Whole30 + Dairy Free Queso Nacho Cheese Recipe – a 4 ingredient paleo cashew queso cheese sauce that is made in your blender! Gluten free, grain free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.

tortilla chip dipping in to a white bowl of queso nacho cheese

You are not going to believe how delicious this dairy free + whole30 queso nacho cheese sauce is! It tastes EXACTLY like queso, but is made from cashews and just 3 other ingredients in your blender!

It comes out silky smooth, cheesy tasting with a little bit of a kick. Ready in just 5 minutes!

queso nacho cheese in a white bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

Ingredients in Whole30 Dairy Free Cashew Queso

All you need is 4 simple ingredients, and your high speed blender to make this queso.

    • raw cashews (if you have a high speed blender you don’t even have to soak them!)
    • bone broth (link to my homemade version, which gives it the most flavor!)
    • diced green chiles (the whole can, don’t drain out the juice)
    • taco seasoning (link to my homemade version, which is sugar and chemical free!)

Combine everything in your blender, blend on high for 90 seconds, and it’s ready to go! If you hav a high speed blender there is no need to soak the cashews. My blender does a great job of breaking them down and getting them silky smooth.

If you don’t have a high speed blender, soak your cashews overnight in water, or do a quick soak in boiling water for 1 hour. Will make the cashews much softer and easier to blend up.

steps of making dairy free whole30 queso nacho cheese

Copycat Siete Nacho Cashew Queso Recipe

I got the inspiration for this recipe when I saw Siete released a dairy free nacho cashew queso. Blew my mind! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Only problem was, it kept selling out online, and no stores near me carried it.

Rather than waiting forever to get my hands on some, I decided to make my own! I consulted the label on the Siete cashew queso, and tweaked a few other recipes I saw online. Got the recipe perfect, and now I can enjoy it at home for a fraction of the price of buying it!

hand dipping a tortilla chip in queso nacho cheese in a white bowl

Serving Whole30 + Dairy Free Queso Nacho Cheese

The great thing about this queso is you can enjoy it room temp or warm! Regular queso gets chunky and gross when it’s not served warm. But this cashew queso can be room temp and still creamy and delicious!

If you want it warm, you can heat it on the stove or in the microwave. If microwaving, be sure you stir it every 10 seconds. If you let it boil too much it gets hard and chunky on the edges. You want to gently bring it to heat.

You can enjoy it with Siete Tortilla Chips, my favorite grain free paleo + clean eating tortilla chip that is made from cassava flour and cooked in avocado oil. Even though Siete Tortilla Chips are made with whole30 compliant ingredients, you’ll want to wait to enjoy chips until after your Whole30 since chips are not whole30 compliant. Instead you could use cut up veggies or homemade kale chips!

This queso is also great drizzled on your favorite mexican dishes, like a burrito bowl or tacos!

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Whole30 + Dairy Free Queso Nacho Cheese


  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
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Ingredients

1 cup organic raw, unsalted cashews

1/2 cup organic chicken stock (link to my homemade, which is the BEST!)

1 teaspoon taco seasoning (link to my homemade, which is sugar and chemical free)

4-ounce can organic diced green chiles (the chiles AND the juice in the can)


Instructions

Combine all ingredients in your high speed blender. Blend on high speed for for 90 seconds,

Serve room temperature, or heat on the stove to serve warm. If heating in the microwave, do it in 10 second intervals stirring after frequently to avoid it getting chunky.

Use as a dip or sauce on your favorite Mexican dish.

Will keep in an airtight refrigerator for 7 days.


Notes

My high speed blender does a great job breaking down the raw almonds. I don’t need to soak them. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you’ll want to soak your cashews in water overnight, or do a quick soak in boiling water for 1 hour.

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