Vegan Oil Free Cheese Sauce

Are you looking for a vegan, oil free, gluten free, plant based cheese sauce? I think everyone who follows the Starch Solution has their own version of this simple but delicious and versatile cheese sauce. So this may be new to you or a repeat. This is how I make mine but I switch it up literally weekly by adjusting my spices. Throw in a red pepper it it gives this a nacho taste. Add taco seasoning, Chipotle peppers, honestly, you can make this as plain or spiced up as you want.

Now this is not and I repeat is not going to taste just like cheese, but it looks like a cheese sauce, acts like a cheese sauce and for me and a lot of other people works as a great, low calorie Starch Solution replacement. I love this sauce and put it on everything!! I hope you enjoy it.

Vegan Cheese Sauce (Starch Solution)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 ½ cups potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup raw cashews(soaked or boiled with vegetables) this can be omitted if preferred
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 tsp white miso
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric


  • Soak cashews overnight if using. If you have forgotten to soak your cashews you can boil them while cooking the potatoes and carrots.
  • Peel potatoes and carrots and chop into bite size pieces. The smaller the pieces the faster they will cook. Boil in pot until tender.
  • Transfer the potatoes, carrots and cashews(if using) to blender. Reserve remaining liquid. Add remaining ingredients including 1/3 cup of reserve liquid. Blend until smooth. If mixture is still too thick continue to add a tablespoon of liquid until you obtain the consistency you want. Adjust the seasoning to your preference.


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Keyword Cheese, Oil Free, Starch Solution, Vegan
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