Spicy Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

Spicy Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

How To Make Spicy Nacho Cheese Sauce

Forget the artificial flavors of a store-bought sauce with this nacho cheese sauce recipe. It’s made with a combination of cheddar cheese and hot sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ¼cupunsalted butter
  • ¼cupall-purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • 2cupswhole milk
  • 2cupssharp cheddar cheese,grated
  • 2tbsphot sauce
  • 1tspcayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Sprinkle the flour over the top, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes until a thick paste forms.

  3. Slowly add the milk to the flour-butter paste in a steady stream, whisking constantly.

  4. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.

  5. Add the cheese, whisking constantly until it is melted.

  6. Add the hot sauce and cayenne. Taste, then add salt and pepper, to taste.

  7. Serve with nacho chips, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • The sauce will thicken upon cooling.
  • Store leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Heat over the stovetop or in the microwave before serving again.


  • Calories: 952.77kcal
  • Fat: 75.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 44.77g
  • Trans Fat: 2.49g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.41g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.00g
  • Fiber: 1.04g
  • Sugar: 13.03g
  • Protein: 41.59g
  • Cholesterol: 220.05mg
  • Sodium: 1331.63mg
  • Calcium: 1184.11mg
  • Potassium: 501.70mg
  • Iron: 1.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 673.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.23mg
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