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Cashew Cheese Sauce

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: vegan cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Shelly Hughes
Cashew Cheese Sauce used for Mac N Cheese, Queso or a dip. Great Cheese Sauce substitiute.
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  • Vitamix or High Speed Blender


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked soak 4-6 hours
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt salt to taste


  • Soak raw cashews in water for 4-6 hours. The longer they soak the softer the cashews become.
  • Drain the cashews and dispose of the water. Add the cashews to the Vitamix or blender.
  • Add all the ingredients to the blender including the boiling water.
  • Blend on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cheese is ready!


This Cheese sauce is great for making Mac N Cheese. Using it as a queso dip and mixed with your favorite salsa.