Baked Plantain Chips with Vegan Nacho Cheese

Baked Plantain Chips with Vegan Nacho Cheese


Healthy baked plantain chips served alongside a spicy vegan nacho cheese sauce that’s delicious and addicting! A zesty and flavorful snack that’s perfect for a party or a night at home.


A Healthy Vegan Snack

Sometimes you just want nacho cheese but don’t want all the added ingredients. Here is a way you can have it and know exactly what is in it. The best part about this recipe is that it is also 100% nondairy. So if you are hosting for a lactose intolerant friend or worry about what to serve your vegan friends here, is your answer.

Serving spicy “cheese” sauce along with the crispy plantain chips is a homerun. All the workings of a normally unhealthy comfort food but reworked into a vegan friendly and health conscious treat.


Crunchy Homemade Plantain Chips

Yes, you can buy plantain chips.  But not only are these baked plantain chips healthier, you will also know exactly what you are eating- plantains!

However, we would highly recommend using a mandoline if you have one.  Not only will it ensure that the chips are cut evenly but it will also save you lots of time.

Additionally, although these plantain chips will take a little time to prepare, they will keep extremely well. Simply put them in a resealable bag and you have one crispy treat for up to two weeks.  But we would be shocked if they last that long. They definitely never do in our home!


What You Will Need


Get Ready for Baked Plantain Chips with Vegan Nacho Cheese!

Although it will take a little time to make the plantain chips, they keep remarkably well. Therefore, with a little work upfront, you will have an amazing vegan snack that’s ready do go for the rest of the week or to bring to a party.  But trust us, this is sure to be a hit! Enjoy!


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Handing dipping a baked plantain chip into vegan nacho cheese sauce with lime slices and chips in the background

Baked Plantain Chips with Vegan Nacho Cheese

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins (+more if working in batches)
  • Total Time: 28 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
  • Method: Bake, Blend
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Diet: Vegan


A healthy and homemade snack of baked plantain chips served alongside a spicy vegan nacho cheese sauce. A zesty and flavorful crispy treat that’s also addicting!


  • 2 green plantains, sliced very thin
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced.
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Cheese Sauce (Try this recipe for The Best Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel the plantains and slice them as thin as possible, about 1/8 inch. Use a mandolin for uniform results but a knife will work as well.
  3. In a bowl, place the olive oil, lime zest and juice, and salt & pepper.
  4. Place the plantain slices into the bowl and toss until all are lightly coated.
  5. Arrange the plantain slices in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. You may need more than one or work in batches.
  6. Then, place plantain slices in the oven and let cook for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  7. While the plantains cook, prepare your cheese sauce.
  8. Finally serve the plantain chips alongside the cheese sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
  9. Leftover plantain chips can be stored at room temperature in a resealable bag and leftover cheese sauce can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.


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Keywords: Baked Plantain Chips, Plantain Chip with Vegan Nacho Cheese, Healthy Vegan Snack



Two green plantains with vegan nacho cheese sauce, a lime, and salt and pepper on a marble surface  Green plantain being sliced into thin chips using a mandoline slicer on a wood cutting board

Plantain slices beings dipped into a lime and oil mixture and then placed on a parchment lined baking sheet  Baked plantain chips with vegan nacho cheese sauce and lime wedges on a white plate with a blue napkin

Overhead shot of baked plantain chips with vegan nacho cheese sauce on a white platter with lime wedges  Handing dipping a baked plantain chip into vegan nacho cheese sauce with lime slices and chips in the background


We Would Love Your Feedback!

Finally, if you have made these baked plantain chips, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!

Additionally, you can also take a photo and tag us on instagram.  We would love to get your feedback! Happy snacking! 😋

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