Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Hello, I’m back from my break with this nacho cheese dip recipe. This was something I originally made to go with some food for New Year’s Eve, and a few people over onย my Instagram asked for the recipe. So I decided to make a proper recipe for it

Yield; Roughly 500ml Cook time; 10 minutes

You’ll need;

  1. 25g dairy free butter, I usedย Flora Plant Butter which I buy from Tesco. You can also buy it from ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons
  2. 25g plain, all purpose flour
  3. 300ml plant milk, I use Alpro soya original chilled. It isn’t unsweetened, but it doesn’t contain more sugar than dairy milk does, so I find it very useful for cooking with. Whichever milk you use, make sure it’s no sweeter than dairy milk (so no more than 5g of sugar per 100ml), and make sure it doesn’t contain additional flavouring, like vanilla. That wouldn’t be suitable for savoury foods
  4. 200g dairy free grated cheese. I used Epic Mature cheese by Violife. You can buy this from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Tesco
  5. A pinch of salt
  6. Optional – a couple of teaspoons of hot sauce

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Method;

  • Start by melting the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. While the butter melts, I just pop the milk in the microwave for a couple of minutes to heat up
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  • Next, add the flour and give it a couple of minutes to cook, stirring frequently
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  • Now you can start to add the milk, a little at a time, until it’s all incorporated
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  • Next, add in the cheese and keep stirring until fully melted
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  • Once the mixture has thickened, season with a pinch of salt and the hot sauce if using. I was given the hot sauce by Mahi for free as a PR sample, but I’m not obligated to post and all opinions expressed are my own
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  • Now it’s ready to serve. I topped some tortilla chips with a homemade black bean & jackfruit chilli, and then the nacho cheese

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I really like adding a little heat to the cheese, this hot sauce worked so well for this

You can store the left over nacho cheese in an air tight container in the fridge. You can re-heat the sauce in a small saucepan over a low to medium heat. Once you’ve re-heated it, it may be a little too thick. If so, just add a small splash of plant milk to rectify this

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