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How to Make Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese in Under 5 Minutes

This quick and easy "cheese" is a delicious alternative to the dairy variety and is budget-friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Gale Compton


  • 1 cup cashews raw (any raw nut or seed will work, or a combination of two)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse just until combined and a parmesan cheese-like consistency. Be careful not to over-process as it will start to clump.
  • Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3