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Your Amazing Vegan Nacho Cheese Recipe!

What are nachos without the right kinda nacho cheese!?

This vegan nacho cheese is made from potatoes, carrots and celery (yes, celery) cooked in stock and blended til smooth. Perfect for topping on nachos and easy to freeze for later.

Season with more cayenne or chilli depending on just how how you like it!

Vegan Nacho Cheese
Servings: 1 pile of nachos
  • 2 cups potatoes diced
  • 1 cups carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups broth or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried italian herbs
  1. Boil vegetables in stock until soft (about 5-8 minutes).

  2. Blend vegetables together along with the rest of the ingredients on high in blender until the cheese is extremely smooth. (powerful blender like Vitamix is best)

  3. Drain the vegetables from the pot, retaining half a cup of boiled broth

  4. Blend vegetables along with the rest of the ingredients on high. You need this to get as smooth as possible to get that thick, cheesy texture.


263 thoughts on “Your Amazing Vegan Nacho Cheese Recipe!”

  1. Marsi Nick Blake via Facebook

    Made this for super bowl. I added jalapeños after it was blended and put it in slow cooker to heat. Everyone enjoyed even non-vegans

  2. Michele Johns via Facebook

    It is really amazing. I made some modifications to make it less calories… subbed almond milk for the olive oil.. i added sauted garlic and chili powder. I think next time I’m gonna blend in jalapenos.

  3. Carol Throckmorton via Facebook

    Finally, a nut-free cheese sauce. 🙂 My husband has a nut allergy and most sauces seem to be made from cashews.

  4. Charles Cifuni via Facebook

    If I want the recipe, I want the RECIPE, don’t want to sign up for another recipe site. None of the links give me the recipe flat out.

  5. Sonja Vickers Otwell via Facebook

    I use this for Mac and Cheeze and my previously cheese addicted daughter LOVES it and asks me to make it.

  6. just eat REAL CHEESE. I can understand veggie burgers as long as they don’t taste or look exactly like real beef, angus ect but just find some cruelty free cheese or get some raw cheese or something. I am vegetarian but being too fake would make me feel to phony so I try not to eat fake bacon, hot dogs ect. It wont take long for some of you to get tempted to eat the real thing.

  7. Paula Sun Moon Diorio via Facebook

    i make mac and cheese with this all the time, i put it on broccoli or french fries….its yummy and versatile! =)

  8. Kelly Ramey via Facebook

    Blended up carrots and yeast flakes doesn’t make “nacho cheese”. Why do vegans have to lie about their food to enjoy it?

    It’s not cheese. It’s carrots.
    It’s not chicken. It’s formed soy.

    I just don’t get it.

  9. I mean no ill will towards anyone, like I said was just an interesting factoid I was surprised! I meant no offense to anyone, being a crazy murdering psycho Hitler was I figured not only he ate meat but also humans too! Just interesting! -you all must forgive me I was abducted by aliens, the government is after me, iam dillusional and I have to pee!

  10. Michael Amerson via Facebook

    wait.. did i miss something? it says to blend potatoes and carrots to make cheese? is this correct?

  11. Rachelle Willcutts via Facebook

    Kelly Miller I would miss cheese so much if I were vegan… and if we were ever truly friends then you share this love for cheese too so enjoy this recipe

  12. Rachel Sigourney via Facebook

    Am I being stupid, I don’t understand where the recipe is. All that comes up on mobile is an article about how great it is, & then related articles.

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  14. I am just coming off a two week bender with this cheese sauce. I ate it at least one meal a day if not twice. I am taking a break this week for some lighter fare but am looking forward to getting back to it this weekend 🙂

  15. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but was wondering if you have a nacho cheese recipe without nutritional yeast. I just can’t stand nutritional yeast. Is there a substitution here or can I just leave it out? Thanks!

  16. made this, not crazy about it. it tasted like salty carrots. definitely would add less salt and no chicken stock if i could do this again

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