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The Best Vegan Cheese Sauce


Having a go-to Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe that you can whip up in 5 minutes is absolutely imperative in the plant-based world. This is the only one you'll ever need!

Course Vegan Essentials
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 64 oz - 8 cups
Calories 72kcal
Author Holly


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder or tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 ounce jar roasted red peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 4 cups warm water


  • Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender. I've found that one like a Vitamix or Blendtec work the best because you're able to create enough speed and friction to actually warm up the cheese sauce.
  • Blend on high for 5 minutes or until thickened to your liking. Listen to your blender while it's working. If the motor starts to make a deeper sound like it's having to work harder, the cheese is getting thicker and it's time to check it.
  • Serve however you'd like - with chips, on burritos, over nachos, etc.


Serving: 1c | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g