Vegan Parmesan Cheese

A super quick and easy vegan parmesan cheese! You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make it.


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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

This recipe for vegan parmesan cheese is so flavorful and cheesy! It makes a great topping for pastas, salads, pizzas, roasted veggies… Basically, sprinkle it over any of your favorite dishes for an added cheesy flavor.

It’s incredibly easy to make. All you need are a food processor and 3 basic pantry ingredients to make this delicious cheesy topping. It will take less than 5 minutes to make! Plus, homemade vegan parmesan is a lot cheaper and healthier, made with simple whole foods and no preservatives or additives.

Give this recipe a try! I think you will love it just as much as I do. Vegan parm is definitely a staple in my fridge. I usually make a big batch and store it in the fridge or freezer. It keeps well, for up to 3 weeks in the fridge or two months in the freezer.


The 3 ingredients you will need are:

  • Raw cashews
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Italian seasoning

Ingredient Notes

Nuts: cashews are my favorite, but you can use different types of nuts. Just make sure to use raw and unsalted nuts. Other type of nuts you could use are walnuts, almonds, and macadamias.

My favorite nutritional yeast for this recipe is Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Yeast.

If you don’t have Italian seasoning, you can make your own by mixing the following dry herbs and spices.

Combine equal amounts of:

  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Garlic powder

How to make it

It’s very simple. Just add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse.

Make sure not to over-blend, or you will get a paste instead. Just pulse until you get a fine meal.

Looking for ways to use Vegan Parmesan Cheese?

Here are some ideas:

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

A quick and easy vegan parmesan cheese!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cheese, Topping
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8 tbsp


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Add all the ingredients in a food processor or a high-power blender and pulse until well blended.
  • Use it to top your favorite pasta dishes, vegan pizza, salads or breads. Enjoy!



Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • 生カシューナッツ 1/2カップ
  • ニュートリショナルイースト 大さじ2.5
  • イタリアンソルト 小さじ1.5


  • 材料を全てフードプロセッサーに入れて攪拌する。
  • パスタや、サラダ、パン、ピザのトッピングにオススメです!

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I created Veganese Tokyo to share with you all of my vegan recipes. If you are a newbie at vegan cooking, or simply looking for some inspiration, please feel free to explore. My recipes are all very simple and easy to make!

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