Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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This easy vegan parmesan cheese doesn't need any food processor to make, it is so easy and flavorful it can be made in minutes using almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. 

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Most readers know how to make vegan cashew Parmesan cheese using a food processor or spice/coffee grinder, but I am here to save you time in the kitchen!

No need to be cleaning up your food processor with my easy to make almond flour Parmesan cheese recipe. You just mix and store your Parmesan in a closed container and refrigerate up to 1 month.

Also, check out my amazing Vegan Cheddar Cheese recipe.

What Is Vegan Parmesan Cheese Made Out Of?

Vegan Parmesan is made out of 5 simple Ingredients:

  1. Almond Flour – blanched almond flour gives a great texture to your Parmesan cheese, almond has three times more fiber than cashews. Almonds are higher in unsaturated fats and lower in saturated fats than cashews. Richer in calcium (6 times), almond is one of the best sources of  Vitamin E. 
  2. Nutritional Yeast Flakes – Nutritional yeast gives vegan Parmesan its cheesy taste, it is a great source of Vitamin B12 for vegans. It is a deactivated yeast. If you like finer grade yeast flakes, purchase nutritional yeast flakes in powdered form instead of the flakes. 
  3. Onion Powder 
  4. Garlic Powder
  5. Salt

Ingredients for vegan parmesan cheese on a white plate as follows, almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a white bag

What Can I Use Parmesan Cheese For?

No need to buy storebought parmesan like Violife or Go Veggie vegan parmesan anymore, now you can make your own amazing homemade version that tastes absolutely delicious. Below are 10 uses for parmesan cheese:

  1. Use to flavor steamed vegetables.
  2. Use to flavor pasta dishes.
  3. Add parmesan cheese to your tomato sauce.
  4. Add it to your pesto sauce.
  5. Add to vegetable broth.
  6. Add to soups and stews.
  7. Add to roast vegetables.
  8. Topping for your vegan pizza.
  9. Add to salads.
  10. Top vegan Mac and cheese.
  11. Mix with extra-virgin olive oil and salt to taste to make a bread dip.
  12. Add to your vegan popcorn. 

Vegan parmesan cheese mix in a bowl on a wooden background

How To Make Vegan Parmesan?

It is so easy to prepare, mix almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a bowl. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 month.

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Overlay Vegan parmesan cheese mix in 2 glass jars on a wooden background

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 15 kcal / 63 kJ
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 2 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
For: 16 servings



  1. Mix almond flour, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 1 month.


  1. I bought my almond flour from the buyers club, it is also sold in health food stores or online on Amazon.
  2. This recipe has been around from ever since I became vegan, over 21 years ago. I just adapt it to use almonds instead of cashews.
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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. SandraM
    September 24, 2020

    I’ve only made Parm once and it was with cashews (and I’m out). So I was happy to come across your recipe. This is so much quicker!! And I’m excited to try it on my corn tonight!

  2. Karin
    February 13, 2020

    This was really yummy. By any chance can the almond flour be substituted with another flour like chickpea? I wanted to make it for someone with an allergy.

  3. Betsy Wrenn
    November 3, 2019

    Beautiful! So easy and tasty. We’ve been putting it on everything. Thank you!

  4. JoAnn M Lakes
    April 23, 2019

    Nice quick recipe. I have been using almond flour to make vegan parm for about a year now. Almond flour has become so reasonable lately. I use to make my own flour from the pulp of making almond milk but now I use the flour (commercial) to whip up quick small batches of almond milk. I make nondairy kefir so we use that to drink and overnight oats, ( even into mashed white and sweet potatoes) so it’s a waste to make or buy.
    I like to use:
    1 cup almond flour
    1/2 cup nooch
    1/2 tsp lactic acid
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp garlic powder (plain or roasted)
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (fine or crushed in my palm)
    I mix them together and pop into the refrigerator.
    My husband likes to sprinkle on everything and usually adds some hemp seeds also. Needless to say we really go through this stuff.
    I’m thrilled to see others who are thinking outside of the box. You can be vegan the hard way or make it easy. I like it easy! I’m signing up to your blog! I like the way you think (and cook).

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 23, 2019

      Welcome JoAnn, thank you very much for your feedback and for sharing your recipe with us. I haven’t tried lactic acid as yet so I’m going to purchase some. I would love to experiment with in for vegan cheeses. Please keep your comments coming, I really appreciate it.

  5. Masiri
    March 26, 2019

    Have been sprinkling it on everything!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 26, 2019

      So cool, I’m happy you are enjoying it. Thank you for your feedback.