Today I´m binging on this. I’ll try not to expect it to truly taste cheesy, but hopefully it will still make a tasty sauce for veggies and casseroles. It also helps to not think this is supposed to taste exactly like fake nacho cheese. If it does taste similar to real cheese sauce – bonus! Do you think it is possible to use potato flakes instead of fresh potatoes? Chuck – I’m sorry people can be so rude when stating their dislike for this recipe. Click on the name to check out the recipe. 1/2 cup raw cashews, (or 1/2 c white beans). I don’t have anything against the nut milk version I’ve made in the past, but I don’t always have it on hand. It is really creamy and goes great with the nooch flavor. Use the 2 small carrots it will be fine. Debbie – I’ve had a similar experience. Place potatoes, carrots, and onion in a pot and allow to cook until veggies are tender approximately 15 minutes. Sprinkle extra shredded cheese over the top of the potatoes just before they're done baking. I’m BRAND NEW to Vegan and going to make this and try it. I tried a recipe similar to this and thought it was kind of blah. In the other, I added a few tablespoons roasted green chiles, 1-2 tsp. When I presented a spoon of it to my omni husband I said “hey, you gotta try this potato sauce, it’s garlicy delicious!” and he agreed and loved it. Thanks for sharing! I’m a recent convert to plant based whole foods eating, and this is better than the real thing because I feel batter eating it! I love it, but I cook a small onion with the veggies !!! Lost most of my first batch when the bottom came off my blender. HOW TO MAKE BAKED VEGAN MAC AND CHEESE STEP 1 (not pictured) Cook macaroni until al dente. This turned out absolutely AMAZING!!! But this does not taste like cheese, not even a little bit. I’m so bummed, because I’ve been craving this sauce since my first batch ran out the other day! Thank you! I’ve been making this for several years primarily for the biscuits (and broccoli and cheese) and it always fits the bill. Have you tried using a 1/2 cup of raw cashews (soak the cashews in hot water for a half hour – drain out the water and then put in the blender with the other ingredients that you are allowed) – if you’re allowed garlic, put 1-2 cloves of freshly pressed garlic into the blender. I didn’t have turmeric so I used smoked paprika. This is so darn delicious over mac ‘n’ cheese too. If you’re really in a hurry, microwave your potatoes to get them started. Thanks for the great recipe look forward to trying some more of yours! It came out great. This recipe makes approximately 1 quart and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Adding in mustard and vinegars can add tang and flavor. It takes a while for your taste buds to change. Just add salsa to this cheese sauce, and you’ve got delicious Nacho Cheese Dip to serve with tacos and nachos. I agree, makes good mac and cheese. Made this recipe for non-vegans at my latest dinner party and everyone devoured it. (Actually…lots of salt. So good! It looks and tastes more like hummus. take a look at the others: https://youtu.be/FaidvNa_ICw. I love it so much that when I’m chopping up the veggies I just chop double the amount and freeze for next time. Problem…. It's a super versatile vegan cheese sauce, like velveeta. 1 cup non-dairy milk This sauce is the cheesiest — and that’s a high compliment. After reading the previous replies about how new vegans may not enjoy the taste, I was hesitant to try this (only been vegan about 2 months). Try a different potato, or use yukon gold potatoes if you didn’t the first time. Thanks for the dope af recipe! its just okay – too much lemon juice in my opinion. If you’re a lifelong vegan and have long since forgotten what cheese tastes like, then perhaps this will taste like your idea of cheese. Here are some variations for cheezy sauces: Potato/Carrot Sauce Really any cheese you like will work for cheese sauce. This one is for you! To a High-Speed Blender, add all the vegan cheese sauce ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth. My sister isn’t vegan (or cheese free) and she loved it. I'd love to hear how it turns out if you give it a try. Everyone has their own taste, but I believe this sauce lives up to it’s name. Tastes buds really do change tho! …this recipe is great! Don’t know…..I’m not a low-carber and I’ve never made it that way. STEP 2. Are you people lacking taste buds? Did a straight trade for velveeta on mac-n-cheese and nachos and the fam was oblivious. – adding smoked paprika & a little red wine (I know…) makes for a sharper flavour I love it and it satisfies my need for a cheese sauce on pasta and vegetables. I’ve been vegan long enough now that these recipes pack a WOW! I wanted to have for biscuits and maybe baked potato another time. I love this sauce! Recommended Video. Not years obviously – bit awhile. *Original publish date February 02, 2015. It’s got a homemade, oil free vegan cheddar … I couldn’t get enough of it! I’ve been making it now for months so thank you for the recipe. But if its too much extra work, I’ll try figure it out… Thanks in Advance. My boyfriend tasted it and thought it was pretty good. Thanks so much! OMG this whole foods no oil vegan cheese sauce is DELICIOUS! It is ready in a flash and