Nachos are an excellent shareable appetizer or meal, and there’s no good reason why vegans can’t still enjoy them.
By making your vegan cheese sauces and taco meat blends, you’ll be ready to enjoy fresh, homemade vegan nachos any time of day.
Below, you’ll find our list of the best and easiest vegan nachos recipes to impress your family and friends or devour yourself!
Rainbow Plant Life, run by Nisha Vora, is a vegan blog and YouTube channel where you can learn how to make the most flavorful, vibrant vegan dishes out there.
The best part of this vegan nachos recipe is that several other delicious Rainbow Plant Life are listed within the overall recipe. They suggest adding their signature vegan queso, refried beans, walnut-mushroom taco meat, pico de gallo, guacamole, pickled onions, and vegan sour cream.
These vegan nachos couldn’t be easier with step-by-step pictures and instructions, and they come out so gourmet and special every time.
Nora Cooks, of course, run by Nora herself, is a vegan food blog with an overwhelming amount of amazing vegan recipes.
Using TVP (textured vegetable protein) to make the “beef” and Nora Cooks’ own vegan nacho cheese sauce as the base, the nachos are finally topped with fresh, tasty ingredients like tomatoes, jalapeños, guacamole, onion, cilantro, and hot sauce.
And even better yet, Nora Cooks offers an allergy-friendly version of this recipe where you can swap out the above cheese sauce for this nut-free vegan cheese sauce instead.
Loving It Vegan is a vast wealth of vegan recipes and resources, all created and run by Alison Andrews. If you’re ever looking for a quick, easy, and great-tasting vegan meal, you can count on Loving It Vegan.
This version of vegan nachos calls for one batch of Loving It Vegan’s own vegan taco “meat” made from a fabulous combination of walnuts and tofu. It’s also baked instead of sauteed, making it slightly healthier and more hands-off.
And, of course, don’t forget Loving It Vegan’s vegan nacho cheese to go on top.
When the nachos have been assembled, Alison suggests topping them with an excellent variety of toppings like avocados, black beans, pico de gallo, etc.
Create. Nourish. Love. is a vegan food blog run by a vegan dietitian and recipe developer, Christina. She creates health-forward, soul-feeding recipes that are plant-focused and delicious at the same time.
Her easy vegan nachos are everything the name promises: unbelievably easy and quick. There is no need to make a vegan cheese sauce or beef mix in this recipe, and you won’t even miss them at all. Instead, the recipe calls for vegan shredded cheese and black beans.
You’ll only need enough time to throw the base and all of the toppings (salsa, guacamole, cilantro, etc.) together and an extra 10-15 minutes to bake everything. After that, you have tasty vegan nachos fresh out of the oven and ready to enjoy.
Though the Minimalist Baker blog is no longer entirely plant-based, the archive is still bursting with vegan gems, and new vegan recipes are constantly being added. Minimalist Baker is one of the best resources for easy, quick vegan recipes.
This recipe calls for a pre-made batch of Minimalist Baker’s own cashew-less vegan queso to get your nachos as cheesy as possible.
You’ll also want to add the fun toppings like salsa, jalapeños, onions, guacamole, and hot sauce.
After making the vegan queso recipe, the rest is easy and fast. So, if you have a batch of the queso on hand, you now know exactly what to do with it!
A Couple Cooks is run by Sonja and Alex, a vegetarian married couple who are focused on all things health and love to share fulfilling, enriching recipes for people of all lifestyles and who eat all kinds of diets.
The best part of their vegan nachos is that you’ve got loads of options for how you want to make your base.
Maybe you want to try out their Vegan Walnut Taco Meat. Or if that doesn’t sound good, maybe you’ll like the Smoky Instant Pot Lentils. Or instead, you could try their Lentil Taco Filling.
And finally, to finish up your base, you’ll want to make a batch of their easy Vegan Nacho Cheese. Everything gets topped off with salsa, onions, hot sauce, and cilantro.
Astra, Laura, and Luca are a vegetarian family from Ireland and Spain that have built this beautiful filly-vegetarian food blog with endless recipes.
The vegan “minced meat” in this loaded vegan nachos recipe calls for is unique because it’s made with cauliflower and is given a chipotle spice as well. This will be unlike some of the other taco meats on this list, and it’s sure to be a fun new recipe for nacho night.
They also suggest making a cashew-based cheese dip to drizzle on top, and then you can add tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, avocado, sweet corn, etc.
Serious Eats, a huge food website with more than 7 million monthly readers, is not an all-vegan food blog, but they do share useful and tasty vegan recipes from time to time.
Their nachos are to die for, especially because they also link to a lot of their former recipes to use as components for these nachos, just like many of the others on this list. So you’ll want to give their Vegetarian Bean Chili, Spicy Vegan Refried Beans, Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce, and Roasted Tomato Salsa a try.
The creator of Eat Plant-Based is Terri, also a Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She focuses on plant-heavy recipes with excellent nutritional properties, and her vegan food blog is golden for this.
Eat Plant-Based suggests making your crispy tortilla chips out of fresh corn tortillas, then cut them into strips and throw them into the oven.
