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Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip

Nacho cheese gets a healthy makeover! And it’s dairy free! You’ve got to make this Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip to believe it! Paleo, Whole30, Vegan.

Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30) - DELICIOUS!

Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe


You guys! There are so many exciting things to talk about in this post! First, dairy free nacho cheese. Nacho cheese. That’s dairy free. Dairy Free Nacho Cheese!!!!!! You read that right.


Secondly, it actually, for real tastes like nacho cheese. I’m serious. I know what you’re thinking… There’s no way. It’s made with sweet potatoes for crying out loud. That’s a far cry from cheese.


Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30) - DELICIOUS!


But I am here to tell you that it really, truly tastes like nacho cheese. My very skeptical husband can’t get enough of this dairy free nacho cheese. He mowed down the dip. So I made more because I barely got a bite. And then he slathered it all over his homemade burrito bowl. I’m pretty sure I’ll be stocking up on sweet potatoes from now on.


And the third very exciting thing is that this recipe comes courtesy from the brand new, just released, Ditch the Wheat cookbook.  And the author is letting me give you this amazing Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip recipe from her book! And this cookbook is FABULOUS may I add. 


Ditch The Wheat Cookbook


I am a sucker for good design and this cookbook is one of the best designed cookbooks I’ve seen. It’s absolutely stunning. Just look at that cover! And the inside gets even better. One of the things that sets this cookbook apart from other Paleo cookbooks is that there’s a lot of awesome how-to tutorials and also a fermentation chapter! You know how much I love fermenting allthethings so this chapter was a wonderful surprise. All of the recipes I’ve tried so far have been so good and easy!


(You can buy the cookbook HERE)


So grab yourself a sweet potato and let’s make this super easy Dairy Free Nacho Cheese so you can experience this goodness for yourself! You’re going to love this!


Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30) - DELICIOUS!


Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe:

Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip
Serves: about 1 cup
Nacho cheese gets a healthy makeover in this Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Dip! You have to try it to believe it! Paleo, Whole30, Vegan.
  • 1 large sweet potato (3/4 to 1 pound), peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast (I use THIS)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Crudités or chips of choice, for serving
  1. Place the chopped sweet potato in a 1½-quart pot and fill with enough water to cover.
  2. Cover and boil for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potato is fork-tender. Drain the water from the pot, leaving the sweet potato in the pot.
  3. Add the nutritional yeast, olive oil, onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt, paprika, cumin, and chili powder to the pot. Puree with a hand blender, or transfer the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  4. Transfer the dip to a bowl and serve immediately with your favorite veggies or chips.
Notes from Kelly:
1. Want to skip a few steps? Use 1 cup canned or boxed pumpkin puree instead of cooking the sweet potato!
2. I ran out of regular paprika when I made my 2nd batch so I used smoked paprika and it was delicious! I'll be making it with smoked paprika from now on.
3. You can find nutritional yeast in the health food aisle of your grocery store, most likely right near the baking supplies and spices. If you can't find it, HERE is the link to purchase it online.
4. This dip tastes even better after it's been in the fridge for a few hours or overnight!

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    I love using nutritional yeast so I’ll give this a try. I’m thinking of using a baked sweet potato, since whenever I bake them I usually throw an extra one into the oven. And the cookbook sounds great!

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    Awesome recipe luks simply delicious will try soon I m big fan of urs I hv tried many of your recipes and came out really well. thanks.

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    Is the nutritional yeast required? I’ve never used it and I don’t know that I love the ingredient profile on it. Just curious. Thanks!

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    Well I just made half a recipe before I committed fully, not sure if I’d like the end product. I like the individual ingredients a lot and it works altogether too! Even hubby likes it, but he never did guess what it’s made of so I had to tell him. Mentally I was still expecting something like humus and this is not it. The texture does work like nacho cheese. I used smoked paprika and will try it with regular with the other half of the baked potato! I hope I never have to give up real cheese (never met a real cheese I didn’t like!), but if it ever came to that this would be a good replacement. Thank you for the new taste sensations, Kelly!

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    Oh my goodness this look absolutely DIVINE

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    Tried this recipe some time back. it turned out delicious. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for the recipe Kelly. It looks delicious, will try this weekend.


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    thank you for this dip. I love it.

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