Easy Cheesy Dairy Free Sauce

a pot with a spoon of thick and glossy easy cheesy dairy free sauce

Having an easy cheesy dairy free sauce recipe at hand is a great way to adapt old family favourites into plant-based versions. Ideal for vegetable or pasta bakes, cheesy toasty sandwiches or even pizza. And it even freezes, making it perfect for homemade arancini and other hot vegan cheese treats.


  • 1 cup potato, boiled and riced or mashed – approx 200g
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup fermented soy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup oat or soy milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt


This recipe makes approximately 3 cups

This easy cheesy dairy free sauce is so simple to make. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and pour into a pot. Stir over a medium heat until the cheesy sauce is thick and glossy.

This sauce thickens as it cool, ideal for freezing in spheres for arancini fillings. For a pouring sauce, thin with extra plant-based milk, taste and re-season if needed.

Food allergens that need to be clearly identified on food packaging differ around the world. 
This recipe is free-from egg, dairy, and all animal derived products. It is also tree nut, peanut and sesame free.
The sauce is soy based , you could try a soy free sour cream, but remember to taste and adjust if needed.
Be aware of your choice of milk if you want your sauce gluten free.

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