15 Best Vegan Nacho Recipes [Cashew Cheese, Jackfruit, Pico de Gallo]

These vegan nacho recipes make for the ideal comfort food for meat-free lovers. Perfect for lunches and dinners, they use beautiful spices, mixed with cauliflower, broccoli, or mushrooms for fillings, all housed on beautiful wheat or corn tortillas.

Vegan Nacho Recipes

Vegan cheese nachos are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a summer gathering or Super Bowl party, these recipes will have you covered. Nachos are a great vegan dish because they can be made with dairy-free ingredients that pack a punch. These nacho recipes are easy, tasty, and – most importantly – vegan.

Cashew Cheese Sheet Pan Nachos

Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

These sheet pan nachos are the perfect happy hour appetizer for feeding some non-vegan friends of yours!

Cashew cheese is delicious on nachos because it’s creamy and complements salty chips perfectly. It can be made with either fresh or roasted nuts but tastes as close to the real thing as you can get. You can go nuts with the toppings, but this works best with organic corn chips, cooked lentils, and cooked black beans.

In a preheated oven at 350°F (176°C), cook a layer of the tortilla chips in the sheet pan before adding the black beans and lentils, and top with the cashew cheese. Bake for 15 minutes and you’re done!

Cashew Sour Cream & Tofu Crumble

Cinco De Mayo Vegan Nachos

Cinco de Mayo and nachos go hand-in-hand, and this recipe shows why. There are a lot of nacho fiesta ingredients in this recipe. This plate of cheesy chips, taco crumbs, and beans is outstanding fresh out the oven. Its sour cream and avocado topping create the perfect balance between hot and cold mouthfeel.

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Spicy Tofu Crumbles & Pico de Gallo

Vegan Game Day Nachos

These vegan game day nachos are all you’ve ever wanted in a snack. Spicy tofu crumbles, black beans, pico de gallo, and cheddar sauce are stacked between three layers of tortilla chips. The entire stack is then filled with fresh avocado, scallions, jalapeños, black olives, and a sour cream drizzle.

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Homemade Queso & Yukon Gold Potatoes

Classic Vegan Nachos with Homemade Queso

You can find homemade vegan queso, sweet simple beans, pickled jalapenos, guacamole, and more on these nachos. Ideal for parties and Cinco de Mayo gatherings.

Build these loaded plant-based nachos in several layers so that each bite has a variety of toppings. Top the chips with cheese, salsa, black beans, guacamole, pickled jalapeños, onions, and cilantro. Then we add a second layer of chips and another round of toppings!

Walnuts & Black Beans

Healthy-ish Cheesy Vegan Nachos

Vegan Nachos with vegetables, stretchy nacho cheese, and a walnut-black bean ‘meat’. This topping is essentially a combination of beans, nuts, and spices with a touch of meaty umami flavor. It’s quick and easy, just like any good party dish should be.

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Sweet Potato & Dairy-Free Cheese

Cheerful Vegan Nachos

You can prepare a few ingredients ahead of time and finish with store-bought salsa and guacamole to save time. I invite you to personalize this nacho plate as much as you want! Made with vegan cheese and spicy black bean topping.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Walnuts & Pico De Gallo

Vegan Loaded Nachos

These homemade pan nachos have a lot going on but are well worth the effort. Using vegan taco meat and veggie cheese, made from scratch in around an hour, give or take.

They can be eaten as an appetizer or a side dish in small portions or as a full meal with a whole plate of nachos. Since you can make the vegan walnut meat ahead of time, store it in an airtight container in the fridge, and reheat it the next day, it’s a great meal prep item.

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Spicy Fake ‘Beef’ & Vegan Cheese

Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

There are three ways to tackle this recipe. You can make it from scratch or buy pre-made components. MSG, trans fat, and preservatives are not used in vegan meat and vegetables. Nachos can be served as an appetizer, a side dish, or as a complete meal with a whole plate of nachos. Feel free to get creative with this recipe and add your own toppings!

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Kale & Shiitake Mushrooms

kale and shiitake mushrooms healthy loaded nacho recipe

Kale, shiitake mushrooms, and even more vegetables are packed into these healthy vegan nachos. Made with a ground taco “meat” with walnuts and black beans instead of using fake meat items.

Layered crispy radishes on top for some extra crunch, and topped with a few generous squeezes of lime, top it all off with diced avocado. The cashew cream is colored like nacho cheese since it is made with pumpkin puree. The kale is thinly sliced and tucked away in the middle layer, where it can go unnoticed. Save any leftover ingredients for a vegan taco recipe, meat-free sandwiches, or more nachos later in the week.

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Vegan Queso & Guacamole

The Best Darn Vegan Nachos

Called The Best Damn Vegan Nachos, this is a lofty title for a dish, but these vegan nachos definitely live up to their reputation! The layers of crispy tortilla chips and flavorful toppings are enhanced by a delicious, creamy vegan queso that won’t make you miss the original cheese at all.

The real star of this vegan nacho recipe is the dairy-free queso, which you make by blending broiled eggplant with almond milk, nutritional yeast, and plenty of seasonings. Then, assemble the nachos by layering tortilla chips with plenty of toppings such as black beans, salsa, guacamole, and chopped jalapeño.

Gluten-Free Spicy Garlic Corn

Vegan Dairy-Free Nachos

Baked in the oven under broil, and cooked until the vegan cheese starts to melt. Layered on gluten-free tortillas are homemade guacamole, dairy-free sour cream, chopped onions, and green salsa.

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Cauliflower, Mushroom & Walnut

Most nacho recipes call for some meat such as ground beef or bacon. However, you can still enjoy the full deliciousness of a loaded nacho even if you’re vegan. This vegan taco meat recipe is a versatile replacement for meat in any Tex-Mex meal, including nachos.

Originally conceived as a taco filling, this cauliflower and mushroom mix can easily be adapted for plant-based nachos. You need a base of cauliflower, mushrooms, and walnuts along with plenty of seasonings such as chili powder, cumin, and liquid smoke. Rinse the cauliflower, chop the mushrooms, then pulse the ingredients together in a blender. Cook in a skillet and then add to your nachos.

Healthy Vegan Nachos

Nachos have a reputation for indulgence, and it’s hard to argue when you think of strands of melted cheese and salted chips. However, these nachos are healthy, cutting back on the fat content, and vegan friendly. Now that’s called a power snack!

To make this recipe, you will make your own chips by chopping tortillas into triangles and baking them. Then, make a vegan cheese sauce by blending nutritional yeast, boiled carrots, potatoes, and seasoning. Top your nachos with smoky tofu, sliced vegetables, and the cheese sauce, then bake.

Cauliflower Walnut Crumble

Instead of using ground beef for your nachos, make a vegan-friendly version by using this recipe for cauliflower taco meat. Cauliflower taco meat is far healthier for you than fatty ground beef. It’s also very delicious thanks to the addition of plenty of seasonings.

For this cauliflower filling, pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor or blender along with walnuts, onion, jalapeños, and tomatoes. Season with chili powder, salt, and lemon zest, then bake on a baking sheet. Once your cauliflower “meat” is ready, you can add it to any Tex-Mex recipe, including nachos.

Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos

When it comes to nachos, a good rule of thumb is that the more toppings you add, the better, like in this loaded nacho recipe that uses all-vegan toppings.

Your toppings for this nacho recipe include a loaded black bean medley made with canned black beans, diced red onion, garlic, jalapeño, and plenty of spices. Make your own salsa by chopping up tomatoes, red onion, garlic, corn, and jalapeños. Top tortilla chips with black beans, salsa, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, and sliced radishes, then bake.

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