Vegan Nacho Cheese: ¡Qué rico!


When I was growing up my father would make a heavenly (remember I didn’t say healthy) concoction of Velveeta mixed with spicy Ro*Tel, microwaved to perfection, poured over freshly opened tortilla chip rounds. Oh how I miss those meals, eating nachos while playing Super Mario.


Although I am more health conscious now, I still crave those nachos! But fear not my vegan nacho lovers! I have created a 5 minute, creamy, spicy, nacho cheese recipe to pour over whatever delicious goodies you like, I suggest Late July Sea Salt Multi-grain Tortilla Chips.

Vegan Nacho Cheese

5 minute prep      2 minute Blend     Makes about 2 cups


12.3 oz package of Silken Tofu – Lite Firm

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Amino

1 tbsp. taco seasoning

2 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. red pepper flakes (I added 1 tbsp to make it extra spicy)

1 medium tomato


Add all above ingredients into a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. 20170227_185748-1

BOOM! Nacho cheese is ready!

Heat this mixture on the stove by pouring contents into a sauce pan with the heat on low/medium for 5 minutes or until desired temperature is reached.

Enjoy Responsibly!


Lasts for 5-7 days in the refrigerator, but will likely be eaten in the first few hours.

Want an alternative to corn chips?

  • Raw, sliced carrots or sweet potatoes work great as a chip
  • Celery is crunchy and doesn’t interfere with the flavor of the nacho cheese
  • Use a spiralizer on zucchini or cucumbers to make a “pasta”. Pour nacho cheese on top. Spicy mac and cheese… yum!
  • Flaxseed crackers

Read other alternatives here:

…Just for Fun…

Updates and Ideas

With the leftover nacho cheese from a recent Nacho Night, I spiralized two zucchinis, diced a few tomatoes, chopped red onion and garlic, and added some roughly chopped kale then topped it with the leftover cheese, sauteing it for 5-10 minutes until the kale had softened.

OMG it was delicious!


Author: Caitlin Hegwood

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