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Nacho Cheese Sauce is something everyone should be able to make. An easy cheese dip (made in 5 minutes!) always comes in handy! This homemade nacho cheese sauce recipe is so delicious and so quick. Make it in a flash, dip in some chips, or use this versatile cheese sauce on all kinds of recipes!

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe (Homemade)

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 230kcal
Nacho Cheese Sauce is so simple and quick (5 minute recipe!). Watch our video for how to make nacho cheese at home for game day.
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  • 8 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces Pepper Jack cheese
  • tablespoons cornstarch
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce such as Frank’s


  • In a medium, heavy-bottom saucepan set over low heat, combine cheese and cornstarch. Toss to combine.
  • Add evaporated milk and hot sauce and whisk constantly until cheese is melted. Continue whisking about 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and has thickened.
  • If cheese has thickened too much, add additional evaporated milk.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 168mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 0.4mg