Vegan Cheese Sauce

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An amazing Vegan Cheese Sauce recipe with added potatoes and carrots for a creamy texture. Put this cheese sauce on everything, nachos, mac and cheese, pizza.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

I have been making vegan cheese sauces ever since I became vegan over 20 years ago. Giving up cheese was one of my biggest challenges as I transitioned to a dairy-free lifestyle, so making my own vegan cheese was imperative.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

This recipe is an adapted version of one that I first tried over 12 years ago while I attended a natural health training at Wildwood Lifestyle Center,  where I spent a month. They served vegan meals that were simple yet very delicious.

The original recipe was made with carrots and potatoes, but I have added cashews to it if you are nut-free eliminate the cashews. You can also try my Vegan Nacho Recipe and the best vegan Mac n Cheese recipe.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

For the recipe, boil the potatoes and carrots. Then I transfer them to a high-process blender along with the other ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. So easy and delicious. This vegan cheese sauce lasts about 1 week in the refrigerator.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

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Per serving

Energy: 155 kcal / 648 kJ
Fat: 5 g
Protein: 8 g
Carbs: 21 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
For: 4 Servings



  1. Boil potatoes and carrots in water over medium heat in a saucepan for about 10 minutes.
  2. Scoop out potatoes and carrots using a large slotted spoon, and transfer to a high-speed blender.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of the water used for cooking potatoes and carrots. Add cashews and remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy.


Vegan Cheese Sauce

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Shelley Newby
    May 25, 2019

    Love this recipe. Can it be frozen and still be good when thawed?

  2. Melissa
    January 24, 2019

    My favourite cheese sauce! So creamy for mac n cheese :) I don’t add tahini or cayenne pepper and have forgotten the cashews before and its delicious either way! Great recipe and easy to make! My toddler goes crazy over this as well :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 24, 2019

      Wow Melissa so happy to hear you love it even without the tahini and cayenne pepper. I’m tickled that your toddler goes crazy, too cute!

  3. Yameka
    December 3, 2018

    Glad I found this site! So many great recipes here!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 9, 2018

      Welcome Yameka, I hope you enjoy the recipes!

  4. Don
    February 18, 2018

    Good site

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 18, 2018

      Thank you Don

  5. Christy
    February 14, 2018

    Thank you for this recipe, it is so good!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 14, 2018

      You are welcome Christy, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.