5-Minute Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce

One sauce. A hundred ways to use it!

This amazing, vegan cheese sauce is the perfect sauce because you can use over pasta, in burritos, in cheesy potatoes, as a chip dip, over enchiladas, as a base for a cheesy soup, over veggies, as a topping for toast …

Aaaaannd … it makes the most scrumptious vegan lasagna.

Vegan Gluten-Free Cheese

And, it’s nutritional-yeast-free. (Which makes us happy since we try to avoid that ingredient.)

Easy Peasy

And, what’s more, it’s easy.

Just dump a few ingredients in your blender jar, hit blend, and *poof*, you have this luscious, creamy sauce that has a fascinating ability to take just about any ingredients from your pantry or refrigerator and transform them into a delicious meal.

Best Vegan Cheese Sauce

Healthy Cheese

With its high calorie count and its complete lack of fiber, regular dairy cheese (despite what the media tells you) isn’t exactly a health food and is a disaster for weight loss. But this homemade vegan cheese is another story. Not only does it offer you a good dose of fiber (great for weight loss!), but it also provides you with vitamin K, manganese, and iron. Plus, it’s one of the few oil-free vegan cheese recipes out there.

Why No Nutritional Yeast?

One of the main concerns about nutritional yeast is its high glutamate content. Too much glutamate in the body can cause over-stimulation of nerve cells, which will make them to fire too rapidly and lead to cell exhaustion and even death.

Another concern is its ability to overexcite the taste buds, which artificially increases the appetite and can cause cravings. Anecdotally, I have had numerous clients tell me that cravings increase for days after consumption of nutritional yeast. I work as a weight loss coach, so this is a concern to me.

The best and healthiest food is simple food. “Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing.”

Vegan Cashew Cheese Sauce (without nutritional yeast)

A delicious, plant-based cheese sauce that tastes great over potatoes, pasta, steamed vegetables, and more.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment, Dip, Sauce
YIELD 1.75 cups
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  • Rinse cashews in a colander under very hot water.  Drain very well.
  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until very smooth.


1. It may take several minutes to blend if you don’t have a powerful blender. Mixture should be very smooth with no graininess.
2. If you have a powerful blender, just peel and trim a medium carrot and place in blender whole. No need to slice and measure.

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  1. 5 stars
    Perfect! Delicious! I made it to pour over salad as a dressing, and it’s absolutely awesome. I like that it doesn’t have nutritional yeast in it, yet it still tastes kind of cheesy. And it’s so fast and easy to make. I’ll be using this often.

    1. 2 stars
      Where is the rest of the recipe? It ends with … 2. If you have a powerful blender, just peel and trim a medium carrot and place in blender whole. No need to slice and measure. What do I do next?
      I would really like to try this cheese sauce. Thank you

      1. Hi Linda,
        The recipe has 2 steps, which you can find under the instructions section. They read as follows:
        1. Rinse cashews in a colander under very hot water. Drain very well.
        2. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until very smooth.

        After blending, the cheese sauce is done and ready to eat.

        1. Hi Mary,

          I personally try to avoid nutritional yeast because it is suspected to possibly affect neurotransmitter function in the brain and artificially stimulate the appetite. But studies need to be done on this, so I don’t push it too much.


          1. I’ve searched Medline using various combinations of “nutritional yeast”, “neurotransmitter or neurotoxin”, and “appetite” published between 1960 and 2019. The only article that seems to remotely reflect what you are both claiming about the negative effects of Nutritional Yeast is a peer-reviewed journal article by Steck et al. (2018). The authors investigated the affects of yeast on gustatory receptor neurons (GRNs) in Drosophila. Drosophilia is the scientific name for the genus in which fruitflies belong…. In short, I believe your “suspected correlation/causation” is based on a study about common fruit flies, not humans.

            There is also a study by Jung et al. (2008) investigating the effects of yeast hydrolysate, but, again this study was done on non-human species (i.e., rats).

            1. Hi Amanda,
              Thank you for your comment. My decision to avoid nutritional yeast actually doesn’t have anything to do with studies involving fruit flies 😊

              As I have stated several times on my blog, there aren’t studies done on nutritional yeast; and for me, the simple fact that there are NOT studies is actually a good enough reason (for me) to avoid it. It isn’t a naturally-occurring food, like a fruit or a vegetable, and I tend to error on the “play it safe” side.

