9 Fabulous Vegan Cheese Recipes

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These Vegan Cheese Recipes are so amazing no one will ever realize they are dairy-free and oil-free. Many of them can even be made nut-free by substituting white beans for cashews.

photo collage of different homemade vegan cheeses

When I am talking to someone about going vegan, they will inevitably say, “I just can’t do that because I love cheese too much.” I always let them know that there are delicious homemade vegan cheese recipes to try like my Dairy-Free Sliceable Cheese and even Vegan Cream Cheese.

Although there are many packaged vegan cheeses available, all of them are loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat, and that is something my family tries to avoid.

That’s why, over the years, I have come up with alternatives like recipes for Tofu Ricotta and Cashew Mozzarella. There really are so many different ones to try!

Ingredients used in homemade vegan cheese

There are a lot of different vegan cheese recipes out there, and most of them have a number of common ingredients. This is a short list of what the healthiest versions use for ingredients.

  • Nuts- Cashews are probably the most common because they become creamy when blended.
  • Beans- Many cashew cheeses can be made nut-free by using white beans.
  • Potatoes- Surprisingly veggies like potatoes, carrots, and onions are also used a quite a few recipes like my Best Vegan Cheese Sauce.
  • Nutritional yeast- This is not brewer’s yeast but rather an inactive yeast that has a cheesy flavor and is used as a seasoning in many recipes like these Nutritional Yeast Recipes.
  • Spices- Some of the spices used are salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
vitamix blender with sweet potatoes, carrots, onions

Which vegan cheese sauce tastes the best?

The best vegan cheese in my opinion is all of them! Seriously though, it’s very hard to choose because each one is unique and has its own flavor.

Personally, I will probably always love this Best Vegan Cheese Sauce the most for a number of reasons. It was the first cheese recipe I ever made, and it can be used in so many ways. I’ll list some below.

How to use vegan cheese sauce

Each vegan cheese sauce has its own merits and can be used in different recipes and in many different ways. Here are some of my favorites!

There’s even a Spicy Nacho Dip recipe from the PlantPure Nation Cookbook that is pretty awesome when used as a vegan cheese sauce.

Also, be sure to check out my Vegan Cheese Recipes page for more great recipes.

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Recipes to drizzle it over

Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipes

Everything just taste better with cheese, and that's why these healthy vegan cheese recipes are so amazing no one will ever realize they are dairy-free and oil-free! Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.

About Terri Edwards

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  1. I cannot locate the entire recipes for each of the 4 vegan cheeses. Please help. They sound delicious. Is there someplace where I can see and print out the exact recipes? Please advise

    1. Yes, each of the 4 recipes can be found by clicking on their name or picture in this article. This will take you to each recipe where you will be able to see and print out ingredients and instructions. Enjoy!

  2. Wow! I just made this cheese sauce and it is by far the best. I just made a scrumptious dinner. I lined a dinner plate with fresh spinach then I put boiled baby potatoes and broccoli on top of the spinach then poured this cheese sauce all over. MAN OH MAN

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