Best Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe (SO DELICIOUS!!!)

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Jan. 24, 2015

This is the BEST Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe. It has only five ingredients that are all-natural, and it's super quick and easy, only 10 minutes to make it! Perfect for football season or whenever you just want some nachos!


Butter 2 Tablespoon
Flour 2 Tablespoon
Whole milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Grated sharp cheddar cheese 8 Ounce (((1 block)))



In a medium size skillet, melt the butter over medium flame. 

Add flour, once the butter is melted. Whisk until it combines into a smooth blond-colored paste and starts to bubble around the edges.

Next, add the milk to the skillet and continue whisking. 

Once the milk is incorporated, raise the heat to high and let it come to a full boil. 

Once the milk has reached a boil, quickly lower the heat and reduce to a simmer. Allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Add the cayenne pepper and salt and whisk to combine. Now turn off the heat.

Add the cheese and gently stir, allowing the cheese to melt. When the cheese is completely melted and the mixture smooth in consistency, the nacho cheese sauce is ready to serve. 


Drizzle the sauce over nachos, then top them with chopped tomatoes and scallions. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 224Calories from Fat 141

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 336 mg14%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 2 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet