Plant-Based Nachos (GF)

Nachos hold a special place in my heart.

Truthfully, the way I ‘used’ to eat them when I was in high-school was most certainly NOT as healthy as they are now. But either way, I loved them.

There was just something so satisfying about the crunchy, cheezy combo- it really checked all the boxes for me as the ‘perfect’ snack.

Flash forward to now- can’t do dairy, can’t do gluten, prefer not to do animal meats- and the outcome is a lot different than it once was.

We’re in Nicaragua right now, and I’ll be honest, I am really missing home. Not just my friends and family, but the comforts of home too… like our favourite meals.

Thus, I got a heck of a craving for nachos down here- and luckily (thanks to a trip into the big city), I was able to find some quality nacho chips, plant-based bacon and the ingredients I needed to make my vegan cheese.

The result was heavenly and I am almost positive you’ll love it.


This recipe is:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • High protein
  • Easy to make
  • Healthy
  • Versatile
  • & Delicious


Happy eating!


Plant Based Nacho's (GF)

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

3-5 Servings



  • 1 giant bag tortilla chips 
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 chives
  • 1 package vegan bacon (or coconut bacon)
  • 1 double batch vegan cheddar cheese



STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover your cooking trays with oven-safe parchment paper. Spread out the tortilla chips on top.

STEP 2: Slice and dice the red peppers, green peppers, and onion into small bite size pieces. Sauté in a small pan with avocado oil over medium heat until peppers are soft and onion is translucent.
STEP 3: If using vegan bacon, cut in small thin chunks, and sauté in a secondary pan over medium heat until it reaches desired crispiness. If using coconut bacon, skip this step.
STEP 4: Spread the cooked peppers and onion mix, vegan bacon (or coconut bacon), and chives out evenly on top of the tortilla chips.
STEP 5: Make the vegan cheddar cheese according to the instructions linked above. Pour the cheese out in an even thin layer across the tortilla chips. Pop into the oven for 5-10 minutes to help the cheese thicken slightly. Enjoy!


  • When choosing a good tortilla chip, pay attention to the ingredients. It is best to purchase unsalted, and if they contain corn, try to get an organic or non-gmo certified brand.
  • If you decide to broil, watch as the tortilla chips can burn fast.
  • If you are in need of a nut-free cheese alternative, you can use this recipe from my cheezy pasta.



Brianne xx

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