With just eight ingredients, you can have yourself a bowl of warm, dip-worthy give-me-a-kick vegan sweet potato nacho cheese. Steamed sweet potatoes, filtered water, zippy lemon juice, cheesy nutritional yeast, garlic, arrowroot powder, salt, and cayenne pepper are blended to silky smooth perfection. Then, the cheese is warmed in a saucepan until thick and bubbly. The final touch? A can of green chilis to add spicy warmth and a pop of tangy flavor.
Course: Cheese, Snack
2cupspeeled and cubed sweet potatoes
1 1/2tablespoonsarrowroot powder
3/4teaspoonfine-grain sea salt or to taste
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 (4-ounce)canhatch green chiles
Steam the sweet potatoes for 25-30 minutes or until very tender. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Add the steamed sweet potatoes, water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic, arrowroot powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper to a high-powered blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until the mixture is completely smooth.
Pour the mixture into a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
Whisk continuously for five minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
Turn off heat and stir in the green hatch chilis.
Pour into a bowl and serve alongside tortilla chips.
To reheat: simply add the nacho cheese to a saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk. If the mixture is too thick, whisk in water 1 tablespoon at a time.