Vegan Parmesan Cheese

How to make vegan parmesan cheese by Pasta-based. Nutty, crumbly, vegan parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

This recipe for vegan parmesan cheese makes a flavorful non-dairy parmesan that goes well topped on SO many different dishes. Mainly, I’m talking about Italian recipes like pastas, pizzas, and soups, but it can work well for a variety of cuisines.

It’s awesome to keep stored in the refrigerator for whenever you need a little extra sprinkle of flavor and cheesiness. It’s so easy to make, requires minimal, simple, and healthy ingredients like:

  • CASHEWS + ALMONDS. ♡ Did you know? Our life span may be increased by an extra two years by eating nuts regularly.
  • NUTRITIONAL YEAST. ♡ Cheesy, flaky, vegan fairy dust!
  • GARLIC. ♡ So savory and warm! Also, good for your heart 🙂

Make this recipe for vegan parmesan cheese in minutes. Store in your refrigerator and sprinkle away!

4.38 from 8 votes
Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Easy, simple, healthy homemade vegan grated parmesan recipe created with cashews, almond, nutritional yeast, spices, and coconut oil.

Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: almonds, cashews, cheese, coconut oil, parmesan, spices, topping, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories per Serving: 46 kcal
  • 2/3 cup whole cashews - raw
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until combined and a fine meal has formed.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

May 6, 2017



  1. Reply


    January 3, 2019

    Hi. Can you use almond flour instead of almond meal?

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      January 8, 2019

      If you’re okay with a much finer texture.

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    August 8, 2020

    Can I use pecan meal instead of almond meal

    • Reply


      August 18, 2020

      Hi Kathy,

      It would be a different flavor, but we don’t see why pecan meal can’t work. Almonds are more bland than pecans, so the nut flavor will come through quite a bit more, though. Let us know if you try it and how it comes out!

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    January 31, 2021

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! Flavorful, quick and easy. I found a similar nut free recipe with hemp seed hearts. I will keep this in my fridge continuously going forward. So much more natural & healthier than buying the vegan parmesan cheeses at the store. Thank you for sharing!


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