Creamy Cashew Sauce

creamy vegan cashew cheese sauce

This recipe makes a creamy, nutty, cashew cheese sauce that we can’t get enough of. The secret that will take your cashew sauce to a whole new level is to roast the cashews. Place raw cashews into the toaster oven, on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and roast for 3-5 minutes (or until cashews are browned).

vegan roasted cashew sauce

Then, place all ingredients into a food processor – or high speed blender – and process on high for 2 minutes, until the cashew sauce is thick and creamy.

creamy cashew sauce vegan

We always use this recipe for our BEST tofu scramble because it adds so much delicious flavor, but we can only start to imagine all the dishes this vegan cashew nut sauce can be used on. Some other ideas include pasta, roasted vegetables, seitan, as a dip for chips or veggies, and baked potatoes. Get creative!

creamy cashew sauce

4.41 from 5 votes
creamy vegan cashew cheese sauce
Creamy Cashew Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Vegan Creamy Cashew Sauce made with Roasted Cashews.

Course: Sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 156 kcal
  • 1 cup raw cashews roasted
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup filtered water
  1. Measure out raw cashews on a baking sheet and roast in your toaster oven at 400F for 3 minutes, or until fragrant and roasted

  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender. Blend until smooth (about 2 minutes).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cashew Sauce
Amount Per Serving (4 tablespoons)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

May 6, 2017



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    May 28, 2018

    5 stars
    Wow this is incredibly delicious!! Having made similar cashew cheese recipes, this one really surprised me. I didn’t have any no-salt seasoning so I just mixed a little paprika, mustard powder, garlic powder, onion powder and dried basil – which worked a treat!
    The only thing is that maybe I put too much turmeric in? My version is fluro yellow! Oh well 😛

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    January 22, 2020

    This is SO delicious! I used roasted unsalted cashews from Trader Joe’s and followed your recipe exactly and it’s delicious. My daughter, who has hated mac n cheese since she was little, loved it on the radiatore pasta I put it on. Thank you so much for the recipe!


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