Whitney Barkman - Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe
Condiments,  Vegan

Vegan “Cheese” Sauce Recipe

Also known as, magic delicious sauce. This cashew based vegan cheese sauce is legitimately good on everything. Everything. Bowls, nachos, sandwiches and on. When I first changed to a vegan diet, I missed cheese. Dairy cheese was a big part of my diet before I shifted. And it was tough to let go of. Of course, I had a strong why that was leading to all my changes, but still, change isn’t always easy.

When I started making this recipe, the world shifted. Kidding. Kind of. This vegan cheese sauce is creamy, garlicky, and smooth. And it’s only 5 ingredients.

Now I pretty much always have a jar of this sauce made up and waiting for me in the fridge. I use it in burritos, on nachos, drizzled over bowls, with a simple snack like chips and salsa. It really is a versatile little sauce.

It’s pretty dang easy to make too. 5 ingredients in a high powered blender (I LOVE my little Nutribullet) and blend until completely smooth.

Then use to your heart’s content.

Read on for the recipe, my friend. And enjoy.

Vegan “Cheese” Sauce Recipe

A 5 ingredient, creamy, smooth, garlicky sauce perfect on just about anything.


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • sprinkle of salt


  • Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend roughly 1 minute until smooth.
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge for about a week.