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Creamy Chipotle Sauce (Vegan + Oil-Free)

posted by Melissa Huggins March 5, 2018 6 Comments
Cover photo of creamy chipotle sauce in a glass mason jar.
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Today’s Creamy Chipotle Sauce recipe is sponsored by Dr. Praeger’s. I love sharing my new vegan finds along with a tasty recipe and sponsored posts help make that happen. Thank you for your support.

Dressed up burger with creamy chipotle sauce in the background.

If you want something spicy, tangy and smoky to add to your life, you need to try this Creamy Chipotle Sauce. It’s easy to make, inexpensive and much healthier than store-bought varieties.

I love making homemade sauces and dressings. You can add them to just about anything, like wraps, tacos, fries, salads, baked potatoes, casseroles, tofu scramble and more. I like the ability to control the taste and most importantly, the ingredients.

This tasty dressing has topped so many of my favorite foods, and recently, it landed on the Dr. Praeger’s All-American Veggie Burger. It was a match made in heaven!

Dressed burger with creamy chipotle sauce. Jar of sauce on the side of burger.
Dr. Praeger’s

Our family isn’t new to Dr. Praeger’s Vegan Veggie Burgers and we’ve been enjoying them for years. I do prefer to make my own burgers, but there are times when I just want something quick and easy for mealtime. So, I always have a few boxes in the freezer.

The All-American Veggie Burger is quite new so this was our first time trying it. I cooked them in the skillet and they crisped up nicely. We tried them classic-style first on burger buns with lettuce, tomatoes, vegan cheese, red onion and awesome sauce.

The flavor of the patty was fantastic and definitely fit the All-American Burger name. They were slightly smoky, meaty and satisfying.

This burger is not only super tasty, it’s packed with 25 grams of plant-powered protein. Also, it’s Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Certified Vegan, and Kosher. The ingredient list is short, simple and wholesome. No funky stuff!

Now, you don’t have to reserve these patties for burger buns. You can put them in wraps, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, tacos, salads, burritos and more. It’s impossible to get bored!

Dr. Praeger’s burgers are in many stores nationwide. You can check out their store locator for availability in your area.


Mason jar filled with creamy chipotle sauce. Topped with smoked paprika and cilantro.

Let’s talk more about this awesome sauce!

It will take you minutes to make and requires simple ingredients. You’ll need cashews, non-dairy yogurt, water, lemon juice, agave, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt.

The cashews and non-dairy yogurt make this sauce rich and creamy, so it doesn’t require any oil. Plus, the yogurt gives it a nice tangy flavor to balance the spiciness from the chipotle peppers.

Easy to make

You’ll need to soak the cashews to soften them first. I usually have them soaking in the fridge ready to go. Now drain, rinse and discard soaking water.

Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender (except 1 tablespoon of water). Blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. Add remaining water if needed. Taste for seasoning and adjust if desired.

That’s it, nothing else to it! I hope you’ll give it a try!

*Click photo to pin*

Photo creamy chipotle sauce for pinning purposes.

I’d love to hear from you

If you make this Creamy Chipotle Sauce, let me know what you think by ★ star rating it and leaving a comment below. It would really make my day. You can also follow me on Instagram and share your creation with me. Just tag me @veganhuggs and hashtag #veganhuggs so I don’t miss it.


Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This Creamy Chipotle Sauce is spicy, tangy and smoky! It's easy to make, inexpensive and much healthier than store-bought varieties.

Course: Condiment
Recipe Type: Gluten-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 54 kcal
  • 1/2 cup cashews (raw) , soaked in water 2-4 hours (*See Note)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt (sub plain) *see note
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon agave (or preferred sweetener)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Drain and rinse cashews. Discard soaking water. 

  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender (except 1 tablespoon of water). Blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. Add remaining water if needed. 

  3. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed. 

Recipe Notes

To speed up soaking time for cashews: in a small pot, boil water and remove from heat. Add cashews and cover for 20-25 minutes, until softened.

*Prep time doesn't include soaking time for cashews.

* Yields about 1 cups of sauce. 

* Refrigerate and store in an airtight container for 5-6 days. 

* Sauce will thicken up more in the fridge. If it's too thick add a teaspoon of water and combine. 

* If you can't find unsweetened non-dairy yogurt, you can use plain. You may want to leave out the agave at this point because of the added sugar. You can add the sweetener after blending and tasting. I usually add it whether I'm using plain or unsweetened yogurt. It compliments the spiciness well. 



Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Karly March 7, 2018 at 8:45 am

Looks delicious! This would be perfect for fries!! Now I’m hungry!

Linda April 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Totally makes the veggie burger!

Melissa Huggins April 8, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Thank you so much 🙂

Mambo Sprouts April 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Can’t wait to add this to our Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers!

Claire July 31, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Could you give me a little clarification on the peppers. Is it just 2 peppers and all of the sauce in the can?

Melissa Huggins July 31, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Hi Claire, it’s just two peppers that are in the sauce, but you won’t be adding the sauce portion. You can save the sauce for future recipes (you can freeze it). However, if you want it extra spicy, you can add a few teaspoons of the sauce to the recipe. Thank you for stopping by. I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. 🙂


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