Food, Recipe, Sauces & Dressings

Recipe: Vegan Nut-Free Nacho Cheese

We love vegan cheese! This nacho cheese is especially tasty, and since it’s nut-free, it’s also school safe and allergen friendly. We love to use this cheese as a dip for our Baked Potato Chips and other veggies. We also love to use it as a topping for nachos, burritos, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Try it on top of our Oil Free Refried Beans (or Zesty Beans) or your favourite vegetables.

Vegan Nut-Free Nacho Cheese

By: Meg Gray
Plant Fit Meg

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats (or hemp seeds) OR 1.5-2 cups steamed yellow potatoes
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 0.5 tsp cumin

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 2 tsp miso (or 1 tsp tamari or soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pickled jalapeño juice (optional)
  • 1 tsp sliced pickled jalapeños, chopped (optional)
  • 1-1.5 cup water (start with 1 cup, add more water for desired consistency)


  1. Add all dry ingredients to high-speed blender.
  2. Add all wet ingredients and blend thoroughly until smooth.
  3. Add more water and blend again to thin the sauce to desired consistency. (*see note)
  4. Store in the refrigerator.


  • I recommend adding the dry ingredients first. The oats (or hemp seeds) are blitzed at the base of the blender first, resulting in a smoother consistency.
  • Nacho cheese will thicken after sitting and refrigeration. Add a bit of water and stir to thin as desired.
  • Enjoy as a dip with veggies, pita bread, or chips. Use as a topping for nachos, tacos, burritos, salads, sandwiches, and more!
  • To make this cheese sauce Mary’s Mini compliant, use potatoes in place of the oats!

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