Best Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe – Football Food

This is the BEST Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe. It has only five ingredients that are all-natural, and it’s super quick and easy, only 10 minutes to make it! Perfect for football season or whenever you just want some nachos! SUBSCRIBE for more easy recipes:

Recipe amounts and reheating instructions here:

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup whole milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
8oz block sharp cheddar cheese*, grated

Melt the butter in a medium size skillet over medium flame. Once the butter is melted add the flour. Whisk until it combines into a smooth blond paste and starts to bubble around the edges.

Add the milk to the skillet and continue whisking. Once the milk is incorporated, raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Once the milk has reached a boil, quickly lower the heat and reduce to a simmer. Allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Add the cayenne pepper and salt and whisk to combine.

Add the cheese and gently stir, allowing the cheese to melt. When the cheese is completely melted and the mixture smooth in consistency, the nacho cheese sauce is ready to serve. Enjoy immediately, as the sauce will get firm as it sits.

*Be sure to buy a good quality block of sharp cheddar cheese, then grate it yourself. Those bags of pre-shredded cheese often have additives in them and you won’t get a creamy result. My favorite brand cheddar is Cracker Barrel.

To reheat: ONLY reheat on the stovetop in a pan (no microwave here). Heat the cheese in a skillet over medium low heat until melted and warm. Add 2 tbsp of water and whisk until the cheese looks smooth and creamy again (adding moisture should restore that creamy smooth texture).

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Jami olesh says:

can this sit in the crock pot for a few hours?

Simon Fonnardy says:

Nacho sauce? Nope ima use it for fries

TheDarkEyedGamer says:

Dang ur right it is good I did it and I’m only 13 and it tastes like cheese heaven!

Natalie Negrete says:

Do you have to use cayenne pepper?

Joseph InChrist says:

I tried this recipe exactly how you said to do it and both times it was too chunky. It was not the smooth and creamy sauce as seen in the video. I exacted the flour and all the other ingredients. Pretty disappointed

Natalie Caballero says:

I try ed your souls and kit was amazing… I did not have as much sharp cheddar add I needed but sill amazing♡♡♡♡♡

mariemarie268 says:

so basically a bechamel sauce?

Almer Henry says:

I love how you made it. I followed what you did and I was amazing. Ummmmmmmmm

Ashaday Roberts says:

It really helped me I have been searching for over 3 days now for the easy recipe and it was all a bundle of crap so thank U very very very very very much

Jan Kohl says:

I was looking for like a easy way to melt cheese on nachos but this …this is AMAZING

Daniella Olson Fibromyalgia Warrior says:

Can u use Almond milk instead of whole milk?

xBurn2Die says:

i love your recipe’s
and btw you’re so Beautiful 🙂

Jason Hunter says:

2 tablespoons of flower made mine very thick! Should I maybe use 1.5 next time? Or maybe I didn’t use enough milk? ( Measured flower not milk )

Psyko says:

Hi, great recipe! I was wondering, how i could preserve this. could you put the cheese sause into plastic tubs and freeze them and then melt them in the microwave for future use? if so what way would you go about it? I’ll subscribe, thanks.

Tahreem Junaid says:

i have no cayenne pepper .so what i am using?

MrKimonster12 says:

its funny cuz i was trying to make nacho cheese sauce then i found this video, and now im using ur recipe. also ur really stunning. thanks for the recipe ☺

nasser ali says:

I love nachos

Wissam Salman says:

Can we use mozzarella cheese

Evey Xoxo says:

I put ham and broccoli in the cheese sauce, it tastes so good

Lani Bell says:

your amazing

Jacky Li says:

I try it just now, it’s simple but good

djm93 says:

can you use corn starch instead of flour

Wissam Salman says:

Can we put mozzarella cheese

Societys Biyach says:

I ordered nachos in the cinemas and the cheese sauce was so amazing I have to find out how I can make one, thank you for this video

SeventySeven says:

is the pepper necessary?

Lukas Skrebutėnas says:

Same as mac n chees but without macaroons

maria noto says:

Love watching you…you are to the point and make it easy ..thank you

bobbyjay seddon says:

great way of making the sauce came out great when i made it!

Donald Bleach says:

Simple solution. Grab a sandwich cheese, put it on a bowl of nachos, and put it in the microwave for the cheese to melt. No need to thank me :v

Nipplestroke says:


NordLicht says:

Hi ! Love the receipt. Could you tell me how much ml milk you are using? A cup of milk is quiet different here in Germany 🙂 Would be great! Greetings

Halla Angawi says:

Mine didn’t turn out well maybe becuase of my cheese

Thundraff27 says:


sooyoung park says:

can i use other kind of cheese??

steven stone says:

does it sray a liquid when chilled or does it thicken

parii says:

How did you come up with the name Fifteen Spatulas?

Ng ye heng Nicholas says:

can i use starch instead of flour? if cant what kind of flour should i use?

Seleena Sugrim says:

why is it that only your video makes sense to me . and none of the others

btw it looks delicious

XLucarioX says:

Microwave works great, add all ingredients (besides cheese) up until its bubbling good then add cheese. When it’s bubbling its ready.

ManMonkey600 says:

I tried this last year but the cheese got hard extremely quick after it started to cool. The only cheddar they had at the supermarket was white cheddar so not sure if that was the reason why or not. Any idea how to keep the cheese from solidifying so quick? That seems to happen regardless of the cheese I use. Unless I add something to the cheese like chili.

Monstergamn says:

will 2 percent milk work

christian schmit says:

nice jugs

Harry Smith says:

She’s almost hot

HeavenleeMe says:

I halved this recipe and it made plenty! Next time, if it’s just for me, I will quarter it. Really great recipe; simple and tasty. A full recipe portion would do really well for dipping at a party.

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