Nacho Cheese

A quick, simple and delicious Homemade Nacho Cheese sauce recipe that tastes like the ones you get at the ball game! Now you can make nachos at home with this easy recipe.

Homemade Nacho Cheese

Homemade Nacho Cheese

Have you ever made homemade Nacho Cheese before? We hadn’t until just a few months ago and we couldn’t believe just how easy and quick the recipe was!

Now, I’m going to come right out and say that this recipe is very similar to the classic nacho cheese sauce you’d find at the movies or from the school cafeteria. It’s a little lighter in color, but tastes just like that popular nacho cheese. We sometimes pick it up from the store, but very rarely, so we were happy to find a recipe that we could make at home that was made with ingredients we usually have on hand.

How to Make Nacho Cheese

We love that this recipe is great for nachos or for any kind of dipping at any party. We like to make Taco Salad and think this would be great addition. More than anything, we love that the recipe is so simple. Here are the easy steps…

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour.
  2. Pour in milk and stir until mixture thickens.
  3. Add cheese and salt. Stir over heat until cheese has melted and ingredients have blended together.If you like spice, add chopped jalapenos to the cheese mixture.

The jalapenos add some spice, but if you don’t want that, you can also add salsa or even some hot sauce for a bit of nip. 😉

Nacho Cheese Sauce

We are excited to officially know how to make this nacho cheese sauce. It’s pretty addicting and although it was gone in one sitting at our house, we are positive it can be jarred and reheated for future use. 😉

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Nacho Cheese recipe

A quick, simple and delicious Homemade Nacho Cheese sauce recipe that tastes like the ones you get at the ball game! Now you can make nachos at home with this easy recipe.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 138 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 slices processed American Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp jalapenos, chopped

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour.

  2. Pour in milk and stir until mixture thickens.

  3. Add cheese and salt. Stir over heat until cheese has melted and ingredients have blended together.

  4. If you like spice, add jalapenos, salsa or even some hot sauce to the cheese mixture. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adding some salsa, chopped jalapenos or some hot sauce can all give it that nip you may want. 😉

Nutrition Facts
Nacho Cheese recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 541mg 23%
Potassium 92mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 27.1%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade Nacho Cheese recipe

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