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High-Protein Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe (no nuts)

This vegan cheese sauce is made with a secret ingredients - white beans! You can't taste it at all, I promise! This sauce comes together in 15 minutes and it is oil-free and nut-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Diet Vegan
Keyword sauce, vegan cheese alternative, white beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 120kcal


  • 1 bell pepper red or orange
  • 1 ⅓ cup cooked white beans ~250g
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper


  • Start by washing the bell pepper and cut it into pieces. They don't need to be too small because we will blend them anyways.
  • Add bell pepper to a metal pan or high-quality non-stick pan on medium-high heat and cook for 5-10 minutes until lightly charred. Add a little bit of water if it burns too much.
  • Add to a food processor or high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Add water little by little if the sauce is too thick until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge for 4-5 days.


If you want to make a spicy vegan cheese sauce, you can add chili or jalapeno to this recipe. Simply add them to the bell peppers to the pan and fry as well.