Nacho cheese sauce

    25 min

    Here's a simple cheese sauce to spread over tortilla chips to make basic nachos. Add some slices of jalapeno chilli peppers to spice things up a bit!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 235ml milk
    • 7 processed cheese slices
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour. Pour in the milk and stir until the mixture thickens. Stirring constantly, mix in cheese and salt. Continue to cook and stir until cheese has melted and all ingredients are well blended, about 15 minutes.

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    I've tried to perfect this fives times and it's just too thick and can still taste the flour. I give up  -  23 Mar 2018


    This is a good nacho cheese recipe, but I made some changes just for fun. I made the sauce as directed and added the following. 12 slices of cheese, 1lbs Hamburger that I browned off with diced Onions and minced Garlic. Diced Jalapeños “to taste” and 1-2 tablespoons of the jalapeño liquid. 1/2tsp Garlic powder, 1/2tsp Onion powder, 1/2tsp Cumin, 1/2tsp Spicy Paprika and S&P to taste. My version lasted all of about 5 mins before my family devoured it. Some ate it on chips and some ate it on Tater Tots. My brother even wants me to make it again tomorrow with tacos.  -  22 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is super easy and quick. The first time I made it, I used the pre shredded cheese as that was what I had on hand at the time. The second time, I used the block and shredded the cheese myself, it was less grainy but still tasty, bottom line this is good sauce and it is easy. I hope you try it!  -  11 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)