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White Enchilada Sauce

This White Enchilada Sauce is so delicious, versatile and perfect for enchiladas, with tortilla chips, rice bowls or over soups. No one would ever know it is vegan and so easy to make. 

Ingredients for this White Enchilada Sauce.

As you guys know, I’m all about sauces that make any meal go to the next level.

Among my favorites are my Lemon Pasta Sauce or the Satay Sauce in under 5 minutes. Super delicious. If you haven’t tried them yet, get over there now and do it.

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Making the creamy sauce starts with vegan butter.

What you need for this White Enchilada Sauce recipe

  • almond milk
  • cornstarch
  • vegan butter

Whisking spices and almond milk together with cornstarch makes this Enchilada Sauce.

  • garlic powder
  • nutritional yeast
  • jalapenos + brine

Ready White Enchilada Sauce with a wire whisk in the pot.

How to make White Enchilada Sauce

In a pot or casserole, melt vegan butter. Add garlic and fry it for around 2 minutes.

Add cornstarch, plant milk, jalapeno brine, nutritional yeast and stir until the sauce thickens. Finally mix in sliced jalapenos.

Serve over enchiladas or use as dipping sauce. Great for dinner, lunch or as a midnight snack.

Taking a spoonful of of sauce.

Tips for variations and meal prep

If you’re sensitive to heat, use less jalapenos or ditch them completely. Skip the brine or adjust to your preferences.

Can I made it in advance? Yes, definitely. If you make this in advance you can eat within 3 days, if stored in the fridge.

This White Enchilada Sauce is full of fantastic flavors, creamy, versatile and satiisfying. No one would ever tell it is vegan. Eat it up with your enchiladas or tortilla chips so yummy. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #whiteenchiladasauce #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #mealprep #comfortfood

If you give this White Enchilada Sauce a try, snap a picture tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

Love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Ready White Enchilada Sauce with a wire whisk in the pot.

White Enchilada Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

This White Enchilada Sauce is so delicious, versatile and perfect for enchiladas, with tortilla chips, rice bowls or over soups. No one would ever know it is vegan and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbs vegan Butter
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup jalapenos + 1 Tbs brine
  • 3 Tbs cornstarch
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a pot or casserole, melt vegan butter. Add garlic and fry it for around 2 minutes.
  2. Add cornstarch, plant milk, jalapeno brine, nutritional yeast and stir until the sauce thickens. Finally mix in sliced jalapenos.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 Tbs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 3.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 49.1mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2.6gProtein: 0.5g
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Holly Leach

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

I added a couple of jal slices and blended them INTO the sauce , with an immersion blender. Then I used the rest as the recipe required. It was good that night, but the next day?!? AMAZING. THANKS.

Florian

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Thanks for your amazing feedback and making it, Holly! Would you mind leaving a star rating with your feedback? This is super helpful for other readers. Thank you so much.

Heidi Pafford

Monday 27th of July 2020

Thank you so much for this recipe! My husband was complaining of heartburn when I made the red enchilada sauce so this is a real game changer. I can't wait to try this!! I have been looking for this recipe for a long time!! Heidi P.

Debbie Eberhart

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Absolutely the BEST sauce ever !! I just made it and used it over an enchilada ! Love !!!

Florian

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Thanks a bunch for your amazing feedback and making it, Debbie! So happy to hear it was such a big hit. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try.

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