Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vegan Nachos! (for dinner?!)

One day Caitlin was craving some nachos and so that's what we ate for dinner. I love when cravings solve the problem of what to eat for dinner! Everything seems so simple after that's established.

Nachos for dinner. Not the healthiest option maybe but not entirely bad either. We have been know to have similar "junk food" dinners before. You've got protein, carbs, and veggies - it's all good :)

We tried this nacho cheese from Follow Your Heart and it was good. I think it provided a little extra nacho something but it wasn't entirely distinctive as a nacho cheese. I will say it was very easy to grate, which is always nice in my books.

YUM! I wish I could just grab a loaded nacho chip right now!

Vegan Nachos
1 bag of restaurant style tortilla chips
1 ½ to 2 cups of vegan cheese like Follow Your Heart Nacho style
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 package of vegan chorizo
½ cup to 1 cup salsa
1 bunch of green onions (approx. 5), sliced thin
whatever else you can think to add

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Heat ½ tbsp. of olive oil in a pan on medium. Once hot add the bell pepper and cook until slightly softened, about 5-7 mins stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a separate pan, add the chorizo and cook on medium until somewhat browned. Once browned, or cooked through, set aside.

Cover the base of an oven-safe dish with tortilla chips. Layer half the chorizo, peppers, salsa, and cheese. Add another layer of chips and the rest of the goodies. Place in the until the cheese looks melted – we found the cheese never really reached a “melted” state so if the chips start browning you can take it out.

Lastly, garnish with green onions!


  1. This sounds so great. I rarely make nachos because they seem like such a process, but they're really pretty easy, aren't they? I would totally eat this for dinner!

    1. Oh yes! They're pretty much a snap to make :)

      Thank you!!


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