Gluten Free, Vegan Nacho Cheese!!

30th July 2020
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Ever since we moved into our new house, Saturday night has become Nacho night. We’ve had a different combination of toppings every time but one thing I’ve been lacking throughout is a good cheese topping! I’ve been wanting something like the cinema nacho cheese dip so I got creating…

Turns out its super duper easy peasy. Takes a few minutes. AND it doesn’t look remotely vegan, if you know what I mean… melted vegan cheese definitely looks ‘different’, doesn’t it?!

And the real test: my boyfriend eats both gluten & dairy. I made a version for myself and then a totally separate, gluten & dairy filled version for him. He couldn’t tell which was which!!!! Result.

vegan loaded nachos with vegan nacho cheese


Let me introduce you into my new best friend. Mister Free’d. If you haven’t tried these before, you need to.

This is especially true if you’re dairy free/vegan as their Cheezie flavour is like nothing else. This was the flavour I chose to use with my vegan nacho cheese.

All gluten free and vegan. Available in Waitrose, Ocado, Planet Organic & Wholefoods. Check out their website for more info.

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I bet you’ve got all of these ingredients in your cupboard!!! Honestly takes 5 mins, max. Game changer for my Nacho Saturdays!!!

Gluten Free, Vegan Nacho Cheese!!

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, english
Keyword: GLUTEN FREE NACHOS, nachos


  • 2 Tbsp butter - I use Dairy Free Flora Spread
  • 2 Tbsp gluten free plain flour
  • 150 grams dairy free cheese
  • 250 ml milk of your choice - Almond/Soya/Oat works best
  • Generous sprinkle of salt and pepper


  • Add the butter to a pan. Heat on a low-medium temperature until its melted.
  • Add the flour and whisk until fully combined. Stirring continuously, allow it to bubble for about 30 seconds, to stop the flour from tasting grainy.
  • Add the milk and whisk again until fully combined.
    >If you’d like the mix to be thicker, leave to simmer for a couple of minutes. If you’d like it to be thinner, add a little more milk and stir until incorporated. It should be the consistency of thick gravy!
  • Take the pan off the heat. Add 1 small handful of cheese and stir until incorporated. Repeat for the rest of the cheese.
  • Once all the cheese is melted, add salt and pepper to taste.


NOTE: Whilst the cheese sauce is cooling down, it will thicken up. If you’d like it runnier, just add more milk and stir, stir, stir!
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*This post was sponsored by Mister Free’d. I approached them because I LOVE their gluten, dairy free cheezie tortilla chips and I wouldn’t want to use any other tortillas under that cheese sauce!!!? *

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