can be used over potatoes, to top steamed vegetables, or over macaroni. Both of my kuds devoured this -we put it on elbow pasta for macaroni and cheese. I love how it tastes, so creamy and gooey, and I feel nourished eating it. During my vegan month, it's not quite so easy a goal to accomplish. with cheese sauce and that is what we’re now having for tea tonight!! Added a handful of soaked cashews for richness, left out the garlic and onion powders – have never put those in a cheese sauce, left out notch because I hate it and added a spoonful umiboshi plum paste. The classic vegan Alfredo sauce and vegan Mac and cheese sauce are usually made with cashew nuts but here are no cashews required. No, it does not taste like “cheese”, however, it does feel like cheese and taste great too. This sauce is amazing!! good luck with vegan- it’s a breeze! So yummy!! “Terri Edwards is the ideal nutrition speaker! That way I don’t psyche myself out nor build up the hopes of would-be plant based eaters. I’ve been eating this mac & cheese for the past few days. Read More…. I have had some really great vegan cheese recipes and this was unfortunately not one of them. I’ll play around with the vinegar, mustard, and nutritional yeast portions just to suit my own tastes next time, but as is, I’m really looking forward to having this with rice and veggies tomorrow and to using it in your southern biscuits. 1 ½ – 2 tablespoons ketchup or tomato sauce In fact, there’s no dairy in this at all. Carefully transfer potatoes to oven and cook directly on hot oven rack until skewer glides easily … Want to try it with white beans next. cayenne, paprika, seasoned salt. For crunchy skins, sprinkle each potato with 1 tablespoon garlic flavored olive oil (or substitute plain olive oil), rubbing oil all over potato. I am starting a Mary’s Mini in 2 days and I know I will appreciate this. Join my Private BNV Club! . Chuck: My wife and I tried this amazing cheese sauce with some whole wheat rotini tonight. After the modifications, it tasted remarkably like cheese sauce. How long will it keep in the freezer? Such a pleasant person. It is sure to be on the standard rotation! It’s thick, creamy, super flavorful, and so versatile! I was out of potatoes, but had instant mashed potato buds on hand to use instead. I will say that my first taste left me unimpressed as I had the taste of dairy cheese in my mind and could only taste lemon. Your email address will not be published. Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above. They were asking why I was eating Cheese sauce, since being Vegan. Yes, I have to blend for a while. I have been vegan for over 2 years now and my wife just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago. Are you ready for this? Some of us also have food allergies, and miss certain foods. Haha I had that same thought. Okay, I am late to the party, but this is delicious. My wife and I have been eating a most!y vegetarian diet for the past year. The result is an incredibly comforting, cheesy , salty, garlicky potato dish (with some greens!) So, let’s make it. Used my instant pot for the potatoes so it was a super quick meal. I feel like it is beneficial to use some of these foods that are similar to the ones we are familiar with to win over our children but otherwise, I prefer to have new and exciting plant based meals that my mind isn’t trying to compare to my less healthy diet. Delicious nut-free Vegan Cheese Sauce made with potatoes, carrots, and onion. I am truly amazed with this sauce. Can you maybe tell me a weight that I could measure so that I know how many I need to make up how much would be required for the recipe? Finally a no-oil, no-nut cheese sauce that I’m actually looking forward to eating! While others in my family have no problems eating raw vegetables, my brother can eat a raw onion like an apple. Stir in the flour and the mustard powder, cook for 1 min or so, then start to ladle in the hot milk, stirring as you pour, until it’s all added. My goal is to make food that other people love. A: All of mine! Maybe not, but a creamy, delicious, nutty “cheeselike” sauce just the same. I’m wondering what brand of nutritional yeast you recommend. I don’t have a kitchen scale– is there any other way to get a more accurate measurement of the potatoes & carrots? Having made cashew cheese before, the consistency with potatoes is far superior and cheese-like. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I finally did it! It will really blow your mind! A little time in the microwave will reheat it, or simply on the stovetop with a little bit of water. Queso is about texture and salt. Add all the remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Add the garlic, carrots, potatoes, cashews, and two cups of water. Amazing!. I wonder if some people who didn’t like it missed a step or two, because this was as satisfying as any fatty, oily cheese sauce for me. I love smooshing the sauce into the fluffy potato below, turning what was once dry and bland into something creamy and exciting. And it’s certainly filling and healthy! Make up your own recipes based on what you know tastes good and read up on how the basics of cooking work. Made this. Thank you Chuck for all you do for us. Not sure – I would think quite awhile. Cannellini bean-based I love all of Chuck’s recipes that I have tried so I thought I would give this cheese sauce recipe a try. Thanks for sharing! Made this tonight 6+ months later and OMG this is sooooo good. I think it’s AMAZING! Ways To Use Vegan Cheese Sauce. 