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Nacho Cheese dip

Vegan Nacho Cheese Recipe

This vegan nacho cheese is guaranteed to fool even the biggest cheese lover. The flavor, the consistency, even the color is everything people know and love from regular nacho cheese.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack


  • High speed blender (I use a Vitamix to achieve the smoothest & thick texture)


  • 1 small chopped rustic potato
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup soaked cashews soak for 4 hours or boil in water at high heat for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup salsa I use the Trader Joes brand


  • In a saucepan, add the potatoes, carrots, onion and garlic and fill it up with water until covering the top of the veggies. Boil on medium heat for 20 minutes or until all veggies are soft. Once softened, strain the water out until you just have the vegetables
  • In a high-speed blender, add the softened vegetables, cashews, water, nutritional yeast, salsa and seasonings
  • Blend until you have a smooth, thick consistency.
  • Taste with a chip and enjoy 😉



Vegan Queso/nacho cheese. You won’t believe what’s in it ##veganrecipes ##plantbasedfood

♬ I'm So Hungry - Karter Zaher


This makes a lot of "cheese" so save it in a glass container and it will last for a week. 
This cheese is great as a dip, on cheesy fries, and even altered to be a mac-n-cheese.  
Keyword appetizer, cheese, chips and dip, dairy free, dip recipe, gluten free, nacho, party dip, queso, Vegan