I wanted a recipe for something creamy that I could use on crepes, enchiladas and pizza or in lasagna. I wanted cheese without it being cheese Someone suggested a Vegan Macaroni and Cheese recipe by Allison Rivers Samson. This adaptation is a bit thicker than hers as it is used for different types of recipes.

As I always say when trying to substitute old foods with alternative recipes, don’t expect this to taste like cheese. It is yummy and creamy and oh so good. But in my opinion, it doesn’t taste like cheese. However, every time I’ve served this, even to my dairy-eating friends, it has been well-liked.

If you want to see how it looks in lasagna, look here.


2 cups (about 12 ounces) Yellow Potatoes, peeled and chopped Or fresh Cauliflower, chopped.*

½ cup Carrots, chopped

2/3 cup Onion, peeled and chopped

1 ½ cups Water

½ cup Raw Cashews or Sunflower Seeds or shelled Pumpkin Seeds

1 tsp Salt

1 clove Garlic

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (about the juice from one lemon)

1/8 tsp Cayenne (Optional.)

½ tsp Paprika (Optional)


Boil the potatoes, carrots, onion and water until the vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes. Pour the boiled vegetables and remaining ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If too much water evaporated while boiling, add just enough water to make a smooth sauce. Serve over pasta or vegetable crepes. Use in lasagna or pizza. When I am topping something like pizza or bruschetta, I bake them and add warm sauce

This can be frozen in ice cube trays and stored in containers for convenient portioning. Make sure you heat it well enough or it can be a little clumpy.

* If you use cauliflower instead of potatoes, you may find the sauce is a little bit sweeter.


Vegan Creamy Sauce (Alternative to Cheese Sauce and Melted Cheese)

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5 thoughts on “Vegan Creamy Sauce (Alternative to Cheese Sauce and Melted Cheese)

  1. This is exactly what I needed to find, Pam, thanks for sharing it! I want to make a mushroom/spinach/artichoke heart casserole and all the recipes have a ton of cheese. I want it creamy but not cheesy. Looking forward to putting it together tomorrow.

    1. Sorry it took me so long to reply (I get lost of spam comments and real comments get lost when I’m moderating.) How did it turn out?

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