This recipe also calls for bulgur in the taco “meat” topping, and it’s a unique and exciting addition that tastes great and adds a nice texture.
Chloe Ting is a YouTube and Instagram sensation that rose to fame by sharing her health and fitness tips and workouts. She now also uses her website to share delicious, health-conscious recipes.
She calls for TVP and a homemade sour cream topping in her vegan nachos. After these, you’ll make a batch of fresh guacamole, following Chloe’s lead.
The final product is topped with amazing things like bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeños, etc.
Karissa has been vegan since 2016, and because she struggled in her transition to veganism, she wants to help those who may be in the same situation. Her recipes are helpful for beginners or even anyone who is just veg-curious.
These sheet pan nachos are assembled and then thrown into the oven to warm and crisp up, and the result is a huge, shareable, delicious pan full of vegan nachos.
Karissa uses vegan shredded cheese here, but she calls for making your own homemade vegan nacho cheese sauce to go along with it. There’s also a great vegan sour cream recipe.
Lexi and Beth, a vegan mother-daughter duo that loves to veganize and add plants to your favorite meals, are the minds behind Crowded Kitchen. They also focus on ease and health, so these recipes are great weeknight ideas.
As usual, you can count on Crowded Kitchen to throw in some delicious recipes for Vegan Cheese Sauce and Vegan Sour Cream that will top off your nachos perfectly.
They then call for cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, avocado, cilantro, and lime as toppings for the nachos.
Faith, a young mom who is now living in Malaysia, has been vegan since 2013 and started The Conscientious Eater. Since then, she’s been sharing healthy, plant-focused but still delicious vegan recipes.
Her vegan nachos deliver on the promise of being healthy and fulfilling and tasty. They provide a unique spin on what you think you know about nachos and use hummus and the soft, thick cheese-like sauce.
This recipe is also special because of the use of tofu as plant-based meat. Once seasoned with your favorite packet of taco seasoning mix, you’re almost ready to dig in.
These nachos are then finally topped with an array of fresh vegetables like avocado, salsa, cilantro, and jalapeños.
It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken is brought to us by Sam from Canada, who has been vegan since 2012.
She explains that she was bummed about all the food she’d be missing out on when she first went vegan. So she made this amazing food blog filled with tasty recipes to inspire both herself and us. She hasn’t felt bummed since!
Her nachos call for a pre-made batch of another one of her signature recipes: Stretchy Melty Gooey Vegan Nacho Cheese. Once you’ve made that, you only have to throw together the rest of your base and topping before you can begin enjoying these vegan nachos.
Don’t forget to add tomatoes, black olives, green onions, jalapeño, avocado, etc.
Stephanie, a self-described nutrition nerd and vegan foodie, is the creator of That Vegan Babe, who loves to share healthy, yummy vegan recipes. Her website is chock-full of vegan recipes that anyone can make and love.
This is another hands-on recipe that calls for fresh, homemade tortilla chips and a That Vegan Babe-created vegan nacho cheese sauce along with a tofu-black bean taco mix.
The flavors in each component are unbeatable. Because every part is seasoned thoroughly, you’ll have endless layers of flavor and bite.
And finally, you won’t want to miss the tomato, green onions, and black olives that Stephanie suggests you top your nachos with.
Love and Lemons, run by a vegetarian couple based in Chicago, is another fabulous resource for finding loads of vegan recipes. They do have some vegetarian recipes on their site, but a large portion of the recipes are either already vegan or effortlessly veganize-able.
This recipe, however, needs no veganizing. Love and Lemons have made a delicious loaded vegan nachos recipe for all to enjoy.
Look no further if you’re looking for a good way to hide some veggies into your meals for your kids or maybe even for yourself. There are actually hidden kale and shiitake mushrooms in this recipe!
You’ll also top these vegan nachos with a lot of crisp, fresh vegetables that also pack many health benefits. For example, the recipe calls for scallions, radishes, avocado, and cilantro, to name a few.
Heartful Table is another one of the many amazing all-vegan food blogs that constantly share new, exciting vegan recipes for beginners and veterans of veganism alike.
You can find another great cashew-based cheese sauce here that is creamy and dreamy. Heartful Table also gives great directions on making tasty, smoky beans to top the nachos with.
Once you’re finished with the base, you’ll want to add all your favorite toppings and maybe some of the suggestions: gherkins, lime, avocado, etc.
Connoisseurus Veg is created and run by Alissa, a vegan foodie who used to be an attorney. Her vegan food blog is almost a decade old now, which means that you can often find new delicious recipes, but you can also browse the expansive archive.
Again, you guessed it, to make this recipe, you’ll need to follow Connoisseurus Veg’s cheese sauce recipe and her refried beans recipe.
On top, you’ll add homemade guacamole, black olives, scallions, tomatoes, and jalapeños. Of course, you won’t need too long to throw this all together, and you’ll need even less time to devour this delicious vegan nacho recipe.
