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Vegan Cheese Sauce


"I got this from a friend back when I was a freegan. I still sometimes make it, and it's always a big hit with everyone. You can use it to make vegan nachos or top pasta."
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15 m servings 130 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Combine nutritional yeast, flour, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and cumin in a saucepan; add water. Whisk constantly over medium heat until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.
  2. Stir margarine into the yeast mixture until melted. Mix in salsa.
  3. Cook and stir over low heat until tomatoes are warmed through, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes and peppers can be substituted for the salsa if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 130 calories; 6 g fat; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 6.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1231 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Although I'm far from Vegan this one still piqued my interest and I had all of the ingredients on hand. This turned out surprisingly good. I would definitely make this again. A can of Ro*Tel dic...

For the 1.5 cups of salsa, i did 1C trader joes jarred red salsa and .5 cups of 505 Hatch green chile salsa. I also added another 1/4c of nutritional yeast with the salsa as I am a big fan. Pre...

Really good! My husband and I have recently starting eating a Vegan diet. Cheese is one thing that I really miss. I am a cheese lover. This recipe is really good and satisfies that queso crav...

Quite good! If you've never tried anything like this know it's not going to be just like cheese. But this was very tasty in our vegan nachos. I added about 1/4 cup of leftover vegan cheddar chee...