I know I have talked about this amazing vegan cheese, but not cheese sauce before in a recipe but it is just so damn good that I think it deserves its own very short and sweet blog post. I get so many questions about vegan cheese: “But Maria, how do you make vegan cheese? How is cheese vegan?” Well let me tell you… it’s a lot simpler than you think.
Versatile Vegan Sauce
This vegan sauce has become one of my many go-to sauces. I legit put it on everything, it makes grilled veggies more enjoyable, makes an awesome cheesy pasta dish, or a tasty sauce to pour over buddha bowls.
What’s great about this versatile vegan sauce is that it only uses five ingredients to whip up. Don’t you hate sauces that require you to buy ten thousand ingredients to pull them together? I definitely do. All you need to make this cheesy sauce is:
What’s great about nutritional yeast is it gives that cheesy flavour you get from regular dairy cheese. It’s made from a single-celled organism called saccharomyces cerevisiae which is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed, and dried. Most yeast froths or grows, think about the baking yeast you use when you bake. However, since this yeast is deactivated or killed in the drying process it doesn’t have any ability to leaven. No animals are harmed in making nutritional yeast and it’s one of those fantastic additions to any recipe where you want that cheesy taste. I throw it on and in so many recipes!
No animals are harmed in the making of nutritional yeast!
Nutritional yeast also has a laundry list of fantastic benefits for you and your body. Here are just some of them: