Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce in a white fondue bowl with a chip being dipped into it

Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

This Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce is made with carrots, beans, plant-based milk, and a few other ingredients for a tasty plant-based “cheese.”

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Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce in a white fondue bowl with a chip being dipped into it
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Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Cups
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Gina Fontana


  • ½ cup carrot peels*
  • ½ cup lima/butter beans (or other neutral flavored white bean)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or other light, neutral oil)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch/flour
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (such as oat, almond, cashew, flax, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch smoked paprika


  • *Scrub the carrots, then peel and discard the outer layer of the carrots. Using the peeler, slice the carrots into thin ribbons. It’s important to make the carrots thin so they can soften easily in the microwave.
  • Place the carrot peels and drained beans into a microwave-safe dish and cover with water. Microwave for 2 minutes. Let the carrots and beans sit in the hot water while you prepare the rest.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until it starts to turn golden. Whisk in the tapioca starch until it absorbs all the oil, then add the nutritional yeast and salt. Whisk to combine. Next, add the milk and whisk until the mixture is relatively smooth. Transfer the mixture to a blender along with the drained carrot peels and beans, apple cider vinegar, and paprika. Blend on high until very smooth and creamy.


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 1239mg52%
Potassium 623mg18%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 5544IU111%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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