Vegan plantain nachos recipe Vegan plantain nachos

Vegan Plantain Nachos Recipe

by Analiese Trimber

Outline of two people

6 servings


35 Minutes



  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Large pan


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ cup Diced onion
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 packet Vegan taco seasoning
  • 16 oz Vegan ground beef substitute
  • 8 oz Plantain chips
  • 1 cup Canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cups Vegan shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup Jalapeño slices
  • ½ cup Guacamole
  • ⅓ cup Red salsa
  • 2 tbsp Chopped cilantro (optional)


  • 1
    Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until soft.
    Preheat oven to 375℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 more minutes, or until fragrant.
  • 3
    Add salt, pepper, taco seasoning, and vegan ground beef.
    Break meat apart with your cooking utensil, and cook for 7-9 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
  • 4
    On your baking sheet, layer plantain chips. Then, add vegan meat mixture, black beans, and cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
    Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • 5
    Top with jalapeño slices, guacamole, salsa, and cilantro. Serve!

A Newer Take on Nachos

Looking for a way to get your nacho fix in a new way? Try this vegan plantain nachos recipe on for size! Instead of using corn tortilla chips, we use plantain chips for an option that’s easier on the tummy, and even friendly for the paleo diet. No good nacho plate is complete without all the toppings, so we did it up the right way with vegan ground beef, black beans, vegan shredded cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, and salsa!

Prepared and served in a sheet plan, this is the perfect, cheesy plate to make when feeding a group of hungry vegans. Each serving of these vegan plantain nachos has 570 calories, 35 grams of fat, and 19 grams of plant-based protein. You can also eat a smaller portion of these nachos as an appetizer before taco night, or along with other snacks for the perfect gametime nosh. They also make a great accompaniment to any of the items from our plant-based meal plan!

This recipe only takes about 35 minutes to whip up and is bursting with flavor. To start, we cook our vegan ground beef substitute with onion, garlic, salt and pepper, and taco seasoning for a perfectly seasoned mixture that tastes shockingly like real meat! The meat mixture is really the only cooking required for this recipe, and the toppings like guacamole and salsa can be made pre-bought! Throw in a few black beans for added protein and blanket everything in nice warm cheese, and our masterpiece is complete.

Pro tip: if you want a Mexican-style shredded cheese blend but vegan, I usually buy shredded vegan cheddar and shredded vegan mozzarella and mix them together! Impress your friends by whipping up this classic the next time you have friends over. You can never go wrong with nachos. They’ll be shocked how easy it is to follow a vegan meal plan when it tastes this delicious!

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