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Vegan Sauce Recipes: Life-Changing Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce


Vegan Sauce Recipes: Life-Changing Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce
Have you ever made something and then immediately had the impulse to make it again? After just tasting this vegan Butternut Squash Cheese sauce, I promptly reset my kitchen to whip up another batch. Initially, I had set out to make a simple broccoli and cheese recipe – I imagined it as a great side dish for the holiday season or a complete meal served over quinoa. As soon as I tried my new creation, I knew that the Butternut Squash cheese sauce was the real star. Not just a topping for broccoli, this sauce will work perfectly for vegan mac n’ cheese, stuffed in a potato, as a base layer for nachos, in a casserole, you name it! (I was even tempted to turn it into a vegan beer cheese soup.)

This sauce is thick, rich, and creamy with all the flavor of a dairy cheese sauce. BONUS – It is 100% gluten free, nut free, and soy free. EVEN BIGGER BONUS – It takes only 10 minutes to make! You officially have no excuse to deprive yourself of this deliciousness.

Vegan Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce


Prep Time: 02 minutes
Cook time: 08 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: about 1.5 cups of sauce
  • 2 cups frozen cubed butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


1. In a small pot, boil about 2 cups of water.
2. Add frozen cubed butternut squash and add to the water. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until cubes are tender.
3. Drain butternut squash and save about 1/4 cup of the water used for boiling.
4. Combine squash, tahini, water, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and paprika in a high-speed blender.
5. Enjoy!

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Christina Ramirez

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Christina credits adopting the vegan lifestyle as the single most profound shift in her life. She went on Weight Watchers for the first time in 7th grade; she struggled with eating habits and weight issues until college, when she finally decided to take her health seriously. Veganism has helped Christina maintain a healthy body weight and achieve peace with her body. She believes veganism is what led her to become the energetic, go-getter, healthy, holistic person. Follow Christina on Pinterest @vegannugget and Instagram @christinaramireznyc.
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