Nachos are an American Classic. Especially when it comes to gathering people together to watch a sporting event. Though you could make these anytime, they are especially perfect for watching a big game or gathering out by the pool for a big cookout.

These nachos are hearty enough to make a meal but they’re great as an appetizer while you wait for the main course to finish. The “cashew cheese sauce” is so yummy & filling & doesn’t leave you wishing you had real cheese at the end of the whole event. If you are dairy free, these nachos will bring back an amazing flavor you have been missing.




for the cashew cheese sauce:

2 cups raw cashews
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt

for the nachos:

16 ounces ground sausage, any flavor
1 cup shredded chicken
4 pieces bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
1 cup green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 bag sweet potato chips
optional: hot pepper sauce & jalapeños


place the cashews in a large bowl & soak in hot water for 1 hour.

while the cashews are soaking prepare nacho topping ingredients. {i.e., brown sausage, cook bacon, shred chicken, chop onions & cilantro}

drain water & then place cashews & all other cheese sauce ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.

to serve: either combine all the nacho ingredients {except chips} together in a large bowl or place chips on a large platter & spread toppings out over the chips.

Love, Cara