Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan cheese on pasta is something I loved pre-vegan, so when I discovered how easy it is to put together vegan Parmesan cheese, I decided I needed to share the recipe. Whether you use cashews or sunflower seeds, this recipe is gluten free.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yields 1 Cup


  • 1/2 cup cashews or unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Blend all of the ingredients together until it’s the consistency of Parmesan cheese and place in an airtight container, such as a canning jar (or a reclaimed jar for zero waste).
  • While great on pasta, this can also be used as an amazing cheesy topping on popcorn or rice cakes.
  • Rehashing of recipe for Vegan Parmesan Cheese over at