nacho recipes with Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

There’s no doubt that we all love a luscious and creamy nacho cheese sauce, especially when it’s served over our nachos. There really is nothing more satisfying than a plate of homemade nachos with plenty of warm cheese sauce to relax with and watch a good film. 

The best thing about this nacho cheese sauce recipe is that it’s made with plant-based ingredients, which makes it vegan friendly! You can get creative and either just serve it simply alongside some tortilla chips, or pour it over your favourite nachos recipe.

We use cashew nuts to prepare this vegan nacho cheese sauce and add nutritional yeast to give that cheesy savoury umami flavour. Our Gran Luchito Crunchy Salsa Macha also not only provides flavour but colour to the easy vegan nacho cheese recipe as well.

Our favourite way to enjoy this vegan cheese dip is to serve it with Gran Luchito Chipotle Tortilla Chips and a sprinkle of our tasty Salsa Macha on top. It’s a match made in heaven! 

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  • Prep time

    30 mins

  • Cook time

    5 mins

  • Total time

    35 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 198 fat 14g saturates 2.4g carbs 12.8g sugars 2.1g fibre 0.9g protein 5g salt 0.24g

How to make it

  1. Place your cashew nuts in a bowl and cover them with hot water. Leave them to soak for 30 minutes at least.
  2. Heat up a frying pan with the olive oil and gently fry the onion and garlic until translucent, once ready set aside.
  3. Once your cashews have been soaked for more than 30 minutes, place them in the blender with ¾ of the soaking liquid. Add the fried onion and garlic, 2 teaspoons of Crunchy Salsa Macha, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper. Blend until really smooth, and once ready taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Add more liquid if it’s too thick in consistency ( it should be creamy and smooth).
  4. Place your vegan cheese nacho sauce into a small saucepan and warm it up over a low heat until lovely and steamy. Try not to leave it on the pan for too long as it will burn, and stir continuously.
  5. Serve in a bowl whilst still warm, and sprinkle some Salsa Macha on top. Place the Chipotle Tortilla Chips on the side and get ready to dip in. Enjoy!

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Can you eat too much nutritional yeast?

Although nutritional yeast is generally safe for most people, it may cause negative reactions in individuals who are sensitive to it. In large doses, it can cause digestive discomfort or facial flushing due to its high fiber and niacin content.

How do you reheat vegan nacho cheese?

Reheat it on the stove and not in the microwave. Slowly reheating over low heat and stirring frequently will help your sauce to reheat evenly and smoothly. Only reheat it once, and add more water if necessary to adjust the consistency.

Can you freeze vegan nacho cheese?

We wouldn't recommend freezing it, no.

How long does vegan nacho cheese keep in the fridge?

Consume within the week, or better within 3 days.

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It doesn’t remotely taste like cheese

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