Nacho Not-Ya Cheese!


If you Love cheese like I do, then this Nacho Not-Ya Cheese recipe is for you!

I’m taking a break from cheese as is often best in winter season to help purify the body and kindle agni in cold climate. But I MISS cheese! This Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe with Nutritional Yeast is the perfect fix. It’s easy, you can add different spices according to your doshic constitution and it tastes great. It even fooled my family at the oscar party we hosted this weekend. =) Have it with rice chips, tortilla chips, blanched vegetables like asparagus, over quinoa pasta and more. There are a hundred ways to use this delicious sauce. I used 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, organic whole wheat flour, organic stone ground mustard and earth balance as well as omitted the tomatoes and salt. It tasted like the perfect fondue!

I’d like to thank Jordan Halliday for posting this incredible recipe and for help change my life as a happy cheese eater. 

Namaste & Enjoy!

Spicy Nutritonal Yeast (Nacho) Cheese Dip

Back before there were the many vegan cheese varieties of today, we had our nutritional yeast. I still really enjoy this cheese alternative. This is of the spicy variety. Perfect for dipping tortilla chips in or pouring over chips for nachos. If you hold out on the hot sauce it is less spicy and still tasty and can be used for mac & cheese, or over broccoli or a pizza.


  • 1 Cup — Cold Water
  • 1/4 Cup — Unbleached Flour
  • 1/4 Cup — Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon — Earth balance)
  • 1 teaspoon — Salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon — Minced Garlic (can substitute with garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon — Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon — Favorite Hot Sauce (I used Tapatio)
  • (optional) — diced tomatoes, jalapenos, salsa, etc. (I like a less chunky sauce)


Melt Earth Balance in a small sauce pan over low heat.

In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients.

Whisk in water until there are no clumps left.

Stir in remaining ingredients (hot sauce, garlic, and mustard)

Add mixture to sauce pan and heat over medium setting.

Stir frequently until desired thickness is reached.

Put in fancy cup & enjoy.
As I said before you can add additional ingredients to your liking. If you prefer a chunkier, spicer cheese dip adding sliced jalapenos & tomatoes go perfect in this and can be added after or during step 4.
Stores & reheats easy.
If it solidifies adding a tiny amount of water and reheating should fix the problem.

-Jordan Halliday



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