Vegan Huggs, named slightly after Melissa Huggins, the creator, is a vegan food site that specializes in amazing vegan recipes that even non-vegans will adore.
Once you’ve followed this Easy Vegan Nacho Cheese recipe, you’ll want to begin on the 5-Ingredient Vegan Sour Cream recipe.
Don’t forget your toppings, and then you’re ready to devour!
Kathy, who runs Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen, is a whole-food plant-based focused vegan who keeps her mind set on the health and positive environmental impacts of veganism. She shares delicious vegan recipes that follow this philosophy.
You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Vegan Lentil Taco “Meat” recipe. It’s full of onion, garlic, jalapeño, and fire-roasted tomatoes, guaranteeing that your nachos will be absolutely bursting with flavor and brightness.
We, of course, also can’t forget the Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe that Kathy calls for, especially because it’s such a nourishing, plant-forward sauce that you can enjoy knowing you’re enriching your body.
Very Veganish, like the name, is run by a veganish person named Abi. She admits that she sometimes strays from her plant-based diet, but it’s scarce. Her website is almost 100% full of vegan recipes and resources.
The best part about this recipe is that Abi provides two options for you: homemade or store-bought.
If you don’t feel like making all of the different components into these loaded vegan nachos, you can buy vegan shredded cheese, vegan sour cream, and pre-packaged pico de gallo instead.
But if you’d rather go for something more gourmet, she also provides the recipes to do so. Her Vegan Queso Cheese Sauce mimics the taste and texture of Velveeta, and her Vegan Sour Cream is quick and easy.
The Hidden Veggies is a genius vegan food blog run by a mom of two young vegan-since-birth sons. She has loads of experience with getting her family to eat healthy, easy vegan meals and by hiding veggies, and that’s why this food blog is so amazing.
This recipe is full of all of the usual recipe links, Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce, Vegan Taco Meat, and Vegan Sour Cream, but it has a surprise element: the dreamy Garlic Cilantro Sauce.
These loaded vegan nachos are just that – completely loaded!
BBC Food, an amalgamation of all of BBC’s programs’ recipes, has a surprising amount of amazing vegan recipes available on its site.
These nachos are no exception because BBC Food provides a unique and exciting way to make the nacho cheese sauce here. They use butternut squash and cashew butter blended up with spices to make a thick, soft vegan nacho cheese sauce.
They top their nachos with tomatoes, onions, avocado, and cilantro.
Emilie Eats is a food, nutrition, and lifestyle blog run by Emilie, who has been vegan for more than five years now and loves to focus on healthy, nutritious recipes.
The thing that makes these nachos special is the addition of the slightly sweet, super starchy, and hearty sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also super healthy as well.
This recipe is quick and easy to make. You only have to throw the toppings on the cooked sweet potatoes, and then you’re ready to go.
The Feed Feed is a site that combines many different recipes from different creators all in one place. They have an entire vegan section on their website, so be sure to check that out.
In these cheesy nachos, you’ll drown them in the delicious vegan nacho cheese sauce that the recipe helps you make, and then you’ll top them with all your favorite toppings.
This one is easy and low-maintenance, and it’ll be gone in only moments.
The Vegan Atlas, created by Nava Atlas, is a fantastic resource for vegans and non-vegans alike. The focus is on getting as many people to go vegan as possible. With endless tips and recourses available on the website, this is one of the best vegan sites.
The recipe calls for plant-based beefy crumbles or grounds, and you could make their recipe, Walnut and Tempeh Taco Filling or go for a more accessible option like Beyond Beef Feisty Plant-Based Crumbles.
Then, you’ll top everything with vegan shredded cheese, corn, jalapeños, avocado, etc.
Pulses, a site dedicated to edible seeds in the legume family (chickpeas, lentils, dry peas, beans, etc.), share recipes to use more of these superfoods frequently.
As can be expected, they call for both chickpeas and black beans for the nacho topping in this recipe. They’re seasoned and cooked well, and they become melt-in-your-mouth delicious when you’re done.
You’ll also add salsa, hot sauce, and cilantro, among the suggested nacho toppings.
Hot for Food is one of the oldest and most famous vegan sites, run by Lauren Toyota, whose vegan channels and blogs are well-known and well-loved even beyond the vegan community.
And you can always trust Lauren to throw together something comforting and delicious. She doesn’t disappoint with this one.
You’ll need to make a batch of her famous Vegan Nacho Cheese and a batch of Cashew Sour Cream.
And when the nachos are all piled together, you’ll be thanking Lauren for this wonderful recipe.
My Whole Food Life is a vegan food blog that focuses on health and whole foods. They say the inspiration for the blog was to set a good, healthy example for their two daughters.
These nachos come together in no time. You only need to whip up the Dairy-Free Cheese Sauce and pile on all of your tasty nacho toppings, and you’re ready to dig in.
Easy Vegan Nachos Recipes, Final Thoughts
Though the fantastic recipes in this list provide many great ways to make your vegan nacho toppings, if you’re looking for even further inspiration, you could check out our Easy Vegan Sour Cream Recipes or even our Easy Vegan Chili Recipes.