The Best Vegan Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Sauce (Healthy & Oil Free)

Get ready for vegan gold-- you're going to want to put this Vegan Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Sauce on everything. It is decadent, creamy, cheesy, and packed with the perfect amount of spice!

You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups peeled and chopped Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Black pepper to taste, if desired


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, and place the potatoes, carrots, and cashews in once boiling. Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and transfer to a high-speed blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into the blender and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Serve with your favorite crackers and veggies as a dip or use it as a cheese sauce over baked potatoes, french fries, steamed broccoli, etc.!


  • If you have leftovers, store them in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.