It’s so easy to put the words “cheese” and “addicting” together isn’t it?!! I am using the word “cheese” very loosely here because there is no dairy to be found in this delicious recipe, but I can say that this sauce is quite addicting! The sweet potato and carrots give just the right texture, sweetness, and color for this sauce. And the spices, along with my favorite “cheesy” nutritional yeast make this a winning combination! I served this over pasta for a yummy “mac-n-cheese” experience and it was a hit…in fact, this was such a hit that my husband requests this sauce every week now! Go figure. This man is a cheese addict. I think you may like this sauce recipe over pasta, over veggies, as a dip…get creative and get addicted!
1 large sweet potato (not yams), peeled & cubed
2 large carrots, chopped
3 tbsp grape seed oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp coconut aminos or Bragg’s liquid aminos
3⁄4 tsp garlic powder
1⁄2 tsp onion powder
1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1⁄4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
red pepper flakes to sprinkle on top (optional)
Put the sweet potatoes and carrots in a steamer. Steam until tender – about 10 to 20 minutes. Place in a high-powered blender and add the remaining ingredients. Secure the lid and blend on “sauce” cycle or medium speed for about 30 seconds.