Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

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"This nacho cheese sauce recipe is not cheaper and easier to make at home, but what you lose in cost and quantity, you more than make up for in actual food content."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Sprinkle in 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon flour. Whisk constantly until the mixture is thick and all the flour is incorporated, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Slowly pour cold milk into the butter mixture, whisking constantly until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, ground chipotle, ancho chile powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  3. Reduce heat to low and add sharp Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and Muenster cheese, a handful at a time; stir until thoroughly melted. Season with salt to taste.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Test the dip with the chips you'll be serving them with, since they will affect how much salt you need to add to the dip.
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DELICIOUS! If you have the time and are using good cheeses, this is an amazing nacho cheese sauce. If you watch the video, you'll see how to avoid getting a grainy texture (low temp). Also..."co...

After having crafted a grainy (and horrible) cheese sauce several times in a row, i've finally found an idiot proof way to make it perfect every time. Before adding in any cheese turn off the b...

I made this for the Redskins vs Seahawks wildcard game, and it did come together nicely, but it was deemed a bit bland. Most of my guests added some of the fresh diced jalapeƱo I had sitting bes...