Low-Fat Cheesy Sauce [vegan + gf + no nuts + no oil]

cheesesauceI think I’ve finally done it and I’m really excited.

I have made a LOT of cheesy sauces over the years.  I mean, it’s crazy how many; recipes I’ve found and tweaked, recipes I’ve created, etc.  After all, mac-n-cheese was my favorite food before I went vegan 10+ years ago.  While I don’t crave the real thing, I still really love comforting foods like noodles with a creamy, cheese-like sauce.  Anyway, all the recipes I tried were similar to each other, all yummy, but all left me feeling like I wasn’t there yet;  that my quest for the perfect sauce wasn’t complete.  Getting the perfect combination of texture, mouth-feel, flavor and nutrient profile was beginning to seem impossible.

Sure, there are rich and amazingly delicious sauces out there but many of them call for a ton of nuts or a bunch of oil.  Any vegan food can taste delectable when adding a bunch of fat – there’s no creativity or skill in that.  The real challenge and test lies in making something that’s healthy, rich and delicious without exceeding your daily fat quota in one meal.

Yep.  I think I’ve finally done it.

Low-Fat Cheesy Sauce
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This thick, creamy, cheesy sauce is easy to make, low in fat, and delicious on just about any savory dish. It's free of dairy, nuts, oil, gluten and any thickeners, stabilizers or flours.
Cook Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Low-Fat Cheesy Sauce
Votes: 9
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This thick, creamy, cheesy sauce is easy to make, low in fat, and delicious on just about any savory dish. It's free of dairy, nuts, oil, gluten and any thickeners, stabilizers or flours.
Cook Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Peel and cube sweet potato and cover with water; boil and cook until tender; drain and add potatoes to blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth; add more non-dairy milk to thin. It will thicken some as it cools.
Recipe Notes

For variety, add salsa or taco seasoning for nacho cheesy sauce; or liquid smoke for a smokey cheesy sauce.

Delicious on baked potatoes, greens, noodles, tortilla chips....endless possibilities!

I haven't tried it myself with this particular recipe but if you can't have soy, try subbing 1/2 cup white beans for the tofu.  I'm sure it would be great.

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