I made an account here at food.com just to review this delicious queso! :)
It is absolutely the solution to my cheese cravings as a vegan. It's salty and cheesy and creamy... it really does taste like a gourmet queso. Y.U.M! Oh my goodness, so quick and easy and delicious. I was skeptical that it would taste like cheese, but it does. Doing a happy dance over here!
The only thing you should know is that the color is not "orangey" like other quesos and cheeses. Instead, it's a darker orange like the color of pumpkin pie. This is because of the paprika you add. Don't let that scare you, though, it is DELICIOUS!
I've been craving queso for such a long time and this was so easy and so delicious
I made this last night and it was amazing! It tastes and smells just like how I remember the real thing. It made a great sauce for nachos while warm, and it was still really good as a dip after being in the fridge. The only thing I would change for the next time I make it is cutting the salt down a little as it was almost too salty.
Just used this recipe (minus the Rotel/salsa) as a base for vegan Mac & cheese...delicious, versatile recipe!
This is a great dip! Very creamy and cheasy. Doesn't taste like nutritional yeast at all. It tastes like cheese! Mine was waaay more red-orange than yellow. I used 1 cup salsa and it turned out fine. I whisked for 3-4 mins before adding the salsa and margarine and it immediately thickened up.
If I could give this a million stars, I would. THAT is how much I loved this queso! Maybe I was just reeeeeally in the mood for queso and this was the first thing that totally satisfied that need without major guilt :) I am a new vegetarian, but try out vegan recipes as well and THIS was so good! I can't stop thinking about it. I wish I would have brought it to work with me. Thank you for this recipe!!
This was awesome!! Tweaked it a bit with veggie broth instead of water, and used smoke paprika for a extra flavor. Actually tastes better than most real Queso I have tried. Easy and quick to boot. Aside from the Vegan angle, gonna get this recipe to all of my lactose intolerant friends.
Made this last night, with some changes. As Con-Agra is evil, I just used salsa instead of rotel. I added chili powder, onion powder, and cumin to taste as I made the recipe, and a dash of cayenne. Unfortunately, I didn't have "fat-free" margarine... so I just used regular, though I am going to try cutting down on it next time. My husband said it was "the best nacho sauce I've ever had". :)
This is one of my favorites! Everyone who tries it can't believe it's vegan. My sister and I used this recipe as a demo at a vegan group meeting and it disappeared so quickly. I've found that a lot of vegan recipes out there are bland but not this one! We did make one batch with mild salsa just in case but turns out that was the only bit left over. Served in 2 oz plastic cups with a few chips for each one to try....HUGE hit!
Good stuff, thanks Vittoria2008!