Has someone told you to get used to life without cheese? Anyone who says we should get used to living without cheese can live without cheese deserves to live without it, and then see how they feel! (Taking a deep breath and moving forward with a positive vibe.)
They make recipes, but we Break Recipes! And today we’re Breaking a Recipe for Cheese Sauce! Why Make a Recipe, When You Can Break A Recipe?
Having Vegan or Dairy Free Cheese makes us feel normal! It’s the delicious goodness that goes with vegetables, makes bread into fancy fondue, and makes tortilla chips nachos! Cheese makes almost everything better! Allergen Friendly, Dairy-Free, Vegan Cheese Sauce is what we’re making today!!
Lately I’ve been trying to focus on recipes that save time and save money, this easy cheesy sauce is one of those because it’s less than $3.00 per batch! Normally, I spend $6.00 for one bag of Vegan / Dairy Free Cheese at the local grocery store, and that’s before the other ingredients to turn the cheese into sauce.
Have you noticed that the Dairy Free Cheese you buy takes forever to melt? You either wait forever, or use “face of the sun” temperatures and risk scorching the other ingredients. Because you’re not waiting for your Vegan Cheese to melt, this recipe is faster than making a cheese sauce from pre-made Vegan or Dairy Free Cheese!
Let’s Recap…We Save Time AND Money With This Sauce!
It also tastes better because you’re only getting the ingredients which contribute to the flavor and stretchiness of the sauce; not the preservatives! No fillers = more nutrients per serving!
How Do We Make Cheese Sauce Without Cheese?
You’re probably thinking you have to go to a specialty store and get ingredients which are only available once a year, but that’s not it at all! The ingredients are readily available either at your local grocery store, or online.
Are you ready to Break a Recipe? Let’s Go Shopping!
This recipe includes no special equipment! Check the list just to be sure; you probably have most tools in your kitchen already.
- Sauce Pan (1 quart, or 2 quart)
- Stainless Steel Whisk
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Mason Jar (Wide Mouth, 1 pint)
- Leakproof Lid (wide mouth)
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Enough With the Words, Let’s Break A Recipe!
Step 1. Mix The Easy Cheese Mix
Easy Cheese Mix (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Allergen Friendly)
- 1 Mason Jar, Pint Size I prefer wide mouthed.
- 1 Leak Proof Mason Jar Lid These are magical!
- Measuring cups
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 Cup Nutritional Yeast
- ⅓ Cup Tapioca Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons Paprika
- 1 ½ teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons Salt
- Add ingredients to mason jar.
- Place lid on mason jar and twist to fasten.
- Shake mason jar until ingredients are mixed.
Step 2. Make The Easy Cheese Sauce
Easy Cheese Sauce (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Allergen Friendly)
- 1 1 quart Stainless Steel Sauce Pan
- 1 Stainless Steel Whisk
- 1 ½ Tablespoon Dairy Free Butter
- ¼ Cup Easy Cheese Mix
- ¾ Cup Dairy Free Milk
- Melt Dairy Free Butter in a sauce pan over low heat.
- Sprinkle Easy Cheese Mix over melted butter, and whisk until crumbly.
- Whisk in 1/2 cup of Dairy Free milk. Allow sauce to thicken.
- When sauce has thickened, gradually add Dairy Free Milk, whisking as sauce thickens.
- Simmer sauce on low heat for 5 minutes.
Let’s See It Happen!
What else can you do with the Easy Cheese Mix? Add it to mayonnaise with a little coconut milk and some more garlic powder…Boom, Cheesy Garlic Dressing! Mix it into your pasta or potato salad. Add it to dairy free butter for a cheesy buttery spread! Make an easy appetizer by using the sauce for fondue! Use it for a quick mac’n cheese! Add some chili powder, for a nacho cheese sauce! The possibilities are endless when you Break the Recipe!
In less than 15 minutes, we made enough Easy Cheese Mix for 4 batches, and one Batch of Easy Cheese Sauce! As long as you don’t eat all the sauce while it’s cooking you’ll have enough sauce for more than one meal… make two batches if you’re concerned.
The Easy Cheese mix is pretty shelf stable, so you can make it ahead of time, and keep it in the spice cabinet. Another time saving trick!
With this Easy Cheese Sauce, your children will eat more veggies, your guests will rave, and you will save time. So Break The Recipe and serve up some Easy Cheese Sauce!