              That said, there IS plenty of anecdotal evidence that nutritional yeast increases appetite; and, as a weight loss coach who wants to give her clients every advantage they can get, I like to develop recipes that give them good-tasting options that don’t include potential appetite stimulants.

              To be clear, it is very possible that nutritional yeast may be perfectly fine to eat. I am not claiming it is and I am not claiming it is not. But until I know for sure, I prefer to avoid it.


          2. 5 stars
            Good day Jennifer!
            I was looking for non-yeast recipes and stumbled unto your site. Yeah! Looks like you’ll be a great source for me.
            ‘Amanda’ may not understand that everyone has an issue and everyone reacts to things differently.
            Turns out mine is yeast, along with dairy and sugars. I have battled a vicious skin disease (hidradenitis suppurativa) which is rare and little research has been done on it.
            However, I did recently find some hopeful studies that relates my disease with an overabundance of yeast in my system. Seems scientists are even starting to find that the skin lesions I have are actually the same as Crohn’s disease, but on my skin. Research will let us know.
            In the meantime, I’m going to eliminate yeast from my diet. It’s that simple. I do know that ‘yeast is everywhere’ and I can’t avoid it completely. I’ve read MANY unsympathetic folks saying that to us folks trying to avoid it. Whaddeva.
            Thank you for your recipe, of to go get the ingredients now. Enjoy the day!!!

            1. 5 stars
              Thank you medically it is very bad for people with things like Colitis which I have.
              I can’t believe I found a recipe without it.
              I just am going vegetarian because I don’t want to take meds for my blood pressure and soooo many recipes call for yeast.
              Thank you now I can make my veggie lasagna 😊I just turned 75 and trying to stay away from meds if I can ☺️

          3. 5 stars
            thank you so much for your response on nutritional yeast. Something about it naturally just doesn’t sit well with me so I’ve been searching out “cheese” recipes specifically without it. Its used so much in vegan cooking (i am not vegan) I feel like most things with it all have this particular same taste that is not agreeing! studies or not but if my body is telling me something its for a reason and I have to listen to it.

        2. Yes, nutritional yeast is naturally occuring MSG. It accumulates in the brain, is a brain toxin, and causes us to not want to stop eating. The neurotoxin causes headaches and brain fog and confusion at the very least!

          1. Nancy,

            According to Westonaprice.org, Nutritional yeast does not contain MSG unless it was purposely added.

            I searched Medline for articles about MSG consumption and found a systematic review (this is the highest possible level of evidence) by Obayashi et al. (2016) investigating the correlation between MSG consumption and headaches. The authors found that in 5/6 studies in which participants in the cohorts consumed food with the high-dose oral MSG, there was no significant difference in headaches when compared with the control groups. The same was true in 3/7 studies in which participants did not consume food with the high-dose MSG. As you can see, *high-dose* MSG consumed *without* food may contribute to headaches. However, MSG consumed in moderate doses, with food does not significant contribute to headaches.

            I’ve searched for articles about the effects of MSG in relation to other health problems and there is no evidence to support a relationship. In fact, Fernstrom et al. (2018) wrote in their conclusion “these and related discoveries explain why the ingestion of MSG in the diet does not lead to an increase in brain glutamate concentrations, and thus does not produce functional disruptions in brain [activity].”

    1. 5 stars
      I made a baked ziti for dinner tonight. I used your marinara sauce and this cheese sauce. I didn’t have tahini sauce and substituted a can of chickpeas with liquid (instead of water). When it was finished baking it smelled like pizza and was absolutely amazing and delicious!

  2. If you put your cashews in a electric pressure cooker ( mine is a Cuisnart) and cook on high pressure for a few mins and npr you can use a cheap blender (that’s what I have) and put the cashews in a few at a time, you will get a smooth texture. Just soaking them has never given me smooth sauce. For my sad blender I would cook the carrots too.

  3. 5 stars
    Yum! I am sadly off of nutritional yeast, and this is the first cheese sauce I have tried. I was doubtful but it’s good! Thank you.

  4. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Unfortunately I run out of thaini sauce, what can I do? It’s the same if I don’t use it o I need a substitute? Thank you so much!

  5. 5 stars
    I wish I had pictures for you. I have my doubts with nacho sauces. But OMG was this one amazing. I love how simple it is and I had everything in my house. I spooned it on pizza last night and it cooked perfectly. Best pizza ever! This afternoon I put it on chickpea pasta for Mac and Cheese. Licked the bowl!! Thank you so much for an awesome recipe!

