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"Not-Cho Cheeze" Sauce

Not-Cho cheeze sauce

about 3 cups

Prep Time
15 minutes
    Cook Time
20 minutes
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1 fork recipe Not-Cho Cheeze Sauce

Recipes are rated from 1 to 5 forks, with 1 fork being the easiest and 5 forks the most challenging.

Creamy and delicious plant-based nacho cheese-like sauce that can be used for topping vegetables or creating healthier nachos, burritos, or even macaroni and cheese. Nutritional yeast adds the cheese-like flavor, do not use brewers or bakers yeast as it will add a bitter flavor. Nutritional yeast can be found in the condiment section of most grocery stores, at health food stores, or on Amazon. NOTE: For a slightly sweeter sauce, substitute 1 small sweet potato for the carrots.

Instructional images follow the recipe.


  • 1 large gold or russet potato (peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes) - substitute 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (do not use brewers or bakers yeast)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (substitute apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste (optional - substitute 1 teaspoon salt)
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (substitute ancho chili powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch (substitute arrowroot or corn starch)

Special Equipment:

  • Blender


Preparation Method:

Place the diced potatoes, onions, garlic, and carrots (or sweet potato) into a pot along with 2 ½ cups of water to cover the vegetables. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, reducing heat as necessary to maintain a simmer. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife or fork.

Remove from the heat and use a slotted spoon to transfer the vegetables to a blender or food processor, reserving the liquid for blending.

Add the remaining ingredients and blend to break up the vegetables and combine the seasonings. Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and continue blending, adding additional liquid one tablespoon at a time until you have achieved the desired consistency. Return the mixture to a pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat before serving.


Prep the ingredients

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Cook vegetables:

Simmer the vegetables until they are soft, then add to a blender and blend until smooth.

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