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Loaded Nachos with Vegan Cheese Sauce

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Loaded Nachos with Vegan Cheese Sauce

Loaded Nachos with Vegan Cheese Sauce

Hello friends! Every once in a while, I make a BIG batch of loaded nachos for family dinner (we call it Nacho Night), and I wanted to share its recipe with you all.

I like to make my own nacho chips (recipe below), but feel free to use store-bought chips if you want.

The vegan sauce/queso is the star of this dish. It’s thick, cheesy, saucy, and so delicious (it’s also versatile – I use it to prepare mac & cheese regularly). Super easy to put together and is ready with just 6 simple ingredients.

Let’s go!



Loaded Nachos with Vegan Cheese Sauce
5 from 1 vote

Loaded Nachos with Vegan Cheese Sauce

Delicious loaded nachos with vegan cheese sauce.
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Course -Dinner
Cuisine -Mexican
Keyword -mexican, nacho
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -18 minutes
Total Time -28 minutes
Servings -3 people
Calories -663kcal


To Prepare Bean Mixture,

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1.5 cups red beans (canned or cooked)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (plus more)
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn (boiled)

To Prepare Tortilla Chips,

To Prepare Vegan Cheese Sauce,


Step A : Prepare the bean mixture

  • Set a pan over medium heat. Add olive oil.
  • Once it's hot, add garlic + onion and stir-sauté for 2 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add cooked or canned (drained) red beans + salt + pepper + smoked paprika + 1 tablespoon taco seasoning.
  • Mix well and stir-cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add bell pepper + sweet corn and stir-cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and set it aside.

Step B : Prepare the tortilla chips

  • Let's make tortilla chips (skip this step if you're using store-bought chips). Brush a tortilla with olive oil and generously sprinkle taco seasoning on top. Repeat this for the rest of the tortillas - stacking them on top of each other.
  • Using a knife, divide the tortillas into half, then into quarters, then into 8 equal triangles.
  • Place them on an olive oil brushed baking tray and bake at 160 C (320 F) for 5-6 minutes, or until they're crispy. Tortilla chips are ready. Transfer to a platter and let them cool.

Step C : Prepare the vegan cheese sauce

  • Meanwhile, let's prepare the vegan cheese sauce. Set a saucepan over medium heat. Add coconut milk + salt + onion powder + garlic powder + smoked paprika + tapioca starch powder + nutritional yeast.
  • Whisk well to combine and bring to a boil. Boil for about 20-30 seconds, or until it's nice and thick. Turn off the heat and set it aside.

Step D : Assemble

  • Sprinkle the bean mixture on top of the tortilla chips. Then pour the vegan cheese sauce (evenly). Top with freshly chopped bell peppers + olives + jalapeño + cilantro.
  • Loaded nachos with vegan cheese sauce is ready. Enjoy!


  1. The nutrition chart does not contain the macros from toppings like olives, jalapeño, and cilantro. 


Calories: 663 kcal | Carbohydrates: 85 g | Protein: 20 g | Fat: 29 g | Saturated Fat: 18 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Sodium: 745 mg | Potassium: 900 mg | Fiber: 13 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 731 IU | Vitamin C: 27 mg | Calcium: 190 mg | Iron: 9 mg

If you liked this Loaded Nachos with Vegan Cheese Sauce recipe, check out this delicious Vegan Couscous Salad (with cajun spice seasoning) I posted earlier.

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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this and had it with a chipotle / adobo soup. Really good – especially the cheese!

    1. Veganbell says:

      Thanks for sharing, Ramya. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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