    1. Thank you Betsy! This seriously makes my night. So happy you liked it. I think I need to come over to your house for dinner, though … Pizza one night and Mac and Cheese the next! Yum! 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Right? !?!
        Lititle update. I froze half the batch and it thawed wonderfully. We put it over broccoli last night. Hubs has declared it had to become broccoli soups so I will be attempting that this week ♡♡♡

          1. 5 stars
            Yummy. Well we made Broccoli soup with it and it’s incredible!!! The kids ate their bowls! I realized last night that if you added spinach and some water chestnuts it would be spinach dip. Oh it is happening! Lol. Thank you for such a versatile recipe!

    2. Yes I’ve read the same,it is also high in salicylates.ive tried it & it makes me nauseous & gives me headaches very soon after consuming.ive also seen many other people say the same,& some people even get hives as w
      ell.i try my best to avoid it.im grateful for finding this recipe,I made it today & it’s absolutely delicious.i also added an extra tablespoon of lemon juice.

  6. 5 stars
    Just made this and drizzled it over potatoes. It is soooo good! Thanks for the recipe, I really appreciate the no-nutritional yeast- I’ve suffered from migraines most of my life and steer clear of any potential triggers. Now I’m looking for more ways to eat this 😛

    1. Hi Wendy,
      I’m so happy you like it. It’s definitely one of our favorites! We eat it over pasta, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, rice, potatoes, bread, green beans, peas, … just about everything. : )
      Thanks so much for your comment!

    1. Hi Ann,
      I tried this with sunflower seeds and it was okay – not great – but okay. I haven’t tried it with other nuts (cashews really do give it the right flavor), but blanched almonds might work if you made sure you blended the sauce really well to ensure a smooth texture.
      Let me know how it goes. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this. I made it today and it was amazing. Can you please tell me how long I can keep it in the refrigerator? Thanks again.

    1. Hi Reena,
      I am so happy you liked it. It keeps for about 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator. I have frozen on occasion too. The consistency isn’t so great after it’s been frozen, but if you re-heat it thoroughly and stir it really well while you are reheating it, it turns out pretty good.

  8. Thank you so much for this recipe! I can’t stand nutritional yeast, and this tasted beyond amazing. I just tried it over rice, chips with refried beans and some leftover pasta, all three were amazing!!

  9. 5 stars
    Omg thankyouthankyouthankyou! Finally, a vegan cheese sauce which doesn’t contain nooch or anything fermented like miso (both of which trigger migraines for me). Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try this.

  10. 5 stars
    This was really delicious—although, I did use some alternatives and I liked it, still! This is great because I’ve been looking for more ways to give tahini a chance for my taste preference besides hummus:-)
    Thank you kindly<3

  11. Thank you for this great recipe. I just flat-out dislike the taste or smell of natural yeast. I’ve tried many brands to see if it made a difference, but it did not. I appreciate “cheesy” recipes without it, or suggestions for substitutions. Thank you!

  12. Greetings! I have a cashew allergy and almond allergy and previously loved cashew cheese. Are there any alternatives to cashews that work well? I tried to use tahini in place of cashews a few days ago in a recipe and it just didn’t turn out well. I miss cashew cheese. 🙁

    1. Hi Erin,
      I tried this with sunflower seeds and it was okay – not great – but okay. I haven’t tried it with other nuts (cashews really do give it the right flavor), but I think that macadamia nuts might work well.

      Let us know if you try it!

    2. I can’t speak for the substitution in this recipe but whenever a recipe calls for cashews, almonds, etc., I replace them with cauliflower. I roast or steam and it blends really nicely – and takes on the flavors of the other ingredients really well. I was planning on doing that for this recipe after I saw cashews were the first ingredient.

  13. 5 stars
    So the hubs and I are starting a partial plant-based journey due to new health issues, and I am trying out new things. This was easy-peasy to whip up, especially not having to soak the cashews beforehand! I had a few carrot shreds in the fridge, and it wasn’t quite as much as was called for, but it still turned out delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  14. This looks great! Crazy question here but I’m allergic to citrus. Do you think that apple cider vinegar would work in this recipe, in lieu of the tablespoon of lemon juice? Or would it alter the flavor too much? Thanks!

