Nacho Cheese Sauce with Jalapeno


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

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
2 cups


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 pickled jalapeno pepper slices, minced

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¼ (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®)

  • ¼ teaspoon pickled jalapeno pepper juice


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno; cook and stir until onion turns translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. 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 (per serving)

111 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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