Rating: 4.21 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 2.3g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 33.2mg; sodium 199mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2016
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 and the doubled the hot sauce we had in the house to make it more flavorful... It was not hot at all just made the flavors blend well. I also nearly double the milk to make it the right consistency. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2016
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 sodium citrate and it was the best of all, also added a bit of roasted mustard seeds along with the taco seasoning mix. Read More
(10)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2016
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 sodium citrate and it was the best of all, also added a bit of roasted mustard seeds along with the taco seasoning mix. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2016
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 and the doubled the hot sauce we had in the house to make it more flavorful... It was not hot at all just made the flavors blend well. I also nearly double the milk to make it the right consistency. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2016
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 addictive. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2016
I add 3 times the milk and cheese.it's creamy.bring on the chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2017
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 red bell peppers and finely chopped jalapeño peppers because I prefer a mildly spicy cheese sauce and I like the added colors too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
Absolutely delicious! Followed instructions with a tweak (subbed Almond Milk) and it was great. Took a little longer to become smooth likely due to the milk choice but was great overall. Reheating note, you may need to add more milk to get the smooth consistency mine was a bit lumpy when I reheated Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2021
Excellent, best one I've tried yet. I think it needs some salt. Maybe just get saltier chips. Ended up using about 3/4 c. milk. Maybe more. But that's the beauty of this recipe, you can adjust it to the consistency that you like. I also like that it doesn't taste pasty like the recipes with flour to thicken it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
I needed a cheese sauce for making Mac n Cheese.... it was perfect!! I only left out the hot stuff because my husband doesnt like spice Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
Great and easy. I LOVE nachos for dinner. I love that this calls for real stuff and no fake cheese products. Read More
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