Not'yo Ordinary Nacho Cheese Sauce

Not'yo Ordinary Nacho Cheese Sauce

Dana H.

"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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19 m servings 272 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 486 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  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.


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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. ...

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!

It was grainy and we didn't like it. Will not mak it again

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...

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