Snacks and Sides | Vegan Recipes

Ultimate Vegan Nachos w/ Secret Vegan Cheese Sauce

I am having a lot of friends over this weekend and I will be making my Ultimate Vegan Nachos with my Secret Vegan Cheese Sauce.

Vegan Tortilla Chips

This is actually the easy part of the recipe. There are several vegan brands you can buy right off the grocery store shelf. My two favorites are Santitas and Mission brands. You can also get creative and use Fritos. There are other vegan options but these are the ones I generally use. You can also make your own. A good recipe for vegan tortilla chips is here.

vegan nacho tortilla chips

What really makes a plate of nachos come alive is toppings. We will get to the cheese below. But feel free to add back beans, avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion, olives, jalapenos, and any other toppings that sound delicious to you!

Vegan Nachos Cheese Recipe

The real secret to making vegan nachos is having the right cheese sauce. Several months ago we posted this vegan cheese sauce recipe and it blew up the internet. So feel free to check it out. It is pretty amazing. But…

For the first time every I am going to share my personal vegan cheese sauce recipe. It is the one I have been using for about a year. I came up with it just experimenting in the kitchen with my sister. I have a couple of vegan nacho cheese products I ordered online and I have made other peoples recipes. But in my opinion none of them come close to my recipe if your making nachos.

Secret Vegan Cheese Sauce

(This recipe serves one person. I usually double it. It’s easier to make when you make more of it. You get more cheesy goodness or you can save some for another day)

1/4 cups nutritional yeast flakes (you can use more to taste)

1 cup butter beans

1/2 clove garlic

1 teaspoon salt (I prefer Himalayan) you can do more to taste

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon tahini

1 to 2 tablespoons almond milk


Put all ingredients into a blender

Start blending on slow speed. Slowly increase speed until mixture is smooth

You can adjust the taste and add more salt or garlic if necessary

If the mixture is too thick, add some almond milk.

If the mixture is too think add butter beans and nutritional yeast.

Note: This is a recipe that you will have to play around with to get it exactly like you want it. My sister makes it different than I do. She uses more garlic and more nutritional yeast. So have fun with it. When you get it exactly right it is so worth it!

Photo: HHLtDave5

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