Overview

This raw cheese sauce recipe is one of the most frequently made savory recipes in my raw kitchen. Fresh out of the Vitamix when it's a bit warm, it's nice and runny - and perfect for serving over broccoli.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    6 servings
  • Shelf Life

    4 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  • 2. Blend. This recipe can be a bit of a @#$#$% when blending, so if you're having trouble getting the mixture to mix properly, turn your high-speed blender off and insert a spatula down one side to let a pocket of air down near the blades. Then remove the spatula, put the lid back on and continue blending--going from slow all the way up to fast again. You can also add a bit more water (mentioned above) but I try not to add any more water than three additional tablespoons because I like to keep the texture more on the thick side.
  • 3. Serve. I usually use right away, as a dip, on top of broccoli, on top of a raw veggie burger patty.
  • 4. Refrigerate leftovers. Leftover raw cheese sauce will keep for up to four days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This raw cheese sauce recipe is one of the most frequently made savory recipes in my raw kitchen.

Fresh out of the VItamix when it's a bit warm, it's nice and runny - and perfect for serving over broccoli. (When serving over brocolli drop the raw cheese sauce from a spoon.)

When refrigerated, this raw cheese sauce becomes a bit firmer - more like raw cheez whiz! Perfect for spreading on raw bread, on top of a raw veggie or much more.

Want to know more about raw cheese sauce? Listen to The Raw Food Podcast, Episode 10, where I dish everything I know about raw cheese!

Another handy tip - got leftover raw cheese sauce and aren't sure what to do with it? Dehydrate it until it becomes nice and crispy. Crumble it up and you now have raw parmesan cheese that can be stored in a glass jar in your pantry! Lovely as a soup or salad topper.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Vitamin K.

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Hi Rachel, so glad you enjoyed. And you paired it with the perfect veg. I am not normally a broc fan, but the two go so well together.

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I have concerns about Nutritional Yeast in there. Many dietitians don't recommend it and it also gives me insane gas and digestive issues. Seems like a bad idea, what do you think?

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Hi Ben, interesting. I would agree that if you are sensitive to it then you should definitely stay away from it. However, I do enjoy it myself and have never had a problem with it. What exactly is the dietician's objection to it?

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One of the best ways to eat broccoli!! So good! I love these cheese recipe.

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I hear you, Amanda. Nothing better than broccoli and cheese! :)

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I would also be interested in a cheese recipe without the nutritional yeast. I love the taste of it and do not have a sensitive stomach to anything else. Nutritional yeast is the only food that I have extreme sensitivity to. If you do not have this problem, this sounds like a very yummy recipe. Thanks for all of the amazing recipes! I am newly raw and your recipes are what make me feel like I can be successful at maintaining this raw food lifestyle for the long term. Love your podcasts too :)

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Aww, thank you, Deanna! :)

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I absolutely could not believe how good this is! Next to the jar of alfredo sauce in the fridge is the raw cheese sauce. These will be staples going forward.

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Pat, you've been busy!!

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Okay, I made this again for the second night in a row except this time I added a little garlic powder and pepper and made it as a mac and cheese! It was delicious!!

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Nice way to liven it up, April! Yum! :)

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I just made this raw cheese sauce tonight and it was AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much!

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You are very welcome, April! I'm glad the cheese sauce hit the spot!

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Hi, can I use something else instead of the yeast???

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Hi Galina, Not really, there is no good substitution for the nutritional yeast in this recipe.

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Hi just wondering how long I could store this sauce in the fridge for? Thanks :-)

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Hi Sarah,

4 days in fridge is good. It will solidify a bit, kinda like cream cheese

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Wow, the taste was amazing,and then using the same sauce for Mac & Cheese, HEAVEN!!!! Thanks heaps, really enjoying eating all the bad food the healthy way, love it...

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