Creamy Mild Cheese Sauce

Melted cheese sauce
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
132 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 1/2 cups (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 4g
Calcium 98mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe stands in wonderfully for cheese in pasta, vegetable and potato dishes, and, with its mild and creamy flavor, it is an ideal sauce for meals for children.


  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable broth powder
  • 1 cup dairy-free soy milk (use one that has a thickening agent added, like Silk)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (also called sesame paste)
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine nutritional yeast, flour, and vegetable broth powder in a small saucepan, mixing together until combined.

  2. Add soy milk, water, and tahini, and turn on the heat to medium-low, mixing until all the powder is dissolved and the sauce is smooth. Heat until just thickened and warm, about 2 to 3 minutes. (If there is still a taste of flour in the sauce, cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes over very low heat, adding 1 tablespoon of water if necessary)

  3. Turn off heat and add salt to taste.