Why go out and buy a huge can of this delicious stuff when it’s so easy to make at home? This homemade cheese sauce is perfect when paired with your favorite nachos. If you want a spicy kick, you can add some jalapenos.

How To Make Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

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  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 lb. cheddar cheese
  • 4 jalapenos minced (optional)


  • Melt the butter and flour together at medium-low heat until they form a thickened sauce, for approximately 4 minutes.
  • Add the milk, onion powder and cheese. If you want to add jalapenos, add them at this point.
  • Stir constantly until the cheese is melted, for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 483mg | Iron: 1mg