Potato and Carrot Cheese

Hooray for vegan cheese! This quick and easy ‘cheese’ tastes virtually identical to the type you might get with nachos in the cinema, or with some traditional mac ‘n’ cheese.

And it’s made from potatoes and carrots. Yes, really! However, that does not give me an excuse to eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon.. or does it?

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The Recipe

  • 2 cups Maris Piper potatoes, diced (or any white potato)
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast flakes*
  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder or granules
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

* Nutritional yeast is really important! This savoury seasoning helps give the recipe a rich, authentic cheese-like flavour. ‘Marigold Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes’ is my favourite – and it’s a great source of vitamin B12. Available from most health food shops or online, a large tub costs approximately Β£3.00.

  1. Boil the carrots and potatoes until soft – roughly 12 minutes.
  2. Pop all the ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend until smooth and silky.
  3. That’s it!

Store in the fridge – it won’t go hard, but will thicken up a little.

Stir into some cooked pasta for perfect mac ‘n’ cheese, use as a dip with some nachos or add to cheesy black bean quesadillas!





6 thoughts on “Potato and Carrot Cheese

  1. This looks like a keeper to me. I love versatile recipes I can make ahead. Had to look up Maris Piper potatoes, and I’m wondering whether a Yukon gold might substitute well, or perhaps a small red, as I don’t recall ever seeing the Maris Piper in my local produce stores. I’ll share this recipe later this week on my foodie Facebook page as Recipe of the Day. Perfect just before the Superbowl, don’t you think?

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    1. Hi Kathryn! Sorry for the delay in replying – I’ve been a little manic in work this week! Did you make the recipe for the Superbowl? Definitely an ideal game day snack – yum! Hope you managed to find a suitable potato substitute, as long as the potato boils to a soft consistency I’m sure it’ll be fine. I’d really appreciate you sharing the recipe – still finding my feet with this blogging business! All the best – Kate x

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      1. Oh my dear, no worries! We’re all crazy busy, I suspect, and peddling as fast as we can. I’m about three days behind myself!

        I haven’t made the sauce/dip yet, but I’m looking forward to it. So many good ways to use it, as you so aptly show us!


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