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corn chip dipping in nacho cheese sauce

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
9 mins

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce is super-rich, creamy, and extremely easy to make. Made with a few simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes!

Course: Appetizer, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Nacho Cheese Sauce
Servings: 6 servings as an appetizer
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups grated colby jack cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Place a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add heavy cream and once it starts to get warm, stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Stirk until thick and creamy, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Serve with corn chips.

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1086IU22%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.