Oat Cheese Sauce

Oat Cheese Sauce

I'm calling this "Oat" Cheese Sauce because rather than the base being cashews (like our Cashew Queso recipe), this recipe calls for oats! I originally saw this recipe on "Simple Daily Recipes" by the hilarious Jill Ann McKeever. I have made some modifications to give it a more Mexican flavor. ENJOY!
[nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan]
NOTE: You can add in cumin, onion powder, and cayenne to make a Mexican-flavored for chip dipping and other Mexican recipes. See additional spices to add, below.
Course: Dips, Sauces
Cuisine: American, Kid-Friendly, Mexican
Keyword: Oat Cheese Sauce
Author: Mrs. Plant


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned organic rolled oats [gluten-free variety if you want this sauce to be GF]
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 t fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of roasted red bell pepper about 1/2 of a medium-sized roasted pepper
  • 1 T non-GMO corn starch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1- 1 1/2 t salt start with 1 t and add more if needed
  • For Mexican style add:
  • 1 t cumin powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • dash or more of cayenne pepper
  • dash or more of black pepper


  • Throw everything in your blender and blend for a few minutes until very smooth. Pour into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened, whisking the entire time after about one minute. BE PATIENT! It will thicken to a beautiful, smooth, cheesy sauce.


  1. OH MY YUM!!! Game changer!!! Thank you so much for this. It is ridiculously yummy. I sauteed some bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and minced garlic then stirred in pasta, cheese sauce and topped with avocado and Chalula.

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