Cheeze Sauce... Healthy and Delicious
Updated: May 6
Social distancing and staying at home has me in the mood for some comfort food....but not in the mood for buying bigger jeans. Solution?? How about some healthy Mac and Cheeze? I don't know about you but I am not a fan of 98% of the vegan cheeze options on the market. Before moving to the Okanagan, one of my business services was making and selling vegan cheeze. I have decided to share those recipes on this blog. So today, I am going to share my Cheeze Sauce recipe. This one has a few cult followers. But here's the secret. It is super simple and quick to make. You can have this over pasta (think Mac & Cheeze), potatoes, in lasagna, tacos or put it on broccoli so your kids will eat their greens.
Without further ado...
1 cup Oat or Cashew Milk
4 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
1/2 TBSP Tapioca Flour
1/2 tsp + pinch of Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
1/8 tsp Smoked Paprika
In a medium sized saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat while stirring constantly. Once boiling, allow to simmer over low heat until the mixture begins to thicken, approximately 2-3 minutes. And that is it. Enjoy over pasta or whatever your meal choice. See, I told you it was simple.
If you are interested in using this cheeze sauce as a chip dip or nacho cheeze, follow the same recipe with one small exception. Add 2 TBSP of Tapioca flour instead of a 1/2 TBSP. Now follow the exact same directions. your cheeze sauce should be thick and stretchy. If it becomes too thick, just whisk in some more milk and simmer again until you find your desired consistency.
This cheeze sauce is wonderful warm off the stove but can also be stored covered and refrigerated for a week. To enjoy at a later time, simply rewarm on the stove while continuously stirring.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. You can also check out some other great recipes, including my famous chocolate chip cookies, here. I would also recommend my Mozza Cheeze Recipe. You can also follow my weekly creations on Pinterest, Facebook or instagram at @uprootedhealth!