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Last updated: May 9, 2024

Creamy vegan silken tofu sauce base recipe

5 from 3 votes
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Finding a suitable vegan cream sauce that you can buy is near impossible. I have found many substitutes to either be very bland, way too sweet to be cooked in savoury food, or just packed full of unnecessary ingredients.

This is why I love using silken tofu. It is a high-protein natural ingredient that when blended, can be used as a cream sauce. It’s absolute magic!

Servings: 4 portions



  • 1 packet Silken tofu about 300g
  • 4 tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • ½ Lemon juice of
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder or use 1 fresh garlic clove
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper ground


  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender, including the water from inside the packet of tofu
  • Blend until smooth. If you find the mix hasn't blended fully and is quite stiff, then add in some vegan milk until it is smooth and has the consistency of double cream
  • Taste and add seasoning if it needs more
  • Set aside and use in any dish that takes your fancy. You can also keep it in the fridge for about 3 days


This sauce makes enough for about 4 people, or 4 portions. So if you are making a creamy vegan pasta for one person, then you’ll need to 1/4 of this. The rest will last well in the fridge.

What can you cook with a creamy vegan silken tofu sauce base?

I recommend using this sauce with pasta. Simply cook up some onion, garlic, and vegan chicken, before adding this vegan white sauce. You can follow my quick and easy creamy vegan mushroom pasta recipe.

You can also use this in place of a bechamel in a vegan lasagna. Or you can add extra nutritional yeast with some spices to create a cheesy sauce to bake on top of nachos. The possibilities are endless!

I’d love to find out what you do with your creamy vegan silken tofu sauce base. Make sure to let me know in the comments box at the bottom. 


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4 responses to “Creamy vegan silken tofu sauce base recipe”

  1. bee howarth avatar
    bee howarth

    This is definitely my go to sauce-it’s so nice with pasta and vegan no-chicken pieces

    1. Lucy Johnson avatar

      I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the sauce Bee!

  2. Geo avatar

    5 stars
    Just had it on lasagne, absolutely delicious

    1. Lucy Johnson avatar

      Hey Geo, I’m glad you enjoyed it!! It is a staple in my household

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