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Cheese But Not Cheese Sauce


5 mins



Hey guys, I know I have told you all about this amazing Cheese But Not Cheese Sauce before in a recipe… but it is just so good it deserves its own very short, and sweet blog post!

This stuff has hands down become my to-go sauce.  I legit put it on everything.  Grilled Veg, Pastas, and in Buddha Bowls!

It is made from 5 simple ingredients, and is truly a great alternative to conventional cheesy sauces on today’s market! The key ingredients in this is Nutrional Yeast otherwise known as My best friend.

“Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried with heat to kill or “deactivate” it. Because it’s inactive, it doesn’t froth or grow like baking yeast does so it has no leavening ability. Don’t worry; no animals are harmed in this process because yeasts are members of the fungi family, like mushrooms, not animals.” Fat Free Vegan, 2016


All you need more this bad boy is:

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Cheese But Not Cheese Sauce

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Plant Based, GF, V, DF, V



  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder


  1. Into a bowl add all the ingredients.
  2. Using a whisk beat till smooth – it will not take long!
  3. That is it!

It is so simple, so delicious and amazing for you! You could even add it to things like a Healthy Mac + Cheese (oh you bet I am working on one), or baked lasagna! The possibilities are endless, but I know for sure that all of you beauts need to go try this amazing recipe, NOOOWWW!! Don’t forget to leave me a comment below telling me what you thought because I love all your feedback!

Love from Your Greek Food Goddess XOX

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