AIP Paleo Yellow Squash “Cheese” Sauce Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good cheese sauce?  One of the foods I missed most, while on the AIP, was cheese.  I used to use cheese on everything!  Even though I’ve been able to add some sheep’s milk cheese to my diet, I still don’t like to overdo it.  That’s why I was so excited to discover Hayley from I Eat Real Food‘s recipe for Zucchini Cheese.  It was love at first site!  But, I found myself, more often than not, melting it to put over different dishes.  Then, when my zucchini didn’t show up in my Door To Door Organics delivery last week, I decided to create my own melted cheese sauce…with yellow squash instead.  That’s when my Yellow Squash “Cheese” Sauce was born!

AIP Paleo Yellow Squash "Cheese" Sauce Recipe by Paleo Cajun Lady
AIP Paleo Yellow Squash “Cheese” Sauce Recipe

This “cheese” sauce is AIP paleo compliant. If you can’t have nutritional yeast, it will not taste cheesy without it; but, it will still make a pretty good sauce.  You could always add a little coconut milk to the blender to make it more of a garlic Alfredo sauce.  Just make sure to keep any leftovers in a jar in the fridge.  It will keep for about a week.  You will need to simply reheat it in the microwave or a small saucepan, when needed.

AIP Paleo Yellow Squash “Cheese” Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: about 1 cup

Now, you can add "cheese" sauce to your favorite AIP paleo nachos, tacos, and anything else that makes your heart and tastebuds sing!



  1. Boil squash slices in water until tender.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Place in blender with all ingredients.
  4. If using avocado or olive oil, allow squash to cool slightly before adding oil.
  5. Puree until smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve warm.


Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week. Can easily be reheated in microwave or small saucepan.

I also wanted to let y’all know about a giveaway I’ll be hosting on my Facebook Page, Paleo Cajun Lady, starting Friday, August 28, and ending at midnight, Sunday, August 30.  I will be giving away a copy of Down South Paleo by Jennifer Robins.  I’ll be doing a blog review and giveaway at a later date, too.  Both giveaways will be open to all US residents, 18 years or older.  Be sure to check my page for giveaway details.

Down South Paleo Cookbook by Jennifer Robins
Down South Paleo Cookbook by Jennifer Robins

As always, I wish you good health…….and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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