Copycat Recipe for Good Foods Plant-Based Vegan Queso Dip

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The plant-based queso from Good Foods is extremely popular, including with the Vegan Costco group on Facebook. Unfortunately, it’s also unavailable in a lot of places. This copycat recipe for plant-based queso is so delicious, and so much less expensive, that you may end up making it your go-to recipe when you are jonesing for vegan queso! Plus, it doesn’t use any perishable items, and uses only ingredients that you probably already have in the house!

The ingredients in the Good Foods plant-based queso are cauliflower, red peppers, almonds, water, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, red onions, lemon Juice, garlic, sea salt, nutritional yeast, chia protein, cumin, curmeric, and cayenne pepper.

Good Foods Queso is Delicious – If You Can Find It
feel good foods plant based queso

We actually really like the Honest Stand brand of plant-based queso as well. Unfortunately, here at Chez Casa we have tested reactive to potatoes, which are in the Honest Stand queso (as well as being in a whole lot of other vegan things, including most vegan cheeses).

Delicious and Available But We Can’t Have It :~(
honest stand vegan plant based queso cheddar
Ingredients: water, potatoes, cashews, onions, vinegar, sea salt, natural flavor, garlic powder

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So we were really excited to perfect this recipe for the copycat of the Good Foods vegan queso, because it has great ingredients, and nothing that we personally can’t have, which means it probably doesn’t have anything that you can’t have either! Best of all, you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now!

You will note that our recipe calls for fewer ingredients than the Good Foods plant-based queso, and as such it is not a 1-to-1 copycat. However it is equally delicious and satisfying and cheesy, and it also doesn’t call for any fresh produce, and given that right now we are locked in and quarantined just as many of you are, that is something that we find really convenient. It means that you can whip up a batch of this on the fly, whenever you want.

Here’s the recipe!

Gluten-Free Vegan Plant-Based Queso Copycat Recipe

Note that this recipe calls for cauliflower. We highly recommend using frozen cauliflower which you have cooked and cooled, because it comes out much softer than fresh cauliflower, which is what you want. You can also use packets of riced cauliflower – you can get 6-packs of Earthly Choice riced cauliflower at Costco for just $12 and change!

Riced Cauliflower Packets from Costcco
copycat queso dip riced cauliflower rice


1 cup cooked and cooled cauliflower florettes or cauliflower rice OR one packet of riced cauliflower
4 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 Tablespoons almond butter (don’t have almond butter? All you need is almonds and our homemade almond butter recipe!)
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (ACV)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
dash of garlic powder (optional but yummy!)


Put all of the ingredients in a food processor fitted with an ‘S’ blade, and process until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides occasionally if need be.

vegan plant-based queso ingredients

vegan plant-based queso ingredients blender processor

You can eat this right away, however it tastes even better if you let it sit (covered) overnight in the fridge, letting the flavours blend together.

We like to eat this with the Simple Mills gluten-free crackers, but of course tortilla chips are more traditional.

Queso and Crackers and Trivial Pursuit
make for a good evening while shut in!

vegan plant based queso on crackers

So, how will you use your new plant-based queso?

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Plant-Based Queso Copycat Recipe
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Plant-Based Queso Copycat Recipe
This vegan, gluten-free copycat recipe for the Good Foods plant-based queso is so good, and so easy, that you will want to make it again and again!

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