The Most Amazing Vegan Nacho Cheese Ever!

I can’t kick my desire to plunge a nice crispy tortilla chip into a warm, creamy vegan nacho cheese sauce with a spicy kick! This most amazing vegan nacho cheese ever comes to the rescue.

Everyone has there personal snacking weakness. If you are like me then it’s cheesy nachos. I could eat them every day. Most vegan cheese sauces do not live up to my expectations though.

I have posted several nacho ‘cheese’ recipes in the past that were just ok but this one reigns supreme.

vegan nacho cheese sauce recipe

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I don’t think I have ever shared this on my website before but I used to eat nachos with cheese every single day or at least every other day in school. I did this for over a year at least and everyone at school knew I was the nacho cheese girl.

I wasn’t vegan then so they weren’t vegan nachos, but that’s where the obsession started.

What makes this vegan nacho cheese sauce is not just the flavor but the texture. It has the perfect amount of dipability. I just made a word up! Dipability only exists on this blog but it’s a very real thing my friends.

You want to stick your nacho chip in the cheese and it have just the right consistency. It’s just heaven when it’s perfect. You can make this vegan cheese sauce really easily, refrigerate it for later and when you warm it back up, you have perfect vegan nacho cheese all over again.

 

You can also use it in burrito bowls and other Mexican dishes as well. There are even some delicious vegan sandwiches that you would love if this was drizzled on top. So many ways to enjoy this delicious cheese dip.

Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

2 cups diced potatoes
1 cups diced carrots
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil (sub almond milk for lower cal/fat/oil)
1 Tbsp salt
Lemon juice from half a lemon
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes

The following are option but highly recommended!

1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
dash of cayenne
1/2 tsp. McKay’s chicken-style seasoning, vegan

Instructions

Boil the potatoes and carrots until soft.

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

Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

This recipe is adapted from Veggie on A Penny. With great thanks for an amazing recipe and awesome pictures as well. Check out the original recipe here as well as their entire blog with awesome content and recipes!

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Lisa Katherine Herren via Facebook says

Rena Blake!

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Robin Lee via Facebook says

Looks great!

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Erica Rucker via Facebook says

Yum!!

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Sarah Bean Latona via Facebook says

Wow totally did not expect those ingredients. Can’t wait to try this.

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Lisa Lanier Pérez via Facebook says

Trying this tonight!

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Mary Adair via Facebook says

That looks really good!

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Marsi Nick Blake via Facebook says

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

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Lea Fera via Facebook says

Mike Fera we have to try this one!

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Marlee Kay Francis via Facebook says

I tried this recipe earlier this week and it really is awesome.

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Aisha Barajas-Wilkinson via Facebook says

Chef Mayra we gotta try this!

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Michele Johns via Facebook says

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.

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KC Estep via Facebook says

Sean Murphy Ruthven we should try this tonight!

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Sarah Bushaw-Noble via Facebook says

I can’t believe that makes a Nacho sauce!

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J.l. Johnson via Facebook says

Codi Cheyenne please make this

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Elizabeth Tyler via Facebook says

Made it today.. Not cheese but still good dip!

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Stacey Ryan via Facebook says

Tina ???

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Meri Huntley via Facebook says

Literally just tried this recipe. Omg so good

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Frankie Vee via Facebook says

Sam Tryon!

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Carol Throckmorton via Facebook says

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

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Joann Navarette were making this next week

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Ayoluwa Nzinga via Facebook says

Syreeta Chef Sy Gray we gotta try this!

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Syreeta Chef Sy Gray via Facebook says

Yes yummm

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Gera Gutierrez via Facebook says

Where did you get that vegan QUESO LOL. CHESSE

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Reyna Orozco de Sánchez via Facebook says

Make me some Nachos!!!!! Estevan Sánchez

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Chris Popluhar via Facebook says

Gotta love those crafty vegans

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Shelly George via Facebook says

I made this for Super Bowl Sunday. AAAAMAAAAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!!!! The best vegan cheese ever. Ever. Ever.

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Charles Cifuni via Facebook says

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.

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Treysi Renee via Facebook says

I had no problem seeing the recipe… it’s on the second page.

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Bethe Byrum Olson via Facebook says

Taylor Alexis yuuuummmmm

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Brandon Bell via Facebook says

Not a fan of the nutritional yeast 🙁 But sounds good!

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Sonja Vickers Otwell via Facebook says

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

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David Jemison via Facebook says

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.

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Tracii Maixia Vang via Facebook says

Oh Tang Go like this page, they have awesome recipes!

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Faith Evangeline Cantrell via Facebook says

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Patrice Freeze via Facebook says

Do you have a chicken soup recipe

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Jason Edwards via Facebook says

We should make this Meghan

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Michelle Holbeck via Facebook says

I’ve made this!!! My “omni” friends thought it was cheese;)

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Briana Shaw Scanlon via Facebook says

Can anyone that made this post a pic? How does it really taste and look?

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Shelly George via Facebook says

My result from this recipe. Super Bowl Sunday.

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Shelly George via Facebook says

I did add a little Rotel to my finished cheese along with Veggie Crumbles that I had cooked with garlic and onions. Über delicious.

