Pressure Cooker Vegan Queso Dip

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Vegan Queso Dip
Pressure Cooker Vegan Queso Dip


  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained with liquid reserved
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • optional additions: chopped bell peppers, chopped cilantro, minced jalapeño pepper


  1. Place cauliflower, water, carrots, and cashews into the pot of a pressure cooker.
  2. Seal lid on pressure cooker, select Pressure Cook, and cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes. Relieve pressure through the quick-release valve.
  3. Drain water from the pot; add reserved liquid from the diced tomatoes, nutritional yeast, sea salt, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Blend mixture with an immersion blender until smooth; transfer to a mixing bowl.
  4. Stir tomatoes with green chilies through the dip; add any optional additions you have chosen.
Mealthy tip:

Rumor has it Tom Brady follows a vegan diet. If it's good enough for him, then why not serve this queso on Game Day!


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Katie Hason says:

This vegan queso dip is truly amazing, especially with the added diced chilies. I definitely prefer to eat it warm, but it goes perfect with my tortilla chips. Probably going to make this again for the Super Bowl party!

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Jessica Scott says:

This turned out so yummy! I love that I didn't have to soak the cashews over night, that can be such a pain! We added diced chilies and jalapeño for spiciness and loved it. After preparing, we put it back in the pressure cooker and left it on the Warm setting, it was perfect!

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Melissa P says:

Wasn’t a huge fan of the texture but the flavor wasn’t bad for homemade vegan cheese. I added some extra salt for flavor but other than that this recipe was pretty good. I had some friends over, one of them is vegan, and she appreciated the fact that I made this.

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Jazzy Brewer says:

My immersion blender didn’t get it as smooth as I like? So instead i moved it to a blender and blended it until smooth. I also added some spicy Mexican sauce for flavor. It’s great with chips.

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Blakely James says:

Once I added cilantro, jalapeno, and bell peppers, that made a huge difference in the overall taste of this dip. On its own I probably wouldn't really enjoy it. I'm not a huge fan of nutritional yeast, I'm convinced there has to be a better alternative out there, I just need to find it.