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Not'yo Ordinary Nacho Cheese Sauce

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars
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"Not happy with any at-home recipes for nacho sauce, I made up my own! A thick, creamy nacho cheese sauce that you will swear came out of a jar. Cheesy, subtly spicy, and bursting with nacho flavor--it rivals any store-bought nacho cheese sauce. Just be sure to save some aside for yourself! Serve warm immediately over or with tortilla chips, on tacos or burritos, or as any other dip."
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Ingredients

19 m servings 272
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 large bowl)

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour to form a thick paste. Whisk in 3/4 cup milk; cook and stir until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stir Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream into milk mixture until smooth, about 1 minute. Add remaining milk, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, and paprika; cook and stir until thickened to sauce consistency, about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 272 calories; 22.9 5.5 11.6 61 486 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

We LOVED this dip! I do not keep Rotel(R) on hand, as we really don't care that much for it, so I used salsa instead, which worked perfectly. This is a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. ...

Most helpful critical review

It was ok, but there is just no replacing that fake cheese we all love.

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We LOVED this dip! I do not keep Rotel(R) on hand, as we really don't care that much for it, so I used salsa instead, which worked perfectly. This is a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. ...

I was looking for something different from my standard melted "cheese product" plus Rotel to make for nachos supreme. This is SO lick-the-spoon good! Only change I made was I used butter inste...

The spices in this recipe were phenomenal!! I know I hate reviews where they don't make the recipe per directions/ingredients, however I had forgotten to add the cream cheese and sour cream sinc...

Just made this tonight to go with our burgers and it was excellent! Made a couple revisions to the ingredients to suit what I had on-hand but still fantastic!

This was a big hit with me and the kiddos! I used diced green chiles instead of the Rotel (what I had on hand) and left out the black pepper (because black pepper doesn't belong in everything). ...

This was delicious on barbecue nachos!

I made half the amount and didn’t have chili powder, but added in some cayenne instead. Next time, I might use less cheddar and see if that makes it a little hotter.

Turned out so good. Very easy to make. I made 1/2 the recipe and there's still a lot left!! The only substitute I made were to things I had on hand-I subbed Neufchâtel for cream cheese, plain yo...

We really enjoyed this cheese sauce. I did not add the cumin and it tasted good!