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The Best Ever Vegan Cheese Sauce

I have to say that this is the closest to real cheesy tasting sauce I’ve found. I didn’t develop this recipe but I’m copying it right from the source. Enjoy!

The best part of this recipe is there are no chemicals that many commercial vegan cheeses have in them. I would use any of these ingredients in a recipe.

Let me know what you think when you try it.

Instant Pot Vegan Cheese Sauce

Servings 10


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp mellow white miso
  • 1 tsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  • Put everything in the Instant Pot in the order listed
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and twist into the locked position
  • Select MANUAL with HIGH pressure for 5 minutes
  • When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, manually release the pressure and open lid
  • Carefully lift the stainless steel insert out of the pot. Pour ingredients into a high speed blender. I like to use a very large stainless steel bowl and an immersion blender.
  • Blend at high speed until the sauce is really smooth and creamy. If sauce is too thick, thin it with a plant-based milk. As it cools the sauce will thicken so you may want to start out a little thinner
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  1. Julie JordanScott on April 10, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    I have heard the vegan cheese in the stores are not good at all, so it is helpful to know I can make my own. Thanks for this yummy looking recipe!

    • Karen on April 10, 2022 at 4:32 pm

      The ones in the store are really not healthy but this has all real food ingredients. Enjoy!

  2. Kate McDonald at Becca Katz Printables on April 10, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    It’s very interesting that this group of ingredients will make a sauce that tastes like cheese. I don’t eat potatoes or other high glycemic index foods, but I’m happy to see that vegans can enjoy a creamy cheesy taste using this recipe.

    • Karen on April 10, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      It’s amazing but it can be done.

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