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Vegetarian BBQ Nachos

These Vegetarian BBQ Nachos are loaded with a sweet and spicy bbq mixture made from meatless crumbles, corn, and onion and topped with an easy homemade queso sauce. Not only do they taste fabulous, but they will satisfy any cravings you have for barbecue without any meat being involved.

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos


My daughter became vegetarian over a year ago and I think one of the foods she misses the most is barbecue. But now she has this recipe to help her get her barbecue fix.

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos

We were grocery shopping and she expressed a desire to make BBQ Nachos. I suggested she use some “meatless” crumbles and she totally came up with the rest. When I tasted the finished product, I was blown away. It is delicious! So much so, I talked her into making it for me for lunch two other days that week.

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos made with meatless crumbles and a quick and easy queso sauce.

First she sautes the “meat”, corn, and onion in a nonstick skillet. Once the onion has softened, she adds bbq sauce. She keeps it warm while she makes a quick queso sauce using a roux, milk, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Some salsa, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers finish off the nachos.

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos made with meatless crumbles and a quick and easy queso sauce.

These nachos are a little sweet and spicy from the bbq sauce and packed with tons of flavor. As with any nacho recipe,you can tailor it to suit your tastes.  Use your favorite bbq sauce and try adding different ingredients like black beans, sour cream, or guacamole. A drizzle of Ranch dressing would be fabulous too.

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos are ready in a flash and are a taste sensation not just for vegetarians, but any nacho lover.

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos

Vegetarian BBQ Nachos loaded with "meatless" crumbles cooked with corn and onion and covered in bbq sauce. Topped with salsa and a quick and easy queso.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup meatless crumbles, my daughter uses Morningstar Farms
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • kernels removed from 1 ear of corn
  • 1/3 cup BBQ Sauce, my daughter uses Sticky Fingers Carolina Sweet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 cups or so of tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • pickled jalapeno peppers


  • Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add meatless crumbles, onion, and corn.
  • Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until onion softens.
  • Add BBQ Sauce. Remove from heat, but keep warm.
  • To make queso sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour, stir to combine, and cook for 30 seconds. Gradually add milk, and cheese, whisking continuously. When cheese has melted and mixture has thickened, remove from heat.
  • To serve, place tortilla chips on plate, top with bbq mixture, queso sauce, salsa, cilantro, and jalapenos.


Calories: 662kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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21 thoughts on “Vegetarian BBQ Nachos”

  1. Jessie Armstrong

    I recently stopped eating meat due to stomach issues and I am trying out vegetarian recipes. As a meat lover who had to give up many foods that I love, I must say these nachos were delicious! The only change I made was substituting the pickled jalapeños for diced “sweet” pickles. The mix of sweet and salty is awesome! The cheese sauce was also devine. I used the Morningstar black brean crumbles and wow… they are good in this recipe. Nachos are definitely one of my favorite foods; thank you so much for this recipie.

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