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A dish of bright yellow vegan cheese sauce next to some corn chips
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Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce (Vegan)

This vegan nutritional yeast cheese sauce is an easy and tasty dairy-free snack or appetizer.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7
Calories: 114kcal


  • 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.


  • You can make this nutritional yeast cheese sauce in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2724IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg