Smoky Queso Sauce

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In addition to using this as a nacho sauce, try it folded into cooked pasta for a zesty mac-and-cheese.

See Breakfast Nachos for quick and healthy breakfast idea.

  • 6Servings


  • 1 (2-oz.) jar chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1 tsp. canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain unsweetened almond milk


Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

Transfer to saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. 

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 60
  • Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 460 mg
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Nachos for breakfast is a fun way to start the day. Make the queso sauce in advance, and the nachos will come together quickly.

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