Lactose-free cheesy nachos

Lactose-free cheesy nachos Easy Food

Serves 4


For the ‘cheese’ sauce:
240g potato, cooked and cooled
120ml coconut milk
120ml chicken or vegetable stock
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder

For the tortilla chips:
6 x 15cm corn tortillas
4 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp smoked paprika
4 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil

To serve:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine all of the ingredients for the ‘cheese’ sauce. Whizz until completely smooth, scraping down the sides if and when necessary.
  2. Transfer half of the sauce to a saucepan and set aside. Place the remainder in the fridge for another use (see tip).
  3. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6.
  4. Stack the tortillas and slice them into six triangles using a large knife.
  5. In a coffee grinder, small blender or pestle and mortar, grind together the nutritional yeast, chilli powder, sea salt, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to form a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the oil to create a paste.
  6. Place the saucepan of ‘cheese’ sauce over a medium heat and warm gently, stirring regularly.
  7. Brush each side of the tortilla chips with the paste, then place in a single layer on a baking tray.
  8. Bake for three minutes per side until light brown and crispy, watching closely so they don’t burn.
  9. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper and allow to cool for five minutes.
  10. Place the tortilla chips on a serving platter and drizzle generously with the sauce. Add salsa, guacamole and/or jalapeños, to serve.

Per serving: 237kcals, 8.7g fat (4g saturated), 31.2g carbs (3.4g sugars), 11.1g protein, 8g fibre, 1.243g sodium


This recipe will make more “cheese” sauce than you need. Transfer half to a tub and store it in the fridge for up to a week. Use it in place of the béchamel in a lasagne, or drizzle over tacos, meatloaf, or burgers.


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