    1. HI Amber,
      I have never tried that, so I’m not sure; but it think I would try just omitting the lemon juice and not substituting anything.
      If that doesn’t work, we have used a mixture of tomato juice and salt as a lemon sub in another recipe and it turned out good.
      I hope that helps.

  15. Thank you so much for this recipe! My doctors are suspecting I have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and I’ve already been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. My nutritionist wants me to cut out dairy, yeast, potatoes, mustard, fermented foods, soy, and many other things. This is the only vegan cheese sauce I’ve been able to find that I can actually eat! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try it

    1. So sorry to hear about your health issues, Taylor. Sounds like your nutritionist has some good advice for you though. I’m really happy you found this recipe! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂


  16. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious 😋
    I had limited ingredients and very little nutritional yeast( which I normally us), so I turned to this recipe. My substitution got interesting 1/3 of a mandarin for lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, 1/4 small onion( only had fresh.) I added 1 tablespoon of Nutritional yeast, 1/4 of sunflower seeds to the recipe because I just have a hard time following the rules. It all was delicious over some pasta noodles. Thank you so much 😊

  17. Hi Jennifer, thank you for this awesome yeast free recipe!! Two questions – can we make this without onion?? and how long can I store it for in the fridge?? also are the carrots supposed to be the orange ones that we get or the red ones??

    1. Hi Charu,
      Definitely use the orange carrots. The others have too strong of flavor for this cheese sauce.
      In my opinion, it needs the onion for the right flavor, but you may be able to reduce the amount slightly and still have good results.
      It keeps for about 5 days in the refrigerator.
      I hope you enjoy! ☺️

    1. It keeps for about 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

      I have also frozen it on occasion. The consistency isn’t so great after it’s been frozen, but if you re-heat it thoroughly and stir it really well while you are reheating it, it turns out pretty good.

  18. 5 stars
    So happy to have found this recipe. I have a food sensitivity to yest o try to cut it out where i can. I read that in general nutritional yeast can be substituted with something like Bra**s Amino Acids, Do you think that would work in this recipe?
    I can’t wait to try this one just as is. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Lyn,
      I’m so happy you found this recipe too!
      I try to stay away from nutritional yeast, so you can find lots of delicious recipes on my site that use healthy seasonings for flavor instead of nutritional yeast. 🙂
      As far as using Bragg’s in this recipe, I definitely would not use it in this recipe as the resulting flavor would not be cheesy.
      Hope you enjoy!

  19. 5 stars
    This recipe looks great!! I can’t wait to make it. I’ve been on a hunt for good vegan cheese without nutritional yeast! Medical medium says nutritional yeast is a MSG & has the potential to be an irritant to the digestive system and feed bugs such as unproductive bacteria. Thank you!! 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    Thank you for this amazing and easy recipe! It is my go-to as it is so versatile. Sometimes I sub 1/2 sunflower seeds as they are less expensive than cashews. My mom was visiting and we made a broccoli potato bowl with it. I’ve also used it in a gf pasta bake with red sauce and veggies. It can also be mixed with salsa for Mexican food. I have looked through and tried many recipes-almost every recipe out there has nutritional yeast. Not needed! Truly grateful 🙂

    1. Now I’m craving a broccoli potato bowl with cheese sauce! 🙂

      So happy you like the recipe, Lori. And thank you for all the serving suggestions. They sound delicious!

      I’m grateful for your comment. 🙂

  21. 4 stars
    I really love all your recipes. I would like it to be a little more cheesy. But, I understand why you don’t put the nutritional yeast

    1. Hi Marion,
      I wanted a little more cheesy taste when I first started making it, but now I think my taste buds have adjusted because it tastes perfect to me. You could always add a little nutritional yeast if you wanted to though.

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  22. 5 stars
    Taste is wonderful! I appreciate the no nooch since I have Crohn’s and this is one of my triggers (there are studies that support this for anyone wondering). Thank you for sharing a super simple cheese sauce. I am planning to use it as macaroni and cheese :).

    1. You’re welcome, Michelle. Glad it came in handy 🙂 I really like it with mac and cheese too.

      (I would love to see the research you’ve come across. If you get a chance and it isn’t inconvenient, you could send it to me via my contact form.)

  23. It sounds like it is very good. Presently I enjoy blending and bringing to a boil the following: 3/4 C water, 1/4 C cashews, 1 T lemon juice, and 1/2 t salt.

