Vegan "Cheese" Sauce
(AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

September 21, 2021 | By Monica

This plant-based "cheese" sauce is so addicting you'll want to put it on everything!
This yummy vegan "cheese" sauce is easy and made with accessible ingredients. Omitting popular dairy substitutes like nutritional yeast, cashews and eggs, it is an elimination-diet friendly option that is both healthy and delicious. Simply using vegetables and coconut milk as the base, the final outcome is a rich, velvety flavor that tastes so similar to a real cheese sauce you'll be pleasantly surprised! AIP, Paleo, Whole30, Plant-Based, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Dairy-free compliant.

This yummy vegan "cheese" sauce is easy and made with accessible ingredients. Omitting popular dairy substitutes like nutritional yeast, cashews and eggs, it is an elimination-diet friendly option that is both healthy and delicious. Simply using vegetables and coconut milk as the base, the final outcome is a rich, velvety flavor that tastes so similar to a real cheese sauce you'll be pleasantly surprised! Pictured here with my Pan-Roasted Broccoli, it honestly tastes great on any vegetable of choice. Try it on my "Cheesy" Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe!

Fun Health Facts

Butternut squash is a superfood, rich in nutrients with a low-caloric count. It's particularly high in vitamins A and C, aiding in cell growth, eye health, immunity and wound healing.

Onions are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are believed to lower inflammation, reduce cholesterol levels and protect against blood clots.

Coconuts are also highly nutritious. They contain essential vitamins and minerals responsible for bone health, red blood cell formation and lowering oxidative stress.

Ingredients Needed

  • Butternut squash

  • Onion

  • Carrot

  • Garlic

  • Coconut milk

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Ground ginger

  • Ground turmeric

  • Salt

  • Olive oil

This yummy vegan "cheese" sauce is easy and made with accessible ingredients. Omitting popular dairy substitutes like nutritional yeast, cashews and eggs, it is an elimination-diet friendly option that is both healthy and delicious. Simply using vegetables and coconut milk as the base, the final outcome is a rich, velvety flavor that tastes so similar to a real cheese sauce you'll be pleasantly surprised! AIP, Paleo, Whole30, Plant-Based, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Dairy-free compliant.

 Tips & Tricks

  • The thickness of the sauce is up to you. If you prefer it on the thicker side, cook on the stove for a longer period of time. 

  • This sauce is freezable, but beware that it is runnier when thawed. If you'd like to thicken it, cook on the stove again until at the desired consistency.