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The Best Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

This is the best nacho cheese sauce recipe – perfectly smooth, delicious and easy to make on the stovetop. Enjoy it poured over nachos or as a zesty dip for your next party!

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This homemade nacho cheese sauce is perfect for movie night or game day. This creamy cheese sauce is perfect to pair with soft pretzels, crispy tortilla chips, homemade french fries, chili dogs or tater tots!

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

This versatile recipe is one that has quickly become a family favorite. You are seriously going to want to add it to your must make list!

For the ultimate chili hot dog make this hot dog sauce and top it off with this nacho cheese sauce – it’s a huge hit with the teenagers!

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe:

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Supplies:

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp pickled jalapeno juice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Note: pickled jalapeno juice is the secret ingredient that makes this cheesy dip so good! It’s worth buying pickled jalapenos just to use the juice in this recipe but if you don’t want to do that you can simply add 2 tsp of hot sauce instead.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe Process

Directions:

1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe Process

2. Add the flour and stir until combined and a soft dough forms.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe Process

3. Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer on medium heat.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe Process

4. Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining ingredients to the pan.

5. Stir until the cheese melts. Remove from heat.

6. Serve while warm.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

This is one of those easy recipes that is often served at movie theaters or the ball game. Making it at home with a few simple ingredients is just as good, if not better!

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Kitchen Essentials For Cooking:

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

This homemade nacho cheese sauce recipe is sure to become a family favorite! We love to serve it over hot dogs topped with hot dog sauce – so good! This spicy nacho cheese sauce is also amazing poured over nacho chips that are covered in ground beef, green chiles, diced onion and olives.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

Try experimenting with different cheese options! The possibilities are endless…

More cheese options:

  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Colby jack shredded cheese
  • Tex mex cheese
Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

How to store this nacho cheese dip:

  • The sauce can be left out on the counter at room temperature for an hour or so.
  • Store leftover nacho sauce in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge.
  • This nacho cheese recipe could also be kept warm using a fondue pot or slow cooker. Perfect for serving at a super bowl party, hot dog bar or appetizer party!
Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

This is the best nacho cheese sauce recipe – perfectly smooth, delicious and easy to make on the stovetop. Enjoy it poured over nachos or as a zesty dip for your next party!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 2 cups
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp pickled jalapeno juice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • 1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • 2. Add the flour and stir until combined and a soft dough forms.
  • 3. Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer on medium heat.
  • 4. Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining ingredients to the pan.
  • 5. Stir until the cheese melts. Remove from heat.
  • 6. Serve while warm.

Notes

Pickled jalapeno juice is the secret ingredient that makes this cheesy dip so good! It's worth buying pickled jalapenos just to use the juice in this recipe but if you don't want to do that you can simply add 2 tsp of hot sauce instead.
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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