Cashew “Cheese” Sauce Recipe

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Cashew “Cheese” Sauce

Makes 1 quart

Creamy, delicious, and completely plant-based, drizzle this cheesy sauce over potatoes, pasta, veggies, and tortilla chips.


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain oat milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, combine 4 cups water and cashews. Bring to boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let soak 30 to 60 minutes until cashews are hydrated and soft.
  2. Drain cashews. Place in blender with remaining ingredients. Process until very smooth. Add more milk, as needed, to achieve pourable consistency. Taste and adjust salt and other seasonings, to preference.
  3. Store in covered container in refrigerator for 1 week or freeze up to 6 months.


Amount Per Serving (Based on 8 Servings)
Calories: 240
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Total Fat: 16 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 510 mg
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Fiber: 2 g
Added Sugars: 1 g
Total Sugar: 4 g
Protein: 7 g
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