Nacho Cheese Sauce

Nacho Cheese Sauce

Homemade classic nacho cheese sauce is the ultimate topping for chips. Use it on tacos or fries or serve as a dipping sauce with pretzels.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Melt the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and whisk to incorporate. Cook the roux for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking frequently.
  3. Step 3

    While gently whisking, slowly add the milk.
  4. Step 4

    Bring the sauce (now a béchamel) to a simmer, then remove from the heat and add the grated cheese. Whisk gently as it melts. The sauce should be creamy. If it seems too thick, add a small amount of water and gently whisk until you find the proper consistency.
  5. Step 5

    Add cayenne, salt, and cumin (if desired) to taste.
  6. Step 6

    Ladle onto chips, tacos, burritos, french fries, or anything else you can think of! Serve immediately.