Vegan Parmesan Cheese

by Monique

With 5 minutes and 5 simple whole food ingredients you could be sprinkling this Vegan Parmesan Cheese on everything. It is easy to make and will take any dish up a notch or two!

Vegan Parmesan Cheese in a ramekin with spoon.

Vegan Parmesan Cheese made in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients? You can most definitely count me in! This vegan cheese is  savory, cheesy and satisfying. All the things a cheese should be! 

Growing up I was always a fan of grated parmesan cheese. On Spaghetti night my 5 brothers and sisters and I would fight over it. We would seriously mound it on like there was no tomorrow, just sprinkling away without a care in the world. 

I mean let’s be honest vegan or not most people like cheese. I think it was the hardest thing for me to give up. Store bought vegan cheese is in general pretty expensive. 

For the most part I like to go with homemade especially when it is this easy and tasty. Once you make it you’ll always want to have it on hand for all those Italian favorites! 

Vegan Parmesan Cheese in a mason jar with a spoon in the cheese.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Cashews – I go with a raw unsalted variety so I can control the salt in the recipe. 
  • Nutritional Yeast – This is easy to find at most stores now days and adds a cheesy flavor. 
  • Salt – I like to use a sea salt.
  • Garlic Powder & Onion Powder – These spices add a great flavor to your vegan cheese. Don’t skip out on them
Vegan Parmesan Cheese in a mason jar with some sprinkled in the background and a ramikin filled with more cheese.

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese in a ramekin with spoon.

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

With 5 minutes and 5 simple whole food ingredients you could be sprinkling this Vegan Parmesan Cheese on everything. It is easy to make and will take any dish up a notch or two!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian-Inspired
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder

Instructions
 

  • Add cashews, salt, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and onion powder into food processor.
  • Process until fine "parmesan cheese" like texture.
  • Sprinkle on pasta, salad, pizza, garlic bread or whatever your heart desires.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure not to over-process your "cheese" it can easily start to turn into a clumpy paste like texture if you do.
  • Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to a month. It can also freeze for up to three months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 37mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
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