This vegan cheese sauce is delicious as a warm dip, over vegetables, or with rice & beans.

It’s a quick and easy sauce to make when you’re short on time and need to prepare something to eat quickly. It’s perfect for throwing together a quick dinner or if you’re going on a picnic or party.

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Let’s get into the recipe for Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce! Enjoy…


1 cup (115 grams) raw cashews, covered with boiling water and soaked for at least 10 minutes (or overnight) – then drained
ΒΌ cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp each garlic and onion powder
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp hot sauce
Salt and pepper (I use white) to taste


Place all ingredients in a blender and run for 1 to 2 minutes until everything is smooth and creamy.

If you need to thin your sauce out, then add splashes of water or plant milk as needed.

Watch the video at the top of the page for full visual instructions.

To heat, place mixture into a medium saucepan on medium heat. Whisk until it begins to bubble and thicken. Gradually add splashes of water as needed until your nacho cheezy sauce reaches its desired thickness.

Taste and adjust seasonings. Enjoy!

Note: this sauce will thicken as it cools. Reheat before use.

NOTE: The blender I use for this is a Tribest Personal Blender.

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