Low Carb Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe - Nightshade Free, Paleo, Allergy Friendly

Recently my friend Elaine reached out to me asking for my vegan cheese sauce recipe, but then wanted to know if I had a way to do it without nightshades since her husband doesn't eat them. I thought for a bit and then gave her a suggestion, but then thought about tweaking my recipe even more. There are recipes for vegan cheese sauce that are high in carbohydrates. There are recipes for vegan cheese sauces that are nut-based. There are recipes for vegan cheese sauces that are soy based. But was it possible to make a vegan cheese sauce that is both nightshade free, low carbohydrate, and without any of the common allergens (so no soy or nuts or sesame etc...)? 

I think I got it. This recipe for vegan low carb nightshade free allergy friendly cheese sauce tastes great. Is easy to make. Cheap too. It's good for pretty so many different diets including the keto diet, and Paleo.

I'll admit I still like my original one better, because I'm a sucker for sweet, but this is definitely a good recipe and my kids agree. Feel free to put it on anything that you think tastes better with cheese, whether veggies, sandwiches, tacos, etc...

Low Carb Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe - Nightshade Free, Paleo, Allergy Friendly

1 kohlrabi- 2 cups chopped
Water as needed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 pinch xanthan gum (optional)

1. Peel and chop your kohlrabi. You want two cups chopped, which for me was one decently sized kohlrabi.

2. Put the kohlrabi in a pot with enough water to cover it and bring to a simmer. Cook until the kohlrabi is soft. Strain.

3. Put all the ingredients (other than the water) together in a blender. Blend until smooth.

4. Adjust other ingredients to taste.

5. If you'd like the sauce a little thicker, feel free to add a little bit of xanthan gum to thicken it, making sure to blend it well so it doesn't clump up.

6. Serve however you best enjoy your cheese flavoring!


Are you a fan of cheesy flavors? Do you ever make fake cheese sauce? Do you need to be low carb or off nightshades? Does this look like a recipe you'd try? What would you eat it on?

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