Loaded Vegan Nachos. Crunchy, CHEESY, salty, creamy, zesty and hearty nachos!
Yes, you heard me right! Who doesn’t want a bowl full of nachos? Loaded Vegan Nachos?
Actually me 🙋♀️.
I have to admit, I haven’t had nachos since maybe high school. I think of nachos and I think of super unhealthy fried food. It’s a major turn off. This is why I wanted to recreate something HEALTHY(er) and worth eating. But also so delicious you feel like it’s a guilty pleasure.
Now I can officially say it with confidence: nobody doesn't want a bowl of healthy delicious guilt-free nachos (wink) including ME.
Loaded Vegan Nachos Recipe Variations
You can totally personalize my Loaded Vegan Nacho recipe. It’s really versatile and really easy.
The key is the cheese sauce. I used my own PURE cheese sauce because it’s insanely good. But you can use whatever you’d like, even shredded will work. Try adding meat. Maybe seasoned Impossible type of ground meat or my Walnut Meat is always a really amazing super healthy (made with all natural ingredients like walnuts) addition.
You can add refried beans instead of black beans. Even roasted peppers or corn.
There are lots more fun things you can do with vegan nachos.
My chips are loaded with:
- Tomatoes (salsa or pico de gallo - this is one of my favorite recipes for salsa)
- Black beans
- Red onion
- Sour cream
- Cheese Sauce
Shown above is my PURE cheese (you can make a similar version as well) sauce as well as a homemade sour cream. Sour cream should be mild but still flavorful. Not too salty. Try my homemade cashew sour cream recipe for this. Or use something store bought.
Loaded Vegan Nachos
2 bags of your favorite corn chips
1 avocado, sliced or mashed
1 cup PURE cashew cheese dip
¾ cup vegan sour cream
½ cup pepperoncini
½ cup jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
¾ cup red onion, thinly sliced
tomato or pico de gallo
1 ½ cup black beans, canned (or refried beans work well too but you’ll want to heat them first)
optional toppings: cilantro, shredded cabbage, tomatillo salsa, green onion, refried beans, hot sauce and/or crumbled (vegan) meat.
On a large cookie sheet, layer chips first. Spread them out thin (about 10-12 chips).
Sprinkle chip with half the amounts of black beans, sliced jalapeno pepper, sliced red onion, pepperoncini, and tomato.
Pour half the amount of cheese and sour cream. (tip: I love using a squeeze bottle when I pour sauces over pizza or nachos, etc).
After that layer another round of chips on top of all the sauces and toppings.
Repeat steps 2 and 3.
Loaded Vegan Nachos
- On a large cookie sheet, layer chips first. Spread them out thin (about 10-12 chips).
- Sprinkle chip with half the amounts of black beans, sliced jalapeno pepper, sliced red onion, pepperoncini, and tomato.
- Pour half the amount of cheese and sour cream. (tip: I love using a squeeze bottle when I pour sauces over pizza or nachos, etc).
- After that layer another round of chips on top of all the sauces and toppings.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3.
- Serve immediately.