The BEST Chopped Cheese is VEGAN


Vegan Chopped Cheese

     This entire chopped cheese sandwich is made from a potato! That’s right, and I’m going to teach you how to make it. It tastes incredible, you would have no idea that the bun, cheese, and the meat, are all based on potato! If you liked this recipe check out this one too! and this one!

Make That Meat

     First for our meat, I’m using two russet potatoes. I grab a pot, fill it with water, add a big pinch of salt then start peeling the potatoes. I slice my potatoes into almost a steak fry like shape. The first potato gets sliced thinner and the second one a lot thicker, for some variation. Put the slices in the water, then onto the stove. Now turn the heat all the way up. And then we are going to add in two tablespoons of soy sauce, a tablespoon of rice vinegar, and a tablespoon and a half of yeast extract. Mix that in, lower the heat to medium, and let them boil for about fifteen minutes.

     Once they are done boiling I’m going to save this liquid because we will be using it later on. I strain the potatoes out of the liquid. Let the potatoes rest and after they do I am going to break them up by hand. This is going to be like ground meat. I break them up into different textures and sizes, as I do this I toss them onto a lined baking sheet. Then I season them with garlic powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper.

Cook The Meat

     Time to toss them into the oven which I preheated at 250ºf, on a convection setting. I let them go for about three hours. While those cook I make a marinade. It’ll be a cup of the broth, a teaspoon of liquid smoke, and a quarter of an onion, chopped up, three cloves of garlic, chopped up, and three tablespoons of olive oil. Toss a lid on it, shake it up, then allow it to rest in the refrigerator for the next three hours or so. 

     I checked on my potato meat at the two and a half hour mark and they were cooked pretty solid. I dump my potatoes into a container, grab the marinade, give it one more shake, then I spoon in all of the onions and garlic that are in there. Then I add about two or three spoonfuls of the marinade mixture in. Shake it well! Toss the lid on, throw it in the fridge and let it rest while we prepare the cheese. 

Make That Cheese

      We need one more potato. Peel and chop it up! Toss it into a steamer and let it steam for about fifteen minutes. When they are done, toss them into a blender. Along with the potatoes, add a half teaspoon of turmeric, a teaspoon of paprika, a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder, a quarter teaspoon of onion powder, a teaspoon of lactic acid, a quarter teaspoon of msg, a pinch of salt, a tablespoon of nutritional yeast, three tablespoons of cornstarch, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Start blending! I also have a cup of water on the side so once we have this blended up I can add some to get it to our desired consistency. 

      About now I toss my potatoes into a non-stick skillet, with a little olive oil, on a medium heat. Add the potatoes, a little bit of water, and cover them up for a few minutes. Next once the water has steamed off you can pour the cheese over and mix it in. Get your sandwich ready! I add a little bit of lettuce, tomato, on a potato roll. Spoon in your chopped cheese! Wow this looks really good! Top it with a pinch more cheese if you like.

Time To Eat!

     This has an awesome meaty bite! It has a crunchy, almost bacon-like feel. All the flavors go so well together, the tomato, lettuce, cheese, it’s perfect. Potatoes can be an amazing, refreshing, meat substitute! Watch the full video here!

The Best Chopped Cheese Is Vegan

Chopped cheese sandwich recipe. Delicious, easy, and made almost entirely from potatoes!
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Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3 potatoes
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp yeast extract
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • .5 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp lactic acid
  • 1/4 tsp msg
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • bun
  • lettuce
  • tomato


  • Fill pot with water, add salt.
  • Peel potatoes then slice them into steak fry-like shapes. Varying in size.
  • Put the potatoes in the pot and the pot on the stove and turn the heat up high.
  • Add in soy sauce, rice vinegar, and yeast extract. Mix well, lower heat a little then let boil for 15 minutes.
  • Strain potatoes (save liquid for later). Let potatoes rest for a little then break them apart by hand into different textures and sizes.
  • Let them sit on a lined baking sheet. Season them with garlic powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper.
  • Preheat oven for 250ºf.
  • Put potatoes in and let cook for 2.5 hours.
  • In a cup add broth saved from earlier, liquid smoke, onion, garlic, and olive oil. Shake this up and allow it to rest in fridge for about 3 hours.
  • Add the potatoes to a container then get marinade and add the onions and garlic to the potatoes. Mix it together, then add some of the marinade liquid to potatoes too.
  • Shake everything good, then let it rest in the fridge.
  • Peel and chop potato. Toss into a steamer and let it steam for 15 minutes.
  • When they're done add them to a blender.
  • Also add to the blender the turmeric, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, lactic acid, msg, salt, nutritional yeast, cornstarch, and olive oil.
  • I start to blend while slowly adding in little bits of water to get it to the desired consistency.
  • Toss potatoes onto non-stick skillet with olive oil on medium heat.
  • Add a little water, and cover them up for a few minutes.
  • Pour cheese in and mix!
  • Prepare your sandwich. I added lettuce and tomato to mine. Add in the meat and cheese then enjoy!
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