Here's a simple jalapeno cheese sauce for chip dipping or for over tacos or anything needing a cheesy sauce with a kick.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
23 mins
total:
28 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-low heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno; cook and stir until onion turns translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir flour into onion mixture until vegetables are evenly coated. Pour in milk; cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Add processed cheese food, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth, about 15 minutes more. Stir in pickled jalapeno juice.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 25.1mg 8% DV; sodium 246mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2016
Made as written except that I added a couple more jalapeno's for more heat. Turns out I should have stuck to just three because my addition made it a little too spicy. Lesson learned. This melted down nicely for me and I really liked the addition of onions. This sauce could be used for many different things and I bet it would be equally good with the blanco Velveeta. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2017
It was sort of meh. Not much flavor. I ended up adding way more jalapeños and juice. Still tastes like warmed up plain velveeta not very nacho-ey. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2016
Made as written except that I added a couple more jalapeno's for more heat. Turns out I should have stuck to just three because my addition made it a little too spicy. Lesson learned. This melted down nicely for me and I really liked the addition of onions. This sauce could be used for many different things and I bet it would be equally good with the blanco Velveeta. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2017
It was sort of meh. Not much flavor. I ended up adding way more jalapeños and juice. Still tastes like warmed up plain velveeta not very nacho-ey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2017
Used 3/4 c milk and 2 tsp cornstarch. Left out the taco seasoning etc as I just wanted a cheese sauce for my daughters mac and cheese. Turned out PERFECT. Smoothest cheese sauce I have ever made. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
I was looking for just a plain cheese sauce and I had purchased a block of velveeta to make it, but didn’t yet have a recipe. I found this one so I made it with just the butter, flour, milk and velveeta. It turned out perfectly and I used it to complement the Stauffer’s mac I had heated through as part of our thanksgiving dinner. I will use this base recipe in the future whenever I need to make a quick and delicious cheese sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2016
very good cheese sauce. Was a definite crowd pleaser at my wedding. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2020
not bad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2018
I haven't made this for a while but I loved it and plan to make it again soon. Good with either nacho chips or veggies. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2018
Maybe add some hot sausage crumbles to it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2019
Added more jalapeños and liquid.. delicious! Read More
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