White Nacho Cheese Sauce

White Nacho Cheese Sauce


"This white, spicy cheese sauce is great on nachos."


20 m servings 382 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 11g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 563 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until it forms a paste. Gradually stir in the milk so that no lumps form. Cook and stir until thickened, then remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until smooth.
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  1. 37 Ratings


This is close to the one I make, but I use real butter. I have slightly different measurements, and I use extra seasonings, but the base here is fine. This is the basic way to make a cheese sauc...

I'm giving this 4 stars because it has a good base. I've made this several times, playing with the ingredients each time. I've found that if you use 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1 tbsp self rising flou...

I recently tried this in an attempt to recreate the white nacho cheese we get from a nearby Mexican restaurant. This was closer than I've ever been but still, no cigar. The consistancy was goo...

This is OK but if you go to a store that sells to the public restaurant foods and get Land o Lakes white melting cheese in a big block and melt it over a double broiler with you adding milk til ...

I used the deli pepper jack cheese like many had recommended. I also noticed that people thought that this tasted too bland. Adding a can of tomatoes and chiles (Rotel) brought more flavor. Th...

I used Cheddar cheese instead of the pepperjack. This turned out smooth and creamy! Depending on your tastes, it may need a little salt, but it is good as-is to me! Thanks!

It a good and inexpensive recipe but what is missing is the asiago cheese and cumin. I found that cheese in the refrigerated section by the cream cheese at Wal-Mart. I think adding those to this...

This is a good easy recipe. The Pepperjack gives it just enough of a kick without being too spicy. To the comment above: The cheese dip that JOYBOWES is thinking of is made with Queso or Asada...

My family love it and rate it waaaaay better than any canned or jarred nacho cheese sauce. Instead of pepperjack cheese, I use whatever aged cheese I have on hand (usually cheddar or cheddar/mo...