Smokey “Cheese” Sauce | Saucy Sunday

smokey cheese sauce

smokey cheese sauce

Smokey "Cheese" Sauce

Course: Sauce, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Brewing Happiness

A smokey "cheese" sauce made from... SWEET POTATOES! This vegan version tastes even better than the real thing and it's perfect for pretzels or nachos.


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup nutrional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Peel your potatoes and chop into cubes.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over hight heat. Once boiling reduce heat to medium-low, add in your potatoes, and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender.
  3. When potatoes are tender, drain the water and let cool for a few minutes before adding them to a high speed blender.
  4. Add all other ingredients to the blender and blend until very smooth. The speed of the blender should heat the sauce, but if not you can pop it in the microwave for 30-60 seconds before serving.
  5. Serve with : pretzels, nachos, french fries, mac 'n cheese or anything else you can think up!
  6. EAT UP.

faux cheese sauce

My dad really loves a good soft pretzel. Like, he REALLY loves them. So I set out to make a health-ier sauce to pair with them, since it’s Father’s Day and all. (Consider this my gift, Dad. I love you.) I’ve had really good cheese dips at restaurants, but none of them left me feeling any less than icky. I mean, they are friggin’ delicious in the moment, but they will always come back to bite you in the butt. So I took sweet potatoes and transformed them into something really delicious. This should always have always been their destiny. I mean where else do you get cheesy, sweet, smokey, and briney flavors all in a “health-ified” package?!? NOWHERE. That’s where. 

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So now that we have the sauce out of the way, let’s talk about some things you’ll love. In light of everything that happened in the world this week, I think it’s especially important to focus on the lovely, good things that are still happening. It’s important to continue to love, laugh, live, and grieve. So here is a weekly dose of happiness. I hope these things bring you some joy…

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