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Real Nacho Cheese Sauce

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"Great on any Mexican dish. I use any leftover cheese sauce to make enchiladas."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 130 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in cornstarch until paste forms, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in milk gradually until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Simmer until thickened to sauce consistency, about 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, taco seasoning, and hot sauce into milk mixture until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add more milk as needed for desired consistency. Keep warm until ready to use.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 130 calories; 10.7 g fat; 2.3 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g protein; 33 mg cholesterol; 199 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Because of allergies, we changed the corn starch to arrowroot! It work fine, but I am wondering if halving the amount would be better!!! We also have made this with four cheese Mexican cheese a...

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Cornstarch gives a strange aftertaste and it dose not give that velvety, shiny, silky look and feel. Tried with potato starch and was a bit better in taste but same texture, then tried with sodi...

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Because of allergies, we changed the corn starch to arrowroot! It work fine, but I am wondering if halving the amount would be better!!! We also have made this with four cheese Mexican cheese a...

Cornstarch gives a strange aftertaste and it dose not give that velvety, shiny, silky look and feel. Tried with potato starch and was a bit better in taste but same texture, then tried with sodi...

I often wonder how something so easy can taste so good. I used sharp cheddar cheese and this turned out perfect. No doubt this will go great on just about anything, not to mention that it's addi...

This was really easy and quick to make. I used NY Extra Sharp cheese. I grated it myself. Make sure you whisk it over low heat until very smooth. I added about 1 teaspoon each of finely chopped ...

I add 3 times the milk and cheese.it's creamy.bring on the chips.

It was good i loved it. I didn’t put in the hot sauce so it had less spice it was great.

I added some extra milk it came out so creamy and tatted amazing with my homeade chips!!!!

II added mild peppers in stead of jalepenos

It was okay. It didn't have the "nacho cheese" flavor that I was hoping for. I used 2T flour instead of the cornstarch and ended up using a lot more milk. We ate it. It didn't go to waste, but I...