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Are you a vegan who craves the creamy, spicy flavor of pepper jack cheese? Have no fear! You can still enjoy this deliciously bold topping without compromising your diet. In this post, we’ll explain how to make an easy vegan variation of pepper jack cheese that tastes just as good (if not better) than the real thing. From start to finish, it doesn’t take long to prepare and cook; so get ready for a cheesy adventure in your kitchen!


Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese: Mildly Spicy Vegan Cheese!


Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese is a game-changer for plant-based diets. With its unique combination of spicy pepper and savory cheese flavor, vegans no longer have to miss out on the cheesy treats that were once off-limits. It’s the perfect addition to sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, charcuterie boards, and so much more! Plus, unlike the conventional dairy-based version of Pepper Jack cheese, vegan versions are lower in saturated fat and are 100% cholesterol free. Whether you’re looking to add a little spice to your lunch or give your favorite recipes a vegan twist – Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese is here to make every meal extraordinary!


Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese

Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese


Health benefits


Vegan pepper jack cheese is becoming increasingly popular with health-minded individuals who are looking for dairy alternatives. It’s made using Coconut Milk, along with Jalapeno and Bell Pepper for an added zesty kick. What’s interesting is that this vegan alternative contains similar levels of fat, protein, salt, and dietary fiber as traditional cheeses. All this makes it a convenient option for someone who still wants to indulge their taste buds without compromising on their diet plans.


Coconut Milk

Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, Coconut Milk also provides numerous health benefits including weight management, improved digestion, and metabolic function, heart health support, reduced inflammation, and better nerve conductivity, to name a few. A high fiber content has been linked to an increase of healthy bacteria in the gut microbiome.



This tasty pepper is packed with vitamin C, which can help support healthy skin and tissue as well as bolster immunity. Jalapenos also contain vitamin B6 which contributes to healthy brain functions like memory retention. While the capsaicin compound gives them their fiery taste, it also comes with some impressive potential health benefits. Studies have shown that it can potentially lower blood pressure and improve digestive health.


Bell Pepper

All types of bell peppers – green, yellow, orange, and red – boast high levels of vitamins A and C as well as fiber, folate, and carotenoids along with other beneficial nutrients. Vitamin C in particular helps reduce inflammation throughout the body while also promoting certain processes involved in the growth and repair of tissues. Eating bell peppers raw or cooked can provide a vast array of health benefits from healthier skin to improved eye function.


Perfect for a Vegan Cheese Board!

Perfect for a Vegan Cheese Board!


Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese


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Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese

This amazing vegan substitute has a creamy texture with just enough spicy kick from jalapeno peppers. No one will ever guess that it's not made from cow's milk! With this magical pepper jack cheese in hand, you'll be able to fully appreciate enjoying classic comfort food without compromising on taste.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 127 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

  • 2 tbsp jalapeno peppers seeded and finely chopped
  • cup red bell peppers seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp refined coconut oil melted
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp agar agar powder
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


Let's Begin!

  • Saute the jalapeno and bell peppers with oil over low heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, water, agar agar, nutritional yeast, salt, cayenne, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Whisk well.
  • Heat the cheese sauce over medium heat until it begins to boil.
  • Turn down the heat until it is just barely bubbling and allow it to boil for 6 minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Pour into a glass container and allow to cool uncovered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve sliced, and enjoy with family and friends!


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 372mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 287IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cheese, easy to make, Pepper Jack Cheese, vegan, Vegan Cheese
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For More Vegan Recipes


I’ve provided a list of vegan dishes that are all made completely of ingredients from plants. Additionally, they make a wonderful addition to any vegan dish. These are tasty even for meat eaters. And for more vegan recipes, subscribe to our newsletter!


1. Spring Salad with Asparagus

2. Zucchini Involtini with Cashew Ricotta

3. Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

4. Crispy Baked Polenta Fries

5. Creamy Vegan Asparagus Risotto




All things considered, vegan pepper jack cheese is a tasty and healthy alternative to dairy-based cheese. It contains many of the same flavors but without all the negatives that come with consuming dairy products. Not only that, but vegan cheese has more fiber and vitamins, so it’s definitely worth a try. Cooking with this type of cheese allows for interesting opportunities to discover new flavors and textures, too. As an added bonus you get to enjoy the process and results of making something homemade. So give it a try today! Let us know what you think and how your vegan pepper jack adventure plays out.


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