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How to Make Nacho Cheese Sauce

On game day, don’t be left without saucy melted cheese for your tortilla chips! It’s un-American! And Chef John’s homemade version towers mightily above the prepared kind. Plus, it’s so simple to prepare. In this video, you’ll see how to make a quick white sauce with butter, flour, and cold milk. Then, it’s spice time. Chef John uses four kinds of powdered chili peppers and a secret blend of three cheeses, freshly grated and slowly melted into the white sauce. Mmmm, nacho cheese sauce, it’s a game day classic—only better because it’s homemade. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce. Serve with pickled jalapeno rings and, of course, tortilla chips! Watch Chef John's video for Quick Pickled Jalapeno Rings.

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  • Kristan Darbinian

"click" not "cook" lol, Freudian slip

  • Kristan Darbinian

to get the recipe measurements you have to cook on the recipe name in the paragraph description below the video. this is the case for all his videos.

  • Karla Cooks

For those wanting the recipe that you can save to your recipe box, simply click on the blue "Chef John's Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce" in the text below the video.