Dairy-Free Nacho Cheese Sauce

Photography By: Colin Hatherill

This nacho cheese recipe delivers on the ooey-gooey, savoury nacho cheese flavour that we know and love. You won’t believe how many vegetables are in it, too! Nutritional yeast, lemon juice and spices are used to create a rich cheesy flavour without any dairy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 16


  • 2 cups of peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup of carrots
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of water (reserved liquid)
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp of salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 dash of cayenne (optional)


  1. Boil potatoes and carrots with 1 teaspoon salt until tender; about 25-30 minutes.
  2. When done, drain and reserve liquid.
  3. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. If cheese is too thick add a little of the reserved liquid, 1-2 tablespoons at a time.
  5. Taste and add ½ teaspoon salt, if necessary.
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