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Cashew Cheese Sauce

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  • Servings:

    16 (60 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    10 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    40 minutes


Thanks to  for sharing this recipe with our team!Numerous additions can be added to this versatile sauce as it heats up in the pan. Try adding picante sauce, chopped jalapeños, diced green chilies, a pinch of cayenne, cumin, or your favorite hot sauce.
2 cups raw cashews
1 (6 oz.) jar roasted red pepper, drained
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. salt
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Cashew Cheese Sauce


1. Soak cashews for at least a half an hour or overnight.
2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add water, as needed to obtain desired thickness.
3. Pour into a saucepan and heat on medium until thickened, stirring often with a whisk (5 minutes).


Nutritional Facts
Servings 16 (60 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 98 kcal (5%)
Calories from Fat 61 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 7 g (10%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (6%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 194 mg (8%)
Total Carbohydrates 6 g (2%)
Dietary Fiber 1 g (6%)
Protein 4 g (7%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 1 mg (1%)
Calcium 8 mg (1%)
Iron 1 mg (7%)