Recipe: Guilt Free Cheezy Sauce

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Ahhhhhhhhhhh.................. Cheesy sauce! I love sauces. I love cheesy sauces. I love totally guilt free sauces. My friends, here it is. A super creamy totally guilt free cheesy sauce. It's beyond simple. It's soy free, gluten free, corn free, etc.. Oh and of course it's VEGAN! It's a perfect blank slate to build upon.

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Want to make a nacho sauce? Add jalapenos. Or add a smokey chipotle pepper. How about adding some garlic and lemon juice for a tangy pasta sauce? I feel like I could go on and on but I want to let YOU experiment with it and tell me what you did!

By the way, I ate this sauce over a LOT of steamed broccoli. Just FYI, I'm pretty sure you can eat too much broccoli. I did. Luckily my family REALLY loves me so they didn't get a hotel for the night to escape from my broccoli-ness.

Guilt Free Cheezy Sauce

1 15oz can white beans, drained and rinsed (about 1.5 cups)

1/4 cup water (broth or milk alternatives can be used here as well!) 

1 Tablespoon white or yellow miso 

1/4 cup nutritional yeast (if you're not a big fan of nooch try just 1 Tablespoon to start with)

  • Blend like crazy until super smooth. Add liquid to thin out as much as you like. You may want to add salt depending on your tastes. 
  • Heat in the microwave or stovetop. 
  • Store in the fridge for 3-4 days. 
  • Enjoy as a dip, over veggies, in soup as a thickener, over grain and bean bowls, over pasta or whatever else you can dream of. 

Consider adding the following (not necessarily at the same time) for new sauces: green chiles, jalapenos, chiptole peppers, garlic, green onion, cumin, italian seasoning, mustard, beer or wine as the liquid, smoked paprika, etc. I want to hear what you tried! 

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