Paleo Nacho Cheese – Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free nacho cheese that’s perfect for a dip or topped on your burgers and french fries!
This paleo nacho cheese …I just can’t. I have no words other than delicious AF. Seriously, make this recipe and dip all of the things in it. I mean it, DIP.ALL.OF.THE.THINGS. or just eat it by the spoonful. I won’t judge you. I just need you to make it to understand my obsession. You can use this as a dip or top it on your burgers and etc. This pairs nicely with my Whole30 “Cheeseburger” Skillet or you can just make sliders and drizzle some of this paleo nacho cheese on top.
Now before you all come at me and say this isn’t the real deal, well duh it’s not the real deal. I don’t even think “real” nacho cheese is the real deal. So humor me and know that you won’t be eating processed cheese, but will be consuming a gooey sauce that is a pretty damn good (and healthy) rendition of it.
You can definitely make this ahead of time and freeze it for later use. I recommend defrosting it in a saucepan over medium heat, but you can also use a microwave. Just make sure to add water to the paleo nacho cheese for both methods. Start with a couple tablespoons and go from there. The amount you use depends on the consistency you want.
Paleo Nacho Cheese
- 1 cup russet potatoes peeled and diced
- 1 cup carrots peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup water reserved from boiling carrots & potatoes separated
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 3 slices pickled jalapeno slices
- 2 tbsp jalapeno pickling juice
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt more for taste
- 1/2 tsp paprika powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Boil potatoes and carrots for ~20 minutes.
Blend potatoes and carrots in a blender until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients, half of the reserved water and blend together.
Add more water if necessary to get a smooth and "cheesy" texture.
Season with more salt if necessary.
Refrigerate up to 5 days or freeze until ready to use. When reheating add a couple tablespoons of water to help with consistency.
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