Feb 06, 2016

VIDEO: Vegan, Oil-free and Nut-free Nacho Cheeze Sauce


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Holy guacamole! This nacho sauce is fantastico and a perfect addition to your game day menu… sorry I’m so late in publishing this but I hope there will still be time to gather these ingredients for tomorrow’s big game if you want to try it.

As I mention in the video, this recipe has been all over the internet in a variety of ways… some use cashews to help give it a creamier consistency and that fatty mouth-feel that real cheese has, but I’m slimming down on ALL my fats, including nuts. This is a result of getting quite an education with my e-Cornell  course as I’m working towards my plant-based nutrition certificate (yay!). So much to learn and some of my stable data has been shaken to its core! More on that later, but for now, here is an oil-free AND nut-free sauce that will make you cheer!

Enjoy the video!


Healthy trails,







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Oil-free, Nut-free, Vegan Nacho Cheeze Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

A low-fat, super tasty dip to spice up your chips (and your party)!


  • 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium-large carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper (or fresh, chopped)
  • 1 TBS miso paste
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4-1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk


  1. Cover the potatoes, carrots and red bell pepper (if using fresh) with water and simmer until tender (10-15 min).
  2. Place veggies and remaining ingredients (except the salsa), and 1/2 of the milk in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add more milk as needed to adjust the thickness to your liking.
  4. Add the salsa and just stir in or blend for a second or two.
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8 responses to “VIDEO: Vegan, Oil-free and Nut-free Nacho Cheeze Sauce”

  1. Can’t wait to try it!! I loved your video!!

  2. Vanessa says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and have tried several of your recipes. They’re all good! I think it’s wonderful that you are now doing videos.

  3. Diane says:

    Loved the video – anything I could substitute for miso paste? A virtual unknown commodity in this country (Ecuador). Thank you.

    • helynskitchen says:

      Hi Diane! There isn’t really a sub for miso. You could certainly just omit it. I add it for the probiotic benefits ๐Ÿ™‚ but it also adds a little sodium to the sauce. If you want, you could also just add a tsp of tamari or other low-sodium soy sauce. Hope this helps!!

  4. Susan says:

    This looks great! What brand hot sauce do you use?

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