  24. 5 stars
    I am finally taking a moment to review some of your recipes I have enjoyed for some time. This is one of my favorites! It comes together so quickly and tastes amazing! I have used it on so many things I could not possible list them all. Whenever I find a veggie boring, toss on the cheese sauce. I have even used as a pizza topping. Possibilities are endless. Thank you for great recipes that are healthy, simple and delicious.

    1. Aw, thank you, Penny. I appreciate you taking the time to comment and rate the recipe.
      I’m with you; any vegetable that isn’t my favorite gets either this cheese sauce of my Creamy Italian Dressing.
      Thanks again!

  25. 5 stars
    Loved it! Didn’t have nutritional yeast so I was looking for an alternative recipe…so yummy & perfect consistency! Used 1 small clove of fresh garlic in place of the granulated.

    1. Hi Cherridan,
      I completely agree with you; tahini has a bitter flavor and I don’t like it at all.
      However, I’ve found that the very small amount added to this recipe gives this cheese sauce just the right flavor. I don’t know of any good sub. I would suggest using a lesser amount (maybe just 1 teaspoon) and see what you think. With all the other flavors/seasonings in the recipe, you may not taste the tahini outright, and hopefully you’ll love the cheese sauce. 🙂

  26. 5 stars
    I really like this recipe. My husband reacts to anything with yeast so I need to make yeast free foods. I use this in lots of foods like lasagna, tacos, pasta, backed potatoes, greens etc.
    I don’t even miss the yeast flaxes anymore.

  27. 5 stars
    Hi Jennifer! First, thank you for all you do to help people with their health. I want to happily share something with you and your readers. The good Lord made every person a unique individual and has a rainbow of color in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, and good herbs for seasoning. There is so much variety for each person to eat what he/she does or does not like. 🙂
    Back in 2002, a very dear friend of mine who was vegan vegetarian and a retired nurse had a health food store and cafe. She went to a doctor for a full medical check-up with blood, lymph, nervous system, scans, etc., the whole gamut, she wanted to know. When she went back 3 days later, the doctor told her all was great and he was amazed at how healthy her nervous system was, that he had never in his 20 years seen a vegan vegetarian with such high levels of B12. She was not overweight either. He wanted to know what she did and she said, “Nutritional yeast.” He wanted to know “what is that” and how she used it. She told him and that she put it in her soups, dressings, on popcorn, gravies, stews, etc. He told her, now using a different word, that her nervous system was excellent and he wanted to try it! She brought some back and gave it to him a couple of days later; he loved it! It was fortified also. I have been using non-fortified since 2018 but from 1994 until 2017 I used fortified. I just prefer non better. It has never made me want to eat more, nor my husband (he is 71 but people guess him at 45, 5’11” tall, weighed 204 lbs when he became vegan in 2005 and now weighs 174 lbs like he did in school, eats nutritional yeast as much as I do, and is not an overeater.) There are many vegan foods that just taste soooo good that we would naturally want to eat more and have to check ourselves to be temperate and not gluttonous; hint hint. 🙂
    It is true that yeast is all over the world. That is why a person can put out a plate of flour mixed with a little water and capture their own wild yeast to make sourdough bread. And yeasts come in different flavors depending on where they are captured. 🙂 I have a good friend who is a gourmet vegetarian cook who has captured many different flavors of yeast in different parts of the USA to make different flavors of bread and taught me this. Also, a family who are excellent gardeners and fruit tree people taught me in 1994 that the white haze you see on grapes, plums, apples not waxed, blueberries, cherries, etc., is wild yeast set in the fruit’s own natural wax. I see it on my own apple tree’s fruits. God knew what He was doing to give His vegan/vegetarian creation a source for B12 and B vitamins. People eat/drink things, which I know you know, that destroy B vitamins. I am 69 and sometimes my hand gets a little shaky when I overwork on computer. When I have that happen, I have put a teaspoon of nutritional yeast in a cup of water to drink. In just a few minutes, the trembling stops. I do drink water, no coffee, no tea, no alcohol of any kind, or soda, just water or good fresh juices. I do not use black or white pepper, mustard, or vinegar, only lemon, lime, apple, tart cherry, pomegranate, and orange juices in my cooking. My husband and I have healthy colons. 🙂
    I hope no one is offended by what I have shared, it is all truth. 🙂 There are people who want to destroy the good health message of vegan vegetarian because certain factions would lose patients. I am happy to tell people to eat what is best for themselves and when I create recipes, I give options. I do love yours, sincerely, and tell people about your site through the years. Many blessings to keep on. You be you and who the good Lord created unique.

