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Loaded Plant Based Nachos

Loaded Plant Based Nachos

  • Author: Sharon Matten - Kosher Everyday
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Plant Based
  • Diet: Kosher


Loaded Plant Based Nachos are the cheesy, spicy, creamy, tangy, loaded with stuff-you-love nachos!  Piled high with seasoned plant based ground beef, cheddar sauce, sour cream, guacamole, fresh tomatoes, refried beans and olives, they’re a party in your mouth!!! And…they’re plant based & gluten free too!!!


Units Scale

For the ground beef

  • 16ounces plant based ground beef, defrosted (I like Beyond Beef)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic oil, or 1 tablespoon canola oil + 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

For the Cheddar Sauce

  • 8ounces Miyoko’s Roadhouse Pub Cheddar Sauce
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more if necessary

For the Loaded Nachos

  • 913 ounce bag restaurant style tortilla chips
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 16 ounces refried beans with jalapenos (I like Trader Joe’s)
  • 12 ounces plant based sour cream
  • 12 ounces chunky guacamole
  • 3.8 ounce can sliced olives, drained
  • 2 medium jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced

Bonus: Plant Based Cheddar Sauce

  • 6 ounces plant based margarine
  • 6 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 8 ounces plant based cheddar


For the ground beef

  1. Heat the garlic oil in a large skillet. Add the plant based ground beef and sauté until browned, breaking up the large pieces as it’s being cooked.  
  2. Stir in the taco seasoning.  Set aside.

For the Cheddar Sauce

  1. Heat the Pub cheddar and almond milk in a small pot over low heat.  Whisk until smooth, adding additional almond milk until the cheese is a thick, spoonable/pourable consistency.  

For the Loaded Nachos

  1. Spread the taco chips on a half sheet pan.  Spoon the cheddar sauce over the chips.
  2. Sprinkle the seasoned plant based beef over the cheddar sauce.
  3. Top with the Roma tomatoes, 
  4. Transfer the refried beans to a 4-cup microwave safe bowl.  Stir the beans until no longer “can shaped”.  Microwave for a minute and a half, until the beans are warm and smooth.
  5. Spoon the warmed refried beans over the tomatoes.
  6. Dollop large spoonful’s of plant based sour cream over the beans, followed by the guacamole, jalapenos and olives.
  7. Serve immediately to your hungry hoard.

Bonus: Plant Based Cheddar Sauce

If you’re unable to find the Miyoko’s Pub cheddar you  can use 8 ounces of plant based cheddar and bake the cheese with the taco chips for around 10 minutes at 400°F.

You can also make a great plant based cheddar sauce from scratch.

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the margarine over low heat. 
  2. When the margarine is completely melted, add the flour all at once.  Stir until completely combined.
  3. Slowly whisk in the almond milk, until completely smooth.
  4. Add in the cheddar and mustard powder and continue to whisk until the mixture thickens and is very smooth.  
  5. Pour over the taco chips and continue with the Loaded Plant Based Nachos recipe.


You can use or not use any of the ingredients I list in these Loaded Plant Based Nachos. 

If you hate olives…leave them out! 

Don’t have refried beans?  Use drained and rinsed black beans. 

Beans hate you?  Leave them out! 

Don’t have the Pub Cheddar?  You can make a cheddar sauce or just bake the plant based cheese on the taco chips – they may not look pretty or melted but they will taste delicious!

If you’re unable to find the Miyoko’s Pub cheddar you  can use 8 ounces of plant based cheddar and bake the cheese with the taco chips for around 10 minutes at 400°F.

You can even add lettuce shreds to pile these Loaded Plant Based Nachos even higher!



  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 425
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 622.9 mg
  • Fat: 23.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
  • Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.9 mg

Keywords: Plant Based, Plant Based Nachos, Loaded Nachos, Party food, Gluten Free, Nachos, Dairy Free, Superbowl food, Superbowl Snack


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