Vegan Cheese Sauce Mix

When it comes down to making a last-minute meal, it really helps to have mixes on hand to speed things up. This sauce is no exception. I consolidated several vegan cheese sauce recipes to come up with the master mix, then stored all the dry ingredients in a jar and wrote the rest of the instructions on the outside. It couldn’t be easier! I am not a vegan and never have been, but I really enjoy cooking all kinds of foods.

The Cheese Sauce Mix

Mix all the dry ingredients together. As written, this is one batch, so feel free to double, triple, or multiply it by ten! The glass jar I use holds about 6 batches.

½ c. nutritional yeast

½ t. salt

¼ t. pepper

½ t. garlic powder

¼ t. paprika

¼ t. dry mustard

2 T. cornstarch

Store the dry mix in an airtight container.

vegan cheese sauce mix

When you’re ready to make a batch of vegan cheese sauce, measure 1/2 c. of dry ingredients and heat over medium heat with the following, whisking to make sure there are no lumps:

1 1/4 c. unsweetened, plain almond milk

1/2 T. lemon juice

1 T. tahini, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter

Vegan Mac and Cheese

For two servings, use 1 recipe of cheese sauce. Cook 2 1/2 oz. of macaroni per serving, then mix it together with the sauce and serve.

Use vegan cheese sauce mix in casseroles, with pasta, or with your other favorite recipes. Here are my other vegan recipes.

vegan mac and cheese

Vegan Cheese Sauce Mix

Make your own vegan cheese sauce mix. It makes vegan mac and cheese almost as easy as the boxed kind.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


The Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk plain, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter

The Mac and Cheese

  • 5 ounces macaroni


The Cheese Sauce

  • Combine the dry ingredients for the sauce. You can make multiple batches and store it for later.
    1/2 cup nutritional yeast, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard, 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Heat the dry mixture over medium and whisk in the wet ingredients, stirring until thickened.
    1 1/4 cups almond milk, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon tahini, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter

The Mac and Cheese

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions and mix with the prepared sauce.
    5 ounces macaroni
Keyword pasta, vegan
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