutritional yeast and a hint of white pepper. This sauce is a win, coming in at under 10 minutes to come together!

Tools Check:

A high powered blender, like the Vitamix

A sauce pan or pot

Decadent vegan cheese sauce shown with a paprika garnish, dripping from a white spoon

Ingredient Check:

2 tbsp. vegan butter, I used vegan Becel

1/2 of a yellow onion, diced

1 cup raw unsoaked cashews

1 cup of water

1 veggie bullion cube

1 medium lemon, squeezed

2 small cloves of garlic, minced

1 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp. tumeric

1/4 tsp. white pepper

To garnish:

sweet paprika (mainly for colour contrast, but I think smoked paprika would add a beautiful, full flavour to this sauce)

fresh parsley

 

Browning onions in a pot to make decadent vegan cheese sauce

 

ingredients for the decadent vegan cheese sauce, in the vitamix

 

ingredients for the decadent vegan cheese sauce, in the vitamix all blended together

 

How to make my Decadent Vegan Cheese Sauce

Decadent Vegan Cheese Sauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. vegan butter I used
  • vegan Becel
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup raw unsoaked cashews
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 veggie bullion cube
  • 1 medium lemon squeezed
  • 2 small cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper

To Garnish:

  • sweet paprika mainly for colour contrast, but I think smoked paprika would add a beautiful, full flavour to this sauce
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

The Nitty-Gritty:

  1. Heat your pan/pot over medium heat and add in 2/3 tbsp. vegan butter
  2. Dice your onion and add to butter. Saute until the onion becomes translucent. You want it to be slightly browned on the edges to add depth of flavour.
  3. While your onion is cooking, add your water, cashews, veggie broth cube, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, turmeric and white pepper to the Vitamix

  4. Once your onion is finished cooking, transfer to the blender. Blend your vegan cheese sauce on high for 2-3 minutes, until VERY smooth.
  5. Pour your sauce into a bowl and garnish with paprika, and fresh parsley.
  6. Wash your blender....do it now!!! save yourself a BIG mess later;)

 

The Nitty-Gritty:

  1. Heat your pan/pot over medium heat and add in 2-3 tbsp. of vegan butter.
  2. Dice your onion and add it to butter. Saute until the onion becomes translucent. You want it to be slightly browned on the edges to add a depth of flavour. See the picture above
  3. While your onion is cooking, add your water, cashews, veggie broth cube, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, turmeric and white pepper to the vitamix.
  4. Once your onion is finished cooking, transfer to the blender. Blend your vegan cheese sauce on high for 2-3 minutes, until VERY smooth.
  5. Pour your sauce into a bowl and garnish with paprika, and fresh parsley.
  6. Wash your blender….do it now!!! save yourself a BIG mess later;)

 

Decadent vegan cheese sauce shown with a paprika garnish

 

And that’s all there is to it guys! I made this vegan cheese sauce to go over a quick mac n cheese I made the girls for lunch. The total meal took less than 15 minutes to get together!!!

 

decadent vegan cheese sauce used for vegan mac n cheese

 

For the Mac n Cheese, I used about 4 cups of dry macaroni and cooked it according to the package directions. Once the pasta was done, I simply drained it and poured my vegan cheese sauce over top! I garnished with the paprika, parsley and I added in Daiya mozza cheese shreds and my Vegan Parmesan Cheese.

 

decadent vegan cheese sauce used for vegan mac n cheese on a fork

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The kids absolutely LOVED this easy mac n cheese lunch. This would be awesome to pack for a school lunch, or to make for a easy work week dinner meal.

This vegan cheese sauce would be perfect to go over steamed veggies, or to use as a base for a broccoli or cauliflower cheese soup as well!

I really hope you guys give this easy recipe a try! Comment down below how it turned out for you.

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Megan kerry and her daughter, Adelina

Adelina helping me out in the kitchen

for this one!

 

Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!

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