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Nutritional Yeast Queso Sauce

What you need: 

1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
dash garlic powder
1 cup water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 cups salsa or 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and peppers
tortilla chips, to serve

What you do: 

1. In a saucepan combine dry ingredients (nutritional yeast, flour, paprika, salt, and garlic powder).
2. Whisk in water. Continue to whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat.
3. Stir in margarine until melted, then stir in salsa. Return to low heat and cook just long enough for salsa to heat.
4. Pour over chips and eat like nachos or use as a dip.
Remember to always whisk it!
Source of recipe: I got this recipe from a friend a couple of years ago and it is by far the best vegan queso I have ever had. Add this to any and all Tex-Mex that you make or use as a spread on sandwiches.

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Very delicious!  I didn't have any garlic powder so instead I used a teaspoon of garlic salt and omitted the regular salt.  Also, I only used 3/4 cup of picante sauce.  It was just what I was craving!  Thanks.


OH MAN!  This is some good sh!t!!!  Tastes just like the kind that you would get on nachos in the cinema (except not gross).

And it was so fast and easy to make!  Seriously foolproof and delicious!  I can't believe it, I have been waiting for something like this.

Totally awesome, three thumbs up, 6 stars, etc, etc.


This recipe is amazing! I have spent hours looking for a delicious and easy sauce to make and this one really hits the spot!

I thought I had salsa but I didn't, so I subbed it for hot enchilada sauce which I think turned out way better as I am not a fan of chunky dips.



Ohmygod this was so awesome.  I used fire roasted tomato salsa and blue corn tortilla chips.  My bf and I ate the whole thing!


This recipe was DELICIOUS. I loved it. I've been lactose intolerant my entire life, so even before I became vegan I could only enjoy mexican cheese dips with the help of a lactaid pill. Now I have a nondairy alternative and a vegan-friendly recipe that far exceeds the original!

This was my first attempt at using nutritional yeast. I had to go to Whole Foods to get it, but I am so glad I did! I followed the recipe almost exactly as instructed, but I didn't add any margarine at all. It didn't seem to make any difference. It was still creamy and delicious. As far as seasoning went, I didn't have any paprika, but I added some garlic based mixed peppers and cumin. Oh, and I highly suggest using extra chunky salsa. Everyone who tried it loved it. I don't have any vegan friends at all, and they couldn't seem to figure out how I had whipped up chile con queso without any kind of dairy! :D


I absolutely love this recipe, it has become a staple in my kitchen. It is so versatile, I am posting a great recipe which uses this sauce!! Thank you so much!! My husband misses cheese a lot and this recipe helps give him a great alternative.


This was pretty good, but too salty for my taste..would reduce it a bit next time.


This is brilliant, thank you.



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