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Alisa’s Easy Dairy-Free ‘Cheesy’ Sauce

Cheese sauce in pan [1]

By Alisa Fleming

Those of us living dairy-free have many more options with the advent of tasty store-bought alternative cheese shreds. Just employ a light hand on pizza, since dairy-free cheese can overwhelm if used in excess. Melting ability may also vary. Check your pizza at least 5 minutes before it is fully cooked, and if the cheese alternative hasn’t budged, turn up to broil for 2-5 minutes and keep a watchful eye.

For a flavorful, make-at-home alternative cheese sauce, we enjoy the following recipe.

Free of: Gluten and all top allergens.



  1. Place all ingredients, except pepper, in a blender and purée until smooth. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes as it bubbles, whisking continuously.
  2. Remove from heat immediately and season to taste with pepper. The sauce will be relatively thick. If you prefer a drizzle, thin with additional milk alternative.

Alisa Fleming is a contributing editor to Allergic Living magazine and the author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein Free Living, and founder of  Godairyfree.org [2]

Related Recipes:
Allergy-Friendly ‘Cheesy’ Pepperoni Pizza with Roasted Tomato Sauce [3]