Non-Dairy "Cream" Sauce (Vegan)

Beans and cashews are better than cream and Parmesan!

Okay, I’m totally lying, nothing beats the real deal, but when you and dairy aren’t getting along, you got to find a side piece. Ya know! Not the real deal, but it will make do 😂.

I eat mostly plant based, with very minimal dairy, so this sauce has come in handy when I need something creamy. You can add chiles and use it as an enchilada sauce, add some red hot peppers and fresh basil and it makes a great base for pizza. The optional are endless. Tell me what you made with it.

Using the "cream" sauce for lasagna

Non-Dairy "Cream" Sauce (Vegan)

When you are needing a non dairy cream sauce, this is a great place to start. The sauce comes together quickly and is great on it's own, or you can add additional ingredients to change it up. Think a can of hatch chiles and grab the bag of chips.


1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1 serrano pepper, vein, and seeds removed
1 cup raw cashews
1 bouillon cube
2 cups filtered water
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon salt


Add the drained butter beans, onion, garlic ,serrano pepper, raw cashews, bouillon cube, and filtered water to a medium-sized pot. Bring water to a boil, and lower it to a simmer. Place lid on the pot and let cook for 20 minutes.  

From the pot, remove the onion and jalapeños, discard.  Place all remaining ingredients into a blender with the nutritional yeast, ground mustard, and salt. Blend until completely smooth. You may need to add additional water, 1/4 cup at a time, until smooth "creamy” consistency has been achieved.

You can use this sauce for various dishes or pour it over veggies or pasta for a quick and delicious healthy meal.


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July 17, 2022
I really like it but no words on vitamin what kind and how much Thank you very much for share your experience I will try and hope my crazy rescue baby will love it 💕💕💕
Yas Longoria
July 17, 2022
I love this