The Simple Trick To Making The Ultimate Vegan Cashew Nacho Cheese

This recipe is gluten free, vegan, oil-free.

About This Recipe

Smooth, creamy and with a bit of a kick this Cashew Nacho Cheese is the ultimate Nachos topping or tortilla chip dip. 

You can use store bought cashew butter for this recipe or simply blend raw cashews in a high strength food processor until a paste forms. 

See my How To: Make Nut Butter post for more on making your own nut butter.


  • Cheesy
  • Rich
  • Creamy
  • Comes with a kick
  • Takes any Mexican dish to the next level!

How To Make This Recipe


  • 1/2 cup cashew butter (see how to make your own here)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp - 1 tbsp your favourite chilli sauce (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp pickled or fresh jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a high strength blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth
  2. Use as a cheesy topping on Epic Vegan Nachos or dip with Oil-Free Tortilla Chips
  3. Store any leftovers sealed in the fridge for up to a week

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