Simple Cheese Sauce

by | Jan 24, 2019 | Cheese (vegan), Oil Free, Recipes, Sauces & Gravies


1 cup raw cashew nuts (Lite Cheese Option: Use only ½ cup cashew nuts plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch.)

2 cups water

½ large or 1 small red bell pepper (or ¼ cup canned pimentos or red peppers)

1 ½ teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 tablespoons food yeast flakes (optional)

½ teaspoon garlic powder


Blend smooth (about 2 minutes)1 and then bring to a boil, stirring until thick.


Use for pizza, lasagna, burritos, etc.

Yield: 3 cups

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  1. Wildwood Cooking Tips: For older blenders, sometimes it is helpful to cover the cashews with just enough water to blend thoroughly and then add the rest of the ingredients.