Cashew Cheese Sauce

Number of Servings: 16 (Makes 1 Quart) (61g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Cashew Cheese Sauce

Thanks to Anissa Pinkham for sharing this recipe with our team!

Numerous additions can be added to this versatile sauce as it heats up in the pan. Try adding picante sauce, chopped jalapeños, diced green chilies, a pinch of cayenne, cumin, or your favorite hot sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 (6 oz.) jar roasted red pepper, drained
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  1. Soak cashews for at least a half an hour or overnight.
  2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add water, as needed to obtain desired thickness.
  3. Pour into a saucepan and heat on medium until thickened, stirring often with a whisk (5 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

Serving Size 61g

Amount per serving
Calories 105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 7.6mg 0%
Iron 1.3mg 6%
Potassium 185mg 4%
Vitamin A 3.5mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0%
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin K 5.2mcg 4%
Thiamin 2.6mg 220%
Riboflavin 2.5mg 190%
Niacin 14.8mg 90%
Vitamin B6 2.9mg 170%
Folate 4.2mcg 1%
Vitamin B12 6mcg 250%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 90.8mg 8%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 44.7mg 10%
Zinc 0.9mg 10%
Selenium 8.3mcg 15%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Water, Raw Cashews, Roasted Red Peppers (roasted Red Bell Peppers, Water, Salt, Sugar, Citric Acid, And Calcium Chloride (firming Agent)), Nutritional Yeast (inactive Dry Yeast, Niacin (b3), Thiamin Hydrochloride (b1), Riboflavin (b2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (b6)), Lemon Juice, Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika.

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