Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce


This Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce is my personal creation. You can enjoy this beautiful sauce on so many vegetables and dishes. It nicely complements in casseroles and as a topping to healthy grain dishes as well. You and your family may find many ways to enjoy this beautiful French Asian fusion cream sauce.

Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Make Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce With Different Plant based milks

When I make this one of a kind sauce I think of what I want the sauce to go with before choosing the plant based milk. Each plant based milk has it’s own distinct flavor. I found that the almond milk is a little sweeter just like coconut milk. If I want this sauce to enhance that kind of a sweetness in the dish then these two choices are perfect. Although, If I want the sauce to reflect more of a savory base to the dish I would pick plain soy milk. I still have yet to try an oat based milk or pea. I think the oat milk would work well with more of a savory base to complement your dish.

Different Ways To Change Up The Taste And Thickness Of The Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce

This Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce is a little on the vegan cheesy side. Between the miso (Miso Master Organic) nutritional yeast and vegan butter it has a subtle rich taste to it. It is a mild richness but still a nice resemblance to vegan cheese. If you want it to stand out with more of a cheese taste then add more of the nutritional yeast and less nutmeg.

This is a photo of vegan miso béchamel sauce in a white bowl topped with chopped chives and black pepper with rosemary  and nutmeg pod next to it.
Vegan Miso Béchamel Sauce. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

I make this sauce in a variety of ways. You can make it thick like in the photo or runny. Just add one less tablespoon of the potato starch. This will help it be more runny. When made like the recipe it will be thick and ounce it cools it will be even more thick. So serve it up hot! This is a sauce that will stick to your ribs.

I use chives for this recipe but you can use other herbs as well. I like to use green onions in it or if I use it for an Italian meal I will use dried basil and a pinch of sweet marjoram and half the amount of nutmeg. Just add in the same amount as what is used for chives and trade it out for other herbs. I hope you like this Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce as much as we do. Enjoy!

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Vegan Miso Bechamel Sauce

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Diet: Vegan


This is a very versatile sauce that can complement most vegetable and grain dishes. Just be mindful on what plant based milk you use to complement the dish. This is a very rich thick sauce. Great over savory crepes.


Units Scale
  • 2 1/4 cups Plant Based Milk
  • 1/4 Lg Onion
  • 2 tsp White Miso (Miso Master Organic)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chives (Chopped)
  • 2 1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 6 Dashes Nutmeg
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Potato Starch


  1. In a Medium sized pan on medium low, heat 2 cups of plant based milk.
  2. Add ¼ large onion chopped into large pieces.
  3. Add white miso (Miso Master Organic), nutmeg and bay leaves. Cook for 30 minutes on low heat making sure to stir every couple of minutes
  4. After 30 minutes strain the sauce through a sieve into a large bowl. Take the sauce in the large bowl and put it back into the medium sauce pan. Put it back on the stove and heat on medium low heat.
  5. Add the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, chopped chives and vegan butter. Mix in with a spoon. Continue stirring until heated through.
  6. Mix together in a cup ¼ cup of plant based milk with the potato starch. Mix with a fork to get all the lumps out and then add it slowly to the sauce as you stir it in. This will help it get thicker. Once it’s thicker it is ready. Serve hot.
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