It is a rule of thumb that nachos cannot be fully enjoyed without a cheese dip. Once you start munching on the crunchy nachos dipped in the glorious cheese, you simply can’t stop. Maybe that’s why people tend to ask for an extra cheese dip when ordering nachos at Taco Bell. If you are craving for a nachos and a cheese dip but cannot travel to a nearby Taco Bell, don’t worry. When you learn our homemade copycat Taco Bell nacho cheese dip recipe you will never need to head to Taco Bell again!

This dish is extremely simple to make, all you need is a microwave. Also, our copycat Taco Bell Nacho cheese dip recipe will definitely tingle your taste buds. After all, you get to taste the distinct flavors of two different kinds of cheese all at once! When you try it, we guarantee that you will never forget the perfect blend of the taste of sharp cheddar along with the decadent cream cheese.

Tip: Add some jalapeños to the dip to make a spicy cheesy spread for quesadillas!

What’s best about this absolutely amazing dip is its versatility. When you add some jalapeños, you can use it as a spread for quesadillas. Also, you can use this dip as an extra layer to your usual grilled cheese sandwich. Moreover, you can even add this to your tacos for a cheesy blanket! With all the yummy things you can eat this cheese dip with, what are you even waiting for?

How To Make Copycat Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Dip

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2 mins
3 mins
5 mins


  • ½ cup sharp cheddar spread cheese
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce of your choice


  • Combine the softened cheddar spread, cream cheese, and butter into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Next, microwave on high for 40 seconds or until it begins to melt.
  • Then, stir in the remainder of the ingredients and heat for 20-30 seconds until hot and melted.
  • When it's all melty and perfectly gooey, serve with your favorite nachos chips!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 97mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 1mg

Commonly Asked Questions

How Can I Keep the Cheese Dip From Hardening?

Cheese dips will eventually harden especially when placed inside the refrigerator. The best way to enjoy the cheese dip is to reheat it before serving. The cheese dip will also not last long if placed in room temperature for long. One way you can prevent the cheese dip from hardening while eating is to serve it on a warming tray. 

Is It Okay to Use Cheese Slices?

If you want an instant cheese dip, using cheese slices will be okay. Cut them up first into little pieces, put them in a microwave-safe bowl, and melt them in the microwave. This is good for a one-time solo eating. 

Side Dish


If you're in the hunt for a quick and easy cheese dip for your nachos and tortilla needs, here is the perfect simple cheese dip for you. It's gooey with just the right consistency.

If you have leftover cheese dip, feel free to use it on your french fries or sandwiches. Now that you know how to make your own cheese dip from scratch, you may never want to buy one at the supermarket again.