Vegan nacho cheese sauce that will satisfy all your cheesy cravings. Your only problem will be that you will want to put it on everything!
This vegan nacho cheese sauce is one of the best vegan cheese alternatives that we have found. Of course, there is no question that recreating the mouth feel and texture of a dairy cheese sauce is difficult, but so many traditional foods and comfort foods incorporate that very experience. It matters.
Melty Vegan Cheese Sauce We Use on Everything
We started using this recipe (found in Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine) for our Black Bean and Veggie Enchiladas and have made it many times since then. We tweaked it and added in a small can of diced jalapeno peppers for a little extra zing. Now, it is a house favorite, used as a dip for chips, a sandwich spread, a topping for potatoes or beans and rice.
Seriously, you will find yourself with a bowl of it in one hand while you look through the fridge for something to dip into it, or spread it on. It has all the gooey, creamy texture you could hope for in a “cheese sauce”. Go ahead. Fool someone with it.
Cheese Sauce from the Produce Department
So often, the vegan “alternates” for animal-based products (like cheese shreds, sausage, burgers, etc) are highly processed and the ingredients list isn’t exactly stuff you find in the market (there ARE exceptions, of course). While there are many of those products that we occasionally enjoy, but we try to stick with organic, whole-foods, and easy to find ingredients. Which is one of the awesome qualities of this vegan nacho cheese sauce: its mostly carrots and potatoes! Actually, most of the short, easy, and inexpensive ingredient list comes from the produce department!
Simple To Prepare
First of all, how easy is it that the main ingredients are carrots and potatoes?! Who knew, right? The ingredient list for this vegan nacho cheese sauce is short, and there are only a few steps (just the way we like it). You simply cook the potatoes and carrots, then everything goes into the blender. FYI: this recipe can be a little tough on a standard household blender, so proceed carefully. Even though we use, and love, our heavy duty Vitamix, we find adding the potatoes in a few batches, after briefly blending the other ingredients, works really well.
Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce is a Game-Changer!
Now that you have a big giant bowl of delicious vegan nacho cheese its time to put it on something (or lots of somethings!). Here are a few of our favorites: Black Bean and Veggie Enchiladas, a platter of nachos (of course), as a dip for chips, a cheesey addition to rice and bean bowls, or as a topping for tostadas. Its your batch of nacho cheese – its all up to you!
Georgia is an unpretentious foodie who, at 50, transitioned from a vegetarian diet to a whole foods plant based diet and is loving it. She works as a nurse, plays as a quilter, loves to run, hates to race. She thinks dogs are actually angels (in dog suits).