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Dairy-Free "Cheese" Sauce

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"My boyfriend and I eat dairy-free; he has no choice in the matter because of a severe casein allergy. This creamy cheese sauce is not only dairy-free, but extremely yummy and a great base recipe. You can do just about anything with it! Add a dash of cumin for that smoky Cheddar taste for mac and cheese, add more garlic, butter, and parsley for Alfredo, or add a can of tomatoes and green chiles to make that staple queso dip! It bakes well, too. Try chicken spaghetti with this creamy cheese sauce!"
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11 m servings 235
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Mix nutritional yeast, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, and salt together in a bowl. Pour in soy milk; whisk until smooth.
  2. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour in soy milk mixture; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened into a sauce, about 5 minutes. Simmer until flavors combine, 1 to 2 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute rice milk for the soy milk if desired.
  • This sauce is meant to be rather thick, but extremely flexible. If it is too thick for what you intend to make, then add more of your milk or water to thin it out. Like Velveeta®, this creamy sauce likes to thicken and clump when it cools. To fix this, just pop it in the microwave and reheat. I have heard that it tastes better the next day. However, mine has never stuck around long enough to find out!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 235 calories; 9.7 25 13.7 0 212 Full nutrition

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This is good. I used gluten free flour and it got too thick too fast and almost burned. I added extra soy milk , but then it got too thin. Regardless, it was tasty and went well served over ste...

Awesome! It was tasty and super-easy! I had all the ingredients on-hand! Thanks so much. I made gluten-free with a flour blend. It was great!

Delicious! I put some chives and parsley in as well