Nacho Cheese Sauce

This is my go-to easy nacho cheese sauce. It’s great over hot dogs (such as the awesome grilled San Antonio hot dogs shown below). It’s also fantastic as a dip, drizzled over steamed veggies, over baked potatoes, on burgers. Just about everything needs this sauce. Add chili to make a great chili sauce for fries. Or, add salsa for a fantastic dip.

Nacho Cheese SauceAdd just a little cayenne or chopped pickled jalapenos to your sauce. Or chipotles in adobo sauce or your favorite hot sauce (Sriracha is awesome in a cheese sauce!) to this nacho cheese sauce for a little kick.

Nacho Cheese Sauce

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk plus more, if needed
  • 7 slices processed American cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add in the flour and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and stir until thickened.
  • Break the cheese into smaller pieces and add to the pan along with the salt.
  • Stir until the cheese has melted completely, 10-15 minutes.
  • Add more milk if the mixture gets too thick.

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