    1. Hi Marie,
      Thank you so much for sharing! That is a very interesting story. I greatly appreciate it and also your very kind and gracious words. It’s really good to know that you can eat nutritional yeast without any negative effects. Sounds like you are living a healthy lifestyle and reaping the benefits! 🙂

      I hope you enjoy the recipes here.

      Many, many blessings to you.

      With love,

    2. 5 stars
      Hello Marie. I’m a 63 year old, old school guy. I made mine a little different and want to share if I could. BTW after research years ago I chose not to eat nutritional yeast for the exact same reasons you choose not to. Not enough beneficial info for me. I’m a little dif in that I eat a little non vegan dishes on weekends only. M-F it’s mostly alkaline but def vegan. My version:
      1 cup soaked cashews (overnight)
      1/3 cup butternut squash (raw)
      2 ts onion powder
      1 key lime (juice of)
      1/2 Tbs tahini (misread yours)
      1.5 ts salt
      1 cup warm water

      If I didn’t know I would swear it was cheddar or some type of cheese! Oh my goodness. This will definitely compete with any cheese sauce I have tasted. Thank you Marie! I will be adding you to my go-to pages. Mmm, so many goodies here!

  28. 5 stars
    I was cleaning out my cabinet and found an unopened bag of cashews, luckily everything else I had on hand! This recipe is great. I did add smoked paprika, and it made a nice sauce to go with my veggie quesadillas 🙂 thank you

    1. 5 stars
      Side note. I used a high speed ninja blender. Soooo good!

      Hello Marie. I’m a 63 year old, old school guy. I made mine a little different and want to share if I could. BTW after research years ago I chose not to eat nutritional yeast for the exact same reasons you choose not to. Not enough beneficial info for me. I’m a little dif in that I eat a little non vegan dishes on weekends only. M-F it’s mostly alkaline but def vegan. My version:
      1 cup soaked cashews (overnight)
      1/3 cup butternut squash (raw)
      2 ts onion powder
      1 key lime (juice of)
      1/2 Tbs tahini (misread yours)
      1.5 ts salt
      1 cup warm water

      If I didn’t know I would swear it was cheddar or some type of cheese! Oh my goodness. This will definitely compete with any cheese sauce I have tasted. Thank you Marie! I will be adding you to my go-to pages. Mmm, so many goodies here!

  29. Hi Jennifer! Looking forward to making this, May I use a food processor instead of a blender. Thanks in advance🙏🏾

  30. OMG. I have just discovered you and you have made my day! It is so hard to find vegan cheese recipes without nutritional yeast. Your recipes not only do not use nutritional yeast but they do not have any other “funky” ingredients like gums etc. either.
    I see you have other wonderful recipes for parmesan and cheeses that can be shredded as well. Yummy….
    On top of that, I briefly looked at your other recipes and I love them all! It looks like exactly what I am trying to eat. Lower fat, no tofu, vegan etc. I do not know yet about all the other wonderful things you have going on here because I am so happy that I had to write this comment right now but I am sure I will love it all :). I am in heaven LOL I am going to spend countless hours on your website.
    I love the layout of your website as well. Clean, streamlined, and informative.
    Question, please. You use garlic and onion granules and not powder. Why is it so and are they interchangeable? I do have only the powders at home but I can buy the granules if necessary.
    Thank you so much!

    1. Alina! Your comment made my day! Thank you!
      I’m so happy you discovered my website. I hope you find days and days of delicious recipes that you enjoy.

      Regarding granulated onion and granulated garlic instead of onion powder and garlic powder:
      I use the granulated form because they give a slightly better flavor and they don’t clump up as soon/easily as the powder. You can read more about them by clicking on the linked ingredients in the recipe. But the powder and granules are definitely interchangeable, so feel free to use what you have on hand.

      1. You are very welcome Jennifer. The pleasure is all mine 🙂
        I also wanted to add that I appreciate you answering your readers’ questions. You are not only a talented cook but a gracious, beautiful woman.
        No later than January (when I will have more time) I will be joining your course.

  31. 5 stars
    I was looking through your recipes for somthing cheesy to go with dinner. I had some left over quinoa and I added some spinach like your other recipe and this sauce made it happen!!! This webside is one you can trust for any recipe you make it will be delicious!
    You will not be disappointed.
    Thank you for blessing us with your recipes and good information.

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