2 tablespoons NO FAT hummus (make your own if you can’t find it made I’m so glad I made a double batch. JACKPOT!! I just made this cheese and it’s amazing I am blown away I’ve only been vegan 13 days, Mind blowing! Yummy !! I probably would as I don’t have nut allergies. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan on medium to low heat, stirring constantly — whisk until mixture is smooth. So…. I roughly weighed out the portions of potato and carrots in my hand and I omitted the vinegar as I didn’t want it too tart. I nearly added more water, but persevered and it came out just right. I’m using a diet app and need to input the macro nutrients. Thank you for this amazing recipe! And to think it is compliant for a potato Mary’s mini, which I’m just starting!! I learned about this recipe through cooking with the Krocks. It is so good on pasta and veggies! Yum! On steamed broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, or another veggie. Cashew based ones are very good and very rich but also high in fat and calories. As a relatively new convert to eating whole food plant based, I am proud to say that no matter my opinion, I truly hope I never become so unpleasant as to attack someone who is trying to better their health or maybe even support the ethical treatment of animals. In a medium pot, bring about 3 cups of water to a boil. With its filling starchy-goodness, it's the perfect comfort meal after a long day. you consider equivalent to 2-3 carrots. About Brand New Vegan. I feel like I won the lottery with this recipe. Made this with a can of Rotel tomatoes and the spices from your sweet potato nacho cheese recipe +1/2 t cumin and some sriracha for heat. Going to try this during the week!! I’ll be dousing my vegan barbacoa chimichangas in it tonight <3. 1 batch of vegan cheddar cheese sauce - click here for the recipe; Instructions. I just made a half batch and poured it over a 1pound bag of frozen chopped spinach that I had thawed in a pot. Thank you Chuck for all the work and time that you put into your recipes for us. Who doesn’t love pasta? Step Three – Bake the potatoes. OHMYGOD. I also did not have brown/Dijon mustard so I used some yellow mustard. I’ve made sauces similar to this one, many, many times, and I love it poured over pasta, rice or vegetables, or mix in some fresh salsa and dip corn chips in it. Prepare cheese sauce according to recipe. Appreciate it for what it is… a delicious sauce made out of potatoes!! Yes! Love this. You’ll find when you come out at the other end, the food tastes great. The texture and colour of this was incredible – exactly like a proper nacho cheese dip. June 9, 2015 By Chuck Underwood 320 Comments. I think it has a lot to do with trying to replace those ‘comfort foods’ we all knew and loved before becoming Vegan. I’m thinking about doing a beet/cauliflower instead of carrot/potato and wondered if it had been done before. Now go ahead and get a spoon or something. The potato hack for three days will expedite your taste bud transition. What could you substitute for carrots? Dairy is filled with fat and is so oily. Easy-Peasy! Can you please tell me if the potatoes you use are considered to be a waxy potato? It is fabulous…I added 1/2 cup cashews and 1/2 cup white beans as I doubled the recipe as I said so I needed 1 cup anyway. Hands down, the best Vegan Potato Cheese Sauce ever! I haven’t tried it so I’m arguing weather tastes good, it may be delicious. In the recipe itself, it says 3 potatoes equal 6 oz. Lard is only 40%! COULD NOT STOP EATING IT! Dying to try this!! If you have ever over-mixed anything starchy or over-beat a cake dough, you understand that you get some crazy textures going and that the flavors are consequently affected, as well. And to the lady who was trying to get her husband to try it, lol, good thing you didn’t. Wash and scrub both potatoes and carrots, peel if desired and chop into uniform pieces and boil for 10 minutes. I made the recipe as written and it is so delicious! As a new vegan whose all-time favourite dish is cauliflower cheese, I had been really looking forward to trying this sauce. Best Vegan Cheese Sauce. (There are several recipes for both of these types online) Simmer in saucepan, stirring, until thick Great on pizza or similar foods. do you think this would work with cauliflower instead potatoes to lower the carbs? I came across your recipe by accident, didn’t know what Brown mustard was so I added Keens dry mustard. Even better! I’ve been enjoying it on pizza, tortilla chips, rice, and sometimes just by the spoonful! Delicious nut-free Vegan Cheese Sauce made with potatoes, carrots, and onion. I use this cheese sauce for everything--nachos, tacos, pizza, baked potato and steamed veggie topping, and so much more! In an 8×8″ baking dish, mixed cheese sauce into a bag of frozen southern style hash brown potatoes (partially thawed). I use it all the time. I just finished licking my plate clean. 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