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

Decadent Vegan Cheese Sauce

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



  • 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


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;)