By Enjolinfam on April 03, 2008
Photo by joanna985
Photo by joanna985
"Our family loves this vegan cheese sauce. We're not usually that excited with fake cheeses, but this one has been the exception. Tastes great over nacho chips, baked potatoes, in vegetarian tacos, etc. This recipe has helped us enjoy more vegan meals in our home. We got this recipe from our friend Connie Yroc after she shared this wonderful cheese sauce with nachos with our family one day. After almost losing the recipe last week I realized I must post it right away, because we make it so frequently! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks Connie!"
Serving Size: 1 (76 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"Wow this recipe is AMAZING! I didn't have pimentos so I omitted them, but I added a couple of squirts of SriRacha. I was a cheese lover before I went vegan, but I would prefer this to any jarred nacho cheese. Seriously if you've been meaning to try a non dairy cheese sauce just go ahead and make this."
"This is awesome!! I didn't have pimento so I roasted half a red pepper, subbed half the water for canned coconut milk, used a little less lemon, half the salt and double the nutritional yeast and it's amazing. The red pepper brings so much great flavor."
"Love this recipe! But, because I'm lazy, I don't put on the stove. I just let it run in my Vitamix for about 5 mins and it's steaming warm and perfect texture:)"
"This nacho Cheese is awesome! make sure to keep stirring on the stove. I used a stick blender to keep the cheese moving, it also help puree and make ultra creamy."
"This is great, thanks for posting it. My husband, a cheese snob, loved it too."
"This recipe went down a treat with my family. I omitted half a cup of water in a bid to cook it in less time. Next time I will add a bit less salt as I found it a bit on the salt side. Overall, a keeper!"
"EXCELLENT! I soaked my cashews overnight and I doubled the amount of garlic and onion powder. I also added Cholula Hot Sauce to it when I served it to give it even more Tex-Mex flavor."
"I've made this recipe with pimentos and roasted red bell pepper and both turned out great- I turned up the heat a bit with some jalapenos both times- Best vegan nacho cheese sauce! Even my omnivore son and husband enjoyed!"
"this is awesome. I've only tried one other vegan cheese sauce recipe and it was ok but this is now my go to one. I couldn't find pimentos at the store so used jarred roasted red pepper and I cut the salt in half. I served with 'refried' beans and salsa. even my very very non-vegan father like it. Well, until his pigs in a blanket came out of the over. I will def make again and will lookforward to finding different ways to use this. Oh, and I added almond milk when it was on the stove to thin in down. made it yummier!"
"This is great. My 13 year old daughter is not a vegan, yet she DEMANDS I make this at least once a month. When I didn't have a can of pimentos I used a red pepper that I roasted. It was AWESOME! But I still use the canned when I am in a hurry and its great. This is a really great recipe just as it is. Thanks."
"Wow! I had to create an account just so I could say how awesome this nacho cheese sauce is. I am used to vegan cheese replacements that suck. This does not. I'm lazy so I skip the cooking on the stove part and just use a bit less water."
"I'm not sure if I'd identify this as nacho cheese sauce in a blind test, but HOLY COW THIS STUFF IS ADDICTIVE. My only advice would be to go easy on the lemon juice and add it to taste. Also, a really powerful food processor is helpful for getting the cashews processed smoothly enough. But dang, I could drink this out of the bowl. It's yummy."
"Really good, and super versatile. I made a big bowl of macaroni with fresh broccoli and still had almost a pint of it leftover. This would be great over anything. I cut the insane amount of salt in half, still good."
"Dude. This is as good as it gets. I have tried plenty of supermarket vegan cheeses and they all tasted like chemicals. This one rules."
"Aww man this vegan cheese was soooo GOOD!!! After using tease vegan cheese for our nachos for awhile and not having any available I went on a hunt for something I could make at home. We added more garlic and onion powder plus smoked paprika, siracha and cayenne, omitted the extra water but the sauce thickened up a-lot so I guess it was added for good reason and I will do so next time. The flavor was on point, not only did we love it our vegan baby kept asking for more! Thanks for sharing!"
"I thought it was great. I couldn't believe it, really. I think it was just a tad salty, and when you heat it on the stove, you really do have to watch it. It thickened up magically. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I had read another recipe's tip to mix equal amounts of vegan nacho cheese and refried beans for a dip, and I thought that sounded good, too!"
"wonderful!! I can have my nacho cheese again :)"
"This 'cheese' is awesome!! Thank you Enjolinfam for sharing!! I now need to bulk order a whole load of raw cashews and nutritional yeast!!:)"
"This recipe is whole food and delicious! I am now craving it again. Our kids asked for a second serving of broccoli because they enjoyed it so much."
"Interesting stuff this is! Don't ask me how this works, but it does! It thickens up easily (and quickly! Don't leave it alone) I can't decide if it tastes like cheese, but I can't stop eating it and it certainly does the job. I thought it needed some extra salt. And I highly suggest throwing in some hot pepper flakes."