“Cheesy” Cashew Sauce

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This one is not for the nutritional yeast haters out there, but if you love nutritional yeast like I do, this is a great way to drench your food in yummy sauce. There isn’t even a fat serving in here, just protein.

One serving of this is a generous amount of sauce. If you are on maintenance, don’t make the same mistake I made of doubling it for two breakfast proteins. I ended up with cheesy sauce breakfast soup, it was way too much. One serving of this is perfect for veggies or potatoes.

I found that 4 oz of milk was too much and made the sauce too watery, so this recipe only makes up 3/4 of a protein serving. I love this fact, because then I can use my other 2 oz of milk in my coffee. 🙂

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 3/4 Protein Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 oz cashews (soaked overnight and drained) (1/2 protein)
  • 2 oz plant-based milk (1/4 protein)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 small squeeze dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp each onion powder and garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1-2 drops of liquid smoke or smoked paprika (optional)

Directions

  1. Soak the cashews overnight in water in a lidded container. (Room temperature or refrigerated is fine, it doesn’t matter)
  2. In the morning, rinse and drain the cashews.
  3. Add all ingredients to a small blender cup and blend until smooth, adding water if needed to reach desired consistency.


Ideas for Use:

  • Drizzle over potatoes and sautéed veggies for breakfast
  • Drizzle over roasted or steamed veggies for lunch or dinner
  • Drizzle over quinoa for some cheesy quinoa
  • Split the protein and put half of it on 3 oz of cooked legume pasta for some “mac and cheese”

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9 Comments

  1. Katie, this looks amazing! How did you cook those veggies? Are they roasted? Sauteed? They are beautiful!

     
  2. Deborah Genovesi

    Just wanted to thank you for this yummy recipe. I enjoy many of your recipes but this one was especially yummy!!

    Much appreciated, Deborah

    On Sep 6, 2017 9:16 PM, “Katie’s Bright Kitchen” wrote:

    > Katie Gates posted: ” This one is not for the nutritional yeast haters out > there, but if you love nutritional yeast like I do, this is a great way to > drench your food in yummy sauce. There isn’t even a fat serving in here, > just protein. One serving of this is a generous amo” >

     
  3. Vickie Emanuel

    What brand of nutritional yeast do you use?

     
  4. Do you weigh it out as your protein or fat?

     
  5. Do you weigh this out each time you eat it?

     

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