Dude this idea for nut free cheese dip was genius! I was wanting more creamy nut free vegan cheese options in my life. I love almond cream cheese but it’s so pricey and you get so little. Plus i think my body has a limit to the amount of nuts and seeds I can enjoy in short amount of time.
These cheese dips are great for parties, potlucks, snacks and pasta dishes. You can use these for mac and cheese, cheese and broccoli, nachos and poured over a baked potato!
- Nut Free
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Low Fat & Fat Free
- Whole Food
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4 Vegan Sliced Cheese Recipes
Melts, Sliced, Shredded, Stretchy
Vegan White Cheese Sauce
Dude this one completely blew me away! By far my favorite new vegan cheese sauce recipe. I thought nothing could be better than the potato/carrot based cheese but nope this one is even better.
#1 this one just requires opening a can of beans instead chopping & boiling veggies. Any recipe the has less dishes to dirty will win my heart every damn time!
#2 (just my opinion here) I think this recipe tastes better. I love the potato/carrot recipe but I need to add canned chipotle or hot sauce to take it to the max. This white cheese sauce was great without the extra add in of hot sauce. And I couldn’t even taste the beans.
#3 I love that this recipe makes a reasonable portion. Yes you can double or triple the recipe but I love that you don’t have to over due it just to make a batch. The fat free cheese dip below makes a massive vat. More about that below.
****It was pointed out that I used almond milk (a nut!) in the video. Almond milk isn’t required. Just liquid to blend it, water or nut free milk will do!
1 cup white beans (I used canned cannellini beans), 1/2 cup plain vegan milk (or less), 5 large TB nutritional yeast, 1/8th ts garlic, 1 lime juice, 2 TB melted vegan butter or oil, 1/2 ts salt (maybe less or no salt if you’re adding salted vegan butter), tiny pinch of xanthan gum (optional)
- Blend everything together. Start with less salt and add more to taste. You can use less almond milk to make cheese thicker. ENJOY
Inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie
Vegan Chili Cheese Dip
Feel free to use any of the cheese bases in this post and just add vegan chili to them. This potato/carrot recipe has been a game changer for so many people. I’m so glad I found it on pinterest and have made many mac and cheese blog posts with it.
I usually don’t add nutritional yeast but you absolutely can! Since the focus of this post is cheese sauce I didn’t take the time to make homemade vegan chili but I have multiple epic vegan chili recipes.
5oz chopped potatoes, 5oz chopped carrots, 1 lime juice, 1/4-1/2 cup water, dash of garlic & onion powder, 2-3 TB vegan butter or oil + canned or homemade vegan chili
- Boil veggies til soft (about 20 minutes) then drain veggies away. Reserve some water for blending.
- Blend everything til smooth (except chili). Start with less water and salt. Add salt to taste and add water slowly to get desired thickness.
- Heat chili and mix into cheese sauce. ENJOY
Smokey Oat Cheese Sauce (Fat Free)
I tried the potato recipe above fat free to save on the calories. As someone who regularly eats fat I wasn’t the biggest fan of it fat free. Only once I started making it with oil did I find it so much better. But this recipe which contains zero added oils or fat is really good!
The roasted peppers in this recipe gave me major flash backs to the greatest homemade gluten free crackers on the planet. Dude check out the cracker recipes. I’m sure they’d be epic with all these cheese dips 🙂
Side note: in the video I used less water. As you know i can’t follow a recipe to save my life so I tried to make a smaller batch. Long story short that was the wrong thing to do. I added more water & salt than what’s shown in the video and blended the batch again. Lesson learned!
2 cups oatmeal (200g), 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, 4 TB corn starch, 2 ts onion powder, 2 ts salt, 1 jar roasted red pepper in water (12oz), 1 lime juice, 1/4 ts liquid smoke, 4 cups water
- Blend everything together super well. Blend longer than you think! Include the water from the roasted red pepper jar.
- Boil on stove so that the corn starch thickens and turns your batter into cheese! ENJOY
Inspired by Jill Mckeever