Loaded Veggie Nachos (with Vegan Taco Meat)

Loaded Veggie Nachos in a cast iron pan surrounded by dips, chips and beer.

5 from 17 reviews

Loaded Veggie Nachos are topped with a spicy vegan taco meat made from a blend of walnuts and mushrooms. They’re hearty and flavourful, with a dose of fibre, protein and healthy fats. Perfect for weekend snacking or even dinner!



For the vegan taco meat:

For the nachos:



  1. While the recipe calls for cremini mushrooms, you can also use bella or white mushrooms.
  2. To avoid mushy taco ‘meat’, try not to cut your mushrooms too small or over-process the walnut/mushroom mixture.
  3. I like to prepare these nachos in a cast iron skillet, and you can do this in two different ways. You can create multiple layers of chips and toppings, which ensures most of the chips are covered in toppings. Or you can bake all the toppings in your skillet, and then use the chips to scoop it out.
  4. You can also make these nachos in a more traditional way by spreading the tortilla chips out on a sheet pan and loading on the toppings.
  5. Be sure to check out the FAQ as well as the tips and substitutions section above the recipe for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Recipe inspired by Pinch of Yum’s Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat.

Keywords: vegetarian nachos, meatless nachos, loaded nachos