Vegan Queso

easy homemade vegan queso the urben life blog

Remember when I visited V-Eats and told you how obsessed I was with their vegan queso?! Well, I was craving it so much, that I decided to make my own! When we were at the restaurant, our waiter told us their recipe includes potatoes, carrots, onions, and nutritional yeast. That’s all I needed for a place to start! 

Since I didn’t want the queso to be too oniony, I only added onion powder. I also wanted to add a little kick to this, so I added a few shakes of red pepper flakes and hot sauce!

This cheese sauce is full of flavor and so creamy, you’ll forget your eating veggies. Admittedly to some, it may have somewhat of an acquired taste… But if you’re accustomed to eating dairy-free cheeses, you know what I’m talking about. This queso/cheese sauce is great with chips, on tacos, or melted with pasta for a creamy mac n cheese!

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Vegan Queso
Serves: 4-6

2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Optional: red pepper flakes, hot sauce


1. Boil the potatoes and carrots until soft. Once softened, transfer to food processor.

2. Add all the following ingredients into food processor and run on medium/high speed until smooth. Scrape down sides, as needed. Taste seasonings and adjust.

Serve and enjoy!

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This does reheat well! Melt in a pot on the stove or microwave in 30-second increments.

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32 thoughts on “Vegan Queso

  1. What an interesting recipe! I’m really new to vegan cheeses, but as I try to keep kosher it’s important to learn dairy substitutes as we cannot eat meat with dairy. I’m definitely going to give this recipe a shot.

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  2. Never in a million years would you know by looking that this queso is full of veggies, rather than cheese! This would be a great way to sneak some veggies into a kids’ plate as well. My parents are vegetarian, so they eat the veggie cheese. I will eat it on a sandwich, and you really can’t tell the difference.

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  3. This looks so creamy and delicious. I’m going to whip up a batch and try it over elbow noodles for a vegan mac & cheese! Have you tried freezing it? If it freezes well, I will make a couple large batches, divide them and in the freezer. This way, any time I want mac & cheese all I have to do is cook the pasta and defrost some of this Queso!

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    1. It’s so creamy, I can’t get enough! Mmm it’s delicious over noodles 🙂 I have not tried freezing it yet, so I can’t say if it freezes well or not. If you try, please let me know! Enjoy!!


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