5-Ingredient Creamy Cashew Cheese Sauce (Non-Dairy)

Written By: Gloria Tsang, RD

Title: Founding Registered Dietitian

Alumni: University of British Columbia

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Regardless if you’re a vegan, you will love this creamy sauce. I usually cook a batch and use it mostly as a pasta cream sauce. But sometimes my kids will use it as veggie dip. This vegan cheese sauce is made with cashew and nutrition yeast. This recipe yields approximately 600 mL of sauce; I normally separate them into 2 jars and keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks. Each serving of creamy sauce (1/3 cup) provides 8 grams of protein! It’s truly a guilt-free pleasure you and your family can indulge on.

5-Ingredient Cashew Cheese Sauce

If you use this sauce as pasta sauce, you just need to reheat; there is no need to bring to a boil. Just like how I cooked mine in this video, I would just cook my pasta according to the package instructions and drain all water (save a few tablespoons as needed – see below). Next heat up a non-stick pan, turn to medium heat, then heat pasta along with the cashew cheese sauce.  If the cheese sauce becomes a little too thick from being refrigerated, save two tablespoons of pasta water (the water you used to cook your pate) to help thin the sauce out. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family! My kids love it!

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Cashew cheese sauce

Cashew Cheese Sauce

Gloria Tsang, RD
Can be heated as pasta sauce, or simply serve cold as veggie dip!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 600 mL


  • 2 cup Raw cashew
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Lemon Squeeze juice
  • 300 mL Water


  • In a food processor, add all ingredients.
  • Blend well.
  • Can be heated with pasta as creamy pasta sauce, or serve cold as veggie dip.


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2 thoughts on “5-Ingredient Creamy Cashew Cheese Sauce (Non-Dairy)”

    • Well really,, just put the nutritional facts for the relevant amount of cashew with the nutritional facts for the yeast, divide by serving size and there you have it


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