Quick and Easy Dairy Free Queso

Quick and Easy Dairy Free Queso


Cookware/Equipment Needed:

  • 7-inch Xtrema Skillet for Serving
  • Xtrema Versa/Tradition Sauce or stock pot ( any size!)
  • High Speed Blender of Choice


  • 1 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cups non-dairy milk we used plain cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of paprika powder
  • Pinch of chipotle powder for smokiness (optional)
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce or diced green chilis

Instructions : 

  • Place the cashews into a bowl and cover with boiling water ( use Xtrema Teapot!)
  • Let the cashews soak for about 20-30 minutes to  really soften for ultimate smoothness.
  • Next, Drain and rinse the cashews and add to a high-speed blender!
  • Toss in all remaining ingredients and spices and blend until completely smooth and velvety.
  • Start with 1 cup of milk and add more to thin it out until desired texture!
  • Make sure you taste the “cheese” and adjust seasonings as desired. We always add a little more garlic and nutritional yeast.
  • Transfer to an Xtrema Sauce or stock pot and heat over low heat until nit bubbles and becomes warm, stirring occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom!
  • Serve in your Xtrema 7-inch skillet for ultimate presentation skills and tortillas chips and veggies on the side!

about the author

Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom

Holly Bergstrom is the Brand Engagement Manager at Xtrema Cookware, and she oversees the creative direction of the company! Holly is passionate about minimizing toxic exposure and living a healthy and vibrant life form the inside out. Holly enjoys cooking, educating, and creating healthy meals for her friends and family. She desires to help every home and kitchen relearn how to slow down, be present, and cook with intention and simplicity. You can follow Holly on @livefreeandveg.

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