Dairy-Free "Cheese" Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 6 min 2
Dairy-Free "Cheese" Sauce
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1/4 cup Nutritional yeast
1/4 cup All-purpose white flour
1 dash Garlic powder
1 dash Onion powder
1 dash Yellow mustard
1 dash Salt (to taste)
1 cup Soy milk, unsweetened, plain (unsweetened, or rice milk)
1 1/2 tbsp Margarine (vegan)


  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.


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 Portion

Calories 251
Calories from fat 96
Calories from saturated fat 21.5
Total Fat 10.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 453 mg
Potassium 695 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 4.5 g
Protein 17.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.8
Milk Alternative 0.5

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