How to make real nacho cheese

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Melted cheese dips are a delicious dipping sauce for chips and nachos. These popular, store-bought nacho cheese dips are expensive and contain plenty of artificial flavours and preservatives to prolong their shelf life.

It is simple to pick up a bottle of nacho cheese sauce at your supermarket, but making it at home will ensure it will taste better and contain no chemical preservatives.

Grate ½ cup of Monterey jack cheese and 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese in a bowl.

Melt 2 tbsp butter or margarine in a medium-size saucepan. Add 1 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp cream cheese and ½ cup of fresh milk or evaporated milk. Stir the mixture over low heat until smooth.

  • Melted cheese dips are a delicious dipping sauce for chips and nachos.
  • Add 1 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp cream cheese and ½ cup of fresh milk or evaporated milk.

Add the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack into the mixture and stir until it is melted.

Add 1 tbsp of hot sauce or cayenne pepper into the nacho cheese sauce. Stir the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.

Transfer any leftover sauce to a microwaveable container. This nacho sauce will harden after 30 minutes, so you will need to warm it up again next time.

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