A white dish of dairy free cheese sauce next to a pile of blue corn chips.
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Dairy Free Cheese Sauce

This dairy free cheese sauce makes a delicious vegan snack or appetizer for parties.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: queso
Servings: 7
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Jennifer - A Sweet Alternative


  • 1 cup soaked cashews (cover cashews with boiling water, soak for one hour, then drain and rinse)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic


  • In a food processor or blender, add the cashews, pumpkin purée, water, nutritional yeast, pickled jalapeños, salt, and garlic.
  • Process or blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Makes approximately 1 3/4 cups of dairy free cheese sauce.


Calories: 141kcal | Fat: 9.4g