Vegan Parmesan Cheese

by Steph Sunshine at

Yield2.7 oz. (76 g.) vegan parmesan

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Timen/a

Total Time5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Add almonds, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt to a blender.
  2. Pulse the blender until your almonds have been reduced to tiny pieces. You don't want pieces that are too large, but you also don't want to blend your almonds into almond flour.
  3. Use your vegan parmesan as a topping on pizza, pasta, garlic bread, or anything else you would top with grated parmesan!

Notes & Hints

For a nut-free option, try using hemp seeds instead of almonds.

Using blanched almonds will make your vegan parmesan look more like traditional parmesan, plus it may be healthier.

This vegan parmesan recipe is not a substitute for parmesan that needs to melt (for example, to use in alfredo sauce).

You can store this vegan parmesan at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to a week. In the refrigerator, it should last up to a year, and even longer in the freezer.