This 10 minute easy vegan cheese sauce is a must try! Perfect for pouring, dipping and more! Not cashew based, so allergy friendly!
We recommend heading to the kitchen (or the store if you don’t have all the ingredients) and making this 10 minute easy vegan cheese sauce recipe ASAP!
This cheese sauce is so easy to make and doesn’t include all of the typical ingredients that you see in vegan cheese sauces like potatoes, carrots, and cashews.
There’s absolutely none of that here. We wanted to create something that was not only allergy friendly but also that was truly delicious and something that everyone would love and remind them of a regular dairy sauce.
This is a completely nut free homemade vegan cheese sauce recipe.
We definitely think we’ve done it!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this easy vegan cheese sauce recipe Top 8 Allergen Free?
One of our main goals for this besides making just a delicious vegan cheese sauce was to make it allergy friendly as well.
There are a few ingredients that we need to look out for in how our recipe is written, but let’s get to it.
For the vegan butter, ensure that it is soy free. We prefer earth balance soy free when it comes to this. It comes in a red tub.
Then, we have dairy free milk. We actually prefer oat milk for this because it’s creamier. Most dairy free oat milks are certified gluten free, so just double check your labels.
And then we have the vegan cheese we are adding. We are use Violife in this recipe, which does contain coconut oil, but no other allergens. If you have a coconut allergen, you can use Follow Your Heart parmesan.
We also have a vegan parmesan on our site that you can make with sunflower seeds; however, it doesn’t melt well which is why we recommend using one of the store bought brands.
For the shreds, you can view our shredded dairy free cheese that is safe for your allergies.
Can I prep this easy vegan cheese sauce ahead of time?
You can make the cheese sauce ahead and leave in the fridge up to 7 days in advance.
Can I use this as a vegan cheese dip?
Absolutely! This makes a great a dip for vegetables or anything else like fries, or onion rings. Scroll down to get even more ideas!
Is vegan cheese healthy?
Depending on your health goals, different foods are good for different reasons. This dish is based off beans and nutritional yeast in itself is very healthy.
We do use some processed packaged cheese and a vegan butter substitute that could be seen as not as healthy. You could try the sauce without these to see if you like it.
If health is a concern for you, then we encourage you to speak to a nutritionist.
Can I make this if I don’t have a high powdered blender?
Yes! If you don’t have a high powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, then we recommend that you put all the ingredients except the cheese shreds into a normal blender or food processor and blend until creamy.
Afterwards, move the sauce to a sauce pot on the stove over medium heat and add the vegan cheese shreds. Stir until your vegan cheese has melted and you have a smooth, uniform vegan cheese sauce.
What are the best brands to make a vegan cheese sauce?
When you make something like a vegan cheese sauce recipe you likely want to know exactly how we made it in order to get the best test.
We have not found a major difference in what brand of butter beans you use, so no worries there.
As far as dairy free milk, we typically go with Target’s Good & Gather Oat or Almond milk depending on what we have on hand. However you can use whatever your favorite is. We do recommend unflavored, unsweetened dairy free milk.
We usually use the Now Food’s brand of nutritional yeast.
As far as vegan butter, this again is one that we think you use your favorite, but we have used country crock plant based sticks and Earth Balance with a lot of sucess.
For vegan parmesan – we use the Violife wedge as our go to but if you can’t find any you can also make your own vegan parmesan cheese
Lastly, for vegan cheese, you can use a block or shreds. We have particularly really loved the Violife Epic Cheddar block and shred it ourselves inside, however we had had success with other brands like Violife and Dairy cutting board blend.
What can I sub for butter beans?
Some people can find butter beans and others can’t. Depending on where you live, maybe it’s not easy for you either.
Butter beans provide a creamy and smooth consistency so that’s why we recommend those; however, other white beans can also be used like cannellini or great northern.
We do not recommend using chickpeas in this dish.
What are ways I can use this easy vegan cheese sauce recipe?
There are endless possibilities, but here are some of our favorite ways to use this dish:
- Vegan Mac and Cheese
- Fries or Tater Tots
- Carrots or other Vegetables as a dip
- Vegan Onion Rings
- As a Vegan Pizza Sauce
- As a dip for Vegan Sausage Balls
- Mix into Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Use as a dip for these Herb Crusted Tofu Fingers or for these copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken strips
Pin this vegan mac and cheese for later:
10 Minute Easy Vegan Cheese Sauce
- 1 15oz can butter beans, drained
- 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 1 cup dairy free milk (we like oat for this)
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup vegan parmesan cheese (we use Violife for this recipe)
- 1 cup vegan shredded cheddar cheese
- Add all ingredients to a high powdered blender.
- Blend this until very well combined and warmed (about 4-5 minutes).
- Use as desired. See post for recommendations if needed.
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