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Becca Becca via Facebook says

Romie Garcia looks yummy

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Caroline Mickle via Facebook says

Fernando Alcantar Looks so good

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Linda DelPizzo via Facebook says

I made this about 1 month ago. It’s very good and it also melts.

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Andrew ODowd via Facebook says

You want to know what’s even better? Actual cheese

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Ashley Judah via Facebook says

Teresa you were just saying you missed processed nacho cheese! Haha here you go!

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Kiki Adami looks good !

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Paula Sun Moon Diorio via Facebook says

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

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Ashley Elizabeth via Facebook says

Shawna Bruce m*thaf*ckin nacho cheese

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Kiki Adami via Facebook says

Duly noted 🙂 perhaps we can try this recipe ourselves 😉

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Heather Bentley via Facebook says

Had portobello nachos on the menu this week so this is perfect!!!

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Lara Hamke Johnson via Facebook says

Olive oil no bueno….

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We love this!

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Christina Kababik here are some dips and recipes sweetie

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Christina Kababik via Facebook says

Ty 🙂

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Hitler was a vegan-just sayin!!

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Green poopies your hot mad women

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John Lacroix via Facebook says

Just thought it was an interesting factoid no need to get riled up, however u are cute when u r mad!-green poopies!

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Kelly Ramey via Facebook says

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.

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John Lacroix via Facebook says

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!

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Maren Rohde Bohan via Facebook says

I want to see what this really looks like if you make it.

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John Lacroix via Facebook says

If u eat hairpie does that not make u a vegan

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Frumunda cheese is truly extravagant! !

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Michelle Lynn via Facebook says

I love this recipe! It’s a go to for me! Funny! I made it earlier today along with a vegan 7 layer taco dip!

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Pink taco!-delicious

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Tiger Paws via Facebook says

I don’t see any recipe, only Q & A about what a vegan is.

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Jasmine Acosta we need to try it this weekend!

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Looks amazing Ty Medina

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Not vegan. Why not looks good

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Amber Uptegrove via Facebook says

And its nut free?!?! 😀 So many “cheese sauce” recipes call for cashews 🙁 I am so thrilled to try this one!!!

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Michael Amerson via Facebook says

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

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I need this recipe.

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I can’t wait to try this!!!

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Kaleena Irene via Facebook says

I make this and mix it with elbow noodles and broccoli, with bread crumbs on top. Super delish!!

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Kimberly O'Bryan Wood via Facebook says

WHERE is the recipe?

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Rachelle Willcutts via Facebook says

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

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Whats in it

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Rachel Sigourney via Facebook says

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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🙂

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Marissa Castillo-Medley via Facebook says

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Rachel Gerstner via Facebook says

I usually make this with cashews, I will definitely have to try it with potatoes 🙂 I like that I don’t have to cook it, which is great.

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Frumda cheese dip is to die for!!

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Should vegans eat yeast? Deactivated yeast was once alive

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Kerri Richey via Facebook says

What kind of potatoes and do you peel the potatoes first? Thank u

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yes please!

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John Lacroix via Facebook says

Ive started a firestorm! Inadvertently! !-screw Hitler vegan or not!-On a lighter not anyone want my recipe for Frumunda cheese dip? It is truly sensational!!

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John Lacroix via Facebook says

HITLERS favorite food was tubesteak!-when the Ruskies found his burnt coarpse he only had one testicle!

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Julie Williams via Facebook says

Byron Lana, you guys need to make this……for me!!!

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Frumunda dip is better y’all should try it!

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Brittany Sapyta via Facebook says

Janice Chilcutt, this is VERY good!!!!! 🙂

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Hey Rachel Gerstner nice guns

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John Lacroix via Facebook says

Double cheese taint gravy is also delicious!

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Wow! have to try!

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Eleanore Leveque via Facebook says

I made one before and it was sooooo good, the recipe was actually out of a tofu cookbook though!

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This is truly fantastic! So good!

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Suzanne Misevich Edmundson via Facebook says

I make this recipe almost every single week. It is my favorite!!!

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After 20 years being Vegetarian..all of our videos going forward will be 100% Vegan!

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Tina Gillotti Stys via Facebook says

I just made this a few days ago. It is so yummy. We had nachos for 2 days. Then I sauteed mushrooms and poured the remainder of the cheese over black bean burgers! Delicious!

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Lauren Atchison via Facebook says

what type of potato works best for this and must you peel the potatoes? i usually leave the skins on

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Richard Thomas Grimes via Facebook says

I just recently became a vegan a couple weeks back, so I’m glad to have a page on Facebook to help me with this.

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Melissa Rufus via Facebook says

For an oil free version just replace oil with cashews.

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Michaelia Brown via Facebook says

Matt – we’re gonna try this!

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Omg Sean Robert!!!

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Rachel DePew via Facebook says

Omg Roxy Kennedy. We need to make this asap

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Gigi Lesh via Facebook says

Thanks for sharing

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Jordan Keisler via Facebook says

Tru Driggers u want to make this?

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Suzy Merced via Facebook says

What kind of potatoes are best?

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Amanda Lex via Facebook says

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 🙂

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Heidi Kovacs via Facebook says

Do you think cauliflower can be sub for the potatoes?

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Ann says

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!

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