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Vegan Queso Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


This Vegan Chipotle Cheese Sauce is made with cashews, garlic, nutritional yeast, chipotle peppers, chili powder, paprika, and blended with hot water.


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy, adding more hot water as needed to blend until creamy and smooth. I would use a high speed blender for this.
  2. Taste and adjust flavor as needed adding more nutritional yeast for cheesiness, salt to taste, or chipotle for heat. If the consistency gets too thin, feel free to add more cashews and if its too thick, add more hot water.
  3. Use potato chips to dip!


Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can be found in the ethnic food section of your grocery store. This will give the dip a lot of heat, and feel free to alter the amount.

You should use raw cashews for a smoother texture. If you use roasted cashew, you’re essentially eating altered nut since it was removed from its shell, and that changes the texture.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 92.3
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 119.7 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.0 mg