This quick and easy vegan mozzarella is ready in just 15 minutes and uses beans instead of cashews, tofu or coconut! Perfectly gooey, stretchy, and cheesy for vegan pizza, grilled cheese, and more!

vegan grilled cheese with mozzarella on parchment paper

You are just going to LOVE this quick and easy homemade vegan mozzarella recipe. You can literally just cook it in 10 minutes then use it right away- no need to chill the mozzarella and allow it to set before you use it!

This vegan mozzarella cheese recipe is made with simple, easy ingredients, and absolutely NO coconut milk, cashews, tofu, or agar agar powder.

Because of this, this dairy free mozzarella is perfect for gooey vegan cheesy dishes rather than a vegan Caprese salad, as you will  not be able to shred or slice the cheese. But that makes it perfect for recipes, like vegan pizza or my vegan baked gnocchi!

However, the ease of this recipe (literally, your dairy-free mozzarella will be ready in 10 minutes to enjoy!) makes it so worth it, especially for your vegan dinner recipes that deserve a little cheesiness!

What is vegan mozzarella made of?

  • Tapioca starch: Also known as tapioca flour, this helps to thicken out mozzarella and create the stretch and gooeyness. Arrowroot starch can also work, but it won’t give the exact same results.
  • White beans: Cannellini or cannelloni beans work great here.
  • Water: Again, no need for any dairy free milks, full-fat coconut milk, or any additional ingredients. Just water!
  • Apple cider vinegar: This gives the mozzarella a slight tang.
  • Sea salt: For flavor.
  • Lemon juice or nutritional yeast: You can use either here. Mozzarella tends to be mild in flavor of cheesiness anyways, but some prefer a little extra flavor!
vegan mozzarella ingredients on a table

Overview: Step by step how to make homemade vegan mozzarella cheese:

Again, you’re going to love how quick and easy this vegan mozzarella recipe is to make.  Here’s what you do:

  1. Blend: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. This takes about 60-90 seconds, depending on how strong your blender is.
  2. Heat: In a small saucepan, heat the mixture for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly until the cheese begins to thicken and stretch.
  3. Enjoy! Top onto your homemade vegan lasagna, or spread onto bread before you make your vegan grilled cheese!

Can I make variations on flavors with this vegan mozzarella recipe?

Absolutely! If you want, you can add in garlic powder or minced garlic, thyme, rosemary, or even basil.

Simply add in these optional add-ins to the blender, along with the other basic ingredients. Blend, and proceed as normal!

How to brown vegan mozzarella in the oven:

Like many vegan cheese recipes, the best way to brown vegan mozzarella in the oven is to turn your oven onto the broiler setting!

If you’re toasting the top of your vegan lasagna with pools of vegan mozzarella, once the casserole has finished baking, you’ll turn your oven onto the broiler setting for 5 minutes. Be sure to turn the oven light on and monitor the cheese closely so that it doesn’t burn!

sliced grilled cheese on parchment paper

How to use vegan mozzarella:

This homemade vegan mozzarella is ready to use and enjoy just after you cook it. You can use it immediately in vegan lasagna, gnocchi alla Sorrentina, or vegan Mac n’ cheese, pasta bakes, vegan pizza or on a gluten free pizza crustas a dip for chips, or even in a vegan grilled cheese sandwich! The melty texture is wonderful for vegan cheese sauces and gooey cheesy dishes, like in my pasta con broccoli.

Storage: You can also store this stretchy vegan mozzarella cheese for later, but I do recommend using it immediately. The best gooeyness for the homemade vegan mozzarella happens right after you cook it. You can reheat it to a gooey texture when stored in an airtight container, but again; it’s best used right away!

sliced vegan grilled cheese with dairy free mozzarella stacked on parchment paper

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vegan grilled cheese with mozzarella on parchment paper

Quick & Easy Vegan Mozzarella Recipe (No cashews no coconut)

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  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


This quick and easy vegan mozzarella is ready in just 15 minutes and uses beans instead of cashews, tofu or coconut! Perfectly gooey, stretchy, and cheesy for vegan pizza, grilled cheese, and more!


  • 1 cup (170 g) white beans
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 mL) water
  • 4 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp chickpea miso
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until super creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour the vegan mozzarella into a medium saucepan, and turn the heat to medium heat. Using a silicone spatula, continue to stir the vegan mozzarella until it thickens, about 10 minutes.
  3. Once thickened, remove from heat and use immediately for pizza, lasagna, grilled cheese, or in a vegan Mac n’cheese. You can reheat this mozzarella to use at a later time, storing it in the fridge. However, it is best enjoyed right away.


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