Easy Vegan Queso Dip Recipe

This creamy Vegan Queso Dip can be yours in less than 10 minutes! Can you believe it? We love it served as a dip with tortilla chips or you can pour it nacho-style over chips or over your favorite bean burritos. Quick, creamy, and versatile too. What more could you ask for!

Looking down on a bow of white dip topped with chopped cilantro and tortilla chips on the side. The text above it reads: Vegan Queso Dip.

I have been a fan of the dip ever since I was young enough to say it.

I don’t know when a word like “dip” first falls from a toddler’s mouth, but I have a theory. Most of us start with sounds like “dada” and everyone thinks we’re calling out to our dads. Sure, that’s what the men in the world want us to believe. But I know better!

I think these little tikes are actually trying to say the word “dip” but it just comes out funny. That’s just how strong our desire to take a triangular piece of fried cornmeal and dip it into creamy sauce is.

It’s biological, people. We can’t argue with that!

A hand holds a tortilla chip full of vegan queso dip. Below it is the rest of the bowl of the dip and more tortilla chips.

Did I tell you that making this Vegan Queso Dip is super easy? Well, it is. In right around 10 minutes, you can have this delicious, creamy sauce ready for dipping. Of course, you can pour it too — as in pouring it over some nachos, or bean enchiladas, or burritos…should I go on?

It’s really as simple as spooning the vegan cream cheese into a bowl, add the green chili enchilada sauce, some nutritional yeast flakes, and garlic powder and then heat that up in a microwave for a few seconds.

Then you stir it all together and voila! Vegan Queso Dip! I love serving this dip with tortilla chips, but you can also pour it over your black bean enchiladas. It’s SO good!

Do you love vegan Mexican food? Be sure and check out my super easy and oh-so-delicious Vegan Enchiladas! Or, how about my vegan 7-Layer Dip? It’s SO good that I took it to a party once and this guy questioned whether I could it or not. He was convinced there was no way it could be vegan. I assured him it was…because I made it! There’s also my Baked Vegan Nachos. And for a super healthy treat, try my plant-based Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce.

A collage of photos showing the simple steps for making this dip, with the final shot showing the final dip in the bowl.

What I Love About This Vegan Queso Dip

Look, I love healthy food just as much as any other vegan. It’s one of the main reasons I’m vegan – because I love feeling SO good! And I eat lots of healthy veggies, beans, super foods, you name it. I just also happen to like having some quick, convenient, and über tasty comfort food too. This Vegan Queso Dip is a new addition to my tasty comfort food list.

When my daughter tried it, she said it tasted just like the Queso Sauce at a local mexican restaurant. [Insert a pleased grin on her mother’s face here.]

So, here’s a confession. Another thing I love just about as much as healthy food, is making dishes that make other people happy. When someone takes a bite of some food I’ve prepared and they say, “This is vegan?” And they follow it up with, “If I could eat food that tasted this good I’d definitely be a vegan.”

Well, that’s like my version of an academy award. I close my eyes and for a brief second imagine myself going up to accept my award in front of a cheering crowd. “I’d like to thank everyone who tasted and loved that Vegan Queso Dip as much as we did. It was a labor of love. Sure, it was only 10 minutes, but, well, you know, it was heartfelt.”

And speaking of 10 minutes, I love that I can have this ready so quickly. If at the last minute we decide to invite some friends to come over and play ping pong on the weekend, I can have this dip ready to go, displayed nicely on the kitchen counter, and still have the energy for some fearsome ping pong doubles. If you haven’t played doubles ping pong, you don’t know what you’re missing.

A bowl holds vegan queso dip with chopped cilantro. It's sitting next to tortilla chips and a bright blue stemmed glass is behind it.

You know what would make me happier than a hobbit eating second breakfast? If you would make this recipe and share a photo of it using #NamelyMarly via Instagram or Twitter. It’d make my day!

Vegan Cheese Dip is surrounded by tortilla chips and ready to serve

Vegan Queso Dip

Make this creamy Vegan Queso Dip in 10 minutes and share it with friends and family. Serve it as a dip or pour over nachos or your favorite bean burritos.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Vegan Queso Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package Tofutti Vegan Cream Cheese or dairy-free cream cheese of your choice
  • 10 oz can of Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Scoop the vegan cream cheese into a microwave save bowl and microwave for about 11 seconds. Remove and stir and repeat until the sauce is smooth and stirs easily.
  • Pour the green chile enchilada sauce over the melted cream cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Add the nutritional yeast flakes and garlic powder. Stir until everything is combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with tortilla chips as a dip or pour over chips (for nachos).

There are so many inspirational Queso Dips out there I’d love to share with you. Here are a few:

Whatever recipe you’re inspired by, I hope you truly enjoy!!

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