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 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
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 and Tofu Crumbles
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.
Spicy Tofu Crumbles and Pico de Gallo
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.
Homemade Queso and Yukon Gold Potatoes
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.
We like to make nachos in several layers so that each bite has a variety of toppings. Top the chips with cheese, salsa, black beans, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, onions, and cilantro. Then we add a second layer of chips and another round of toppings!
Walnuts and Black Beans
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.
Sweet Potato and Vegan Cheese
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.
Sundried Tomato Walnuts and Pico De Gallo
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.
Spicy Fake ‘Beef’ and Vegan Cheese
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!
Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms
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.
Vegan Queso and Guacamole
These hearty nachos are packed with tortilla chips, guacamole, black beans, and salsa are covered in a vegan queso sauce. This recipe is straightforward and undetectably vegan. It makes a huge batch and leftovers can be stored for up to five days.
Gluten-Free Spicy Garlic Corn
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.