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Hand Dipping a Chip into a Bowl of Nacho Cauliflower Cheese Topped with Salsa and Chives
That’s Nacho Cauliflower Cheese!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Yup, that's cauliflower cheese! Specifically, that's nacho cauliflower cheese that's totally vegan and actually healthy. Feel free to face plant. No regrets!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours and drained
  • 1 cup unsweetened unflavored soy or almond milk, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup vinegar-based hot sauce, like Cholula
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup jarred tomato salsa, optional
  1. Place the cauliflower and carrots into a medium saucepan and cover with water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat and allow to simmer until the veggies are very tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain into a colander.
  2. Place the carrots and cauliflower into the bowl of a food processor and add all other ingredients except the salsa. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add more milk to thin if you'd like. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Scrape the mixture into a bowl, and swirl in the salsa, if using.
  4. Serve with chips.
Nutrition Facts
That’s Nacho Cauliflower Cheese!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Sodium 903mg38%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 16.8g6%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6.3g13%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.