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Vegan aioli
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5 from 1 vote

The Best INSTANT POT Vegan Aioli / Cheese Sauce

This delicious cheese sauce can be used for your mac and cheese, as a dip or to sauce other recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sauce
Keyword: cheese dip, cheese sauce
Servings: 4 cups


  • Instant Pot
  • Vitamix or another type of blender (a hand immersion blender works too)


  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Carrots (peeled and rough chopped)
  • 2 cups Potatoes (peeled and rough chopped)
  • ½ cup Onions (peeled and rough chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp Miso Paste
  • 1 tsp Paprika (regular or smoked)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp Apple cider vinegar


  • Place all ingredients in your Instant Pot
  • Close Instant Pot lid
  • Select MANUAL (High Pressure) for 5 minutes
  • When the Instant Pot has come up to pressure and completed the 5 minutes of pressure cooking, you can do a manual release of the pressure
  • Carefully transfer all content from your Instant Pot to your Vitamix or blender. If you do not have a counter top blender, you can use a hand immersion blender for this step.
  • Blend content for 1.5 to 2 minutes or until the sauce is very creamy. If the mixture is too thick, you can add 1/4 cup of milk (plant or regular) to thin it out.
  • You can serve this cheesey sauce on your mac and cheese, use it as a dip for fries or veggies or even use it as a sauce for your chicken or steak. I bet this sauce would work really well in a submarine sandwich or in burritos.
  • Refrigerated sauce can be used cold as a dip