How to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese: Different recipes for you to try

How to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese – you might be wondering this after a few times you’ve tasted the famous nachos with cheese sauce at Taco Bell. This sauce is smooth, creamy and rich in flavors, that’s why it easily became everyone’s favorite dip. However, if you don’t have time to go all the way to Taco Bell to satisfy your craves for Taco Bell’s Nacho Cheese, then just simply follow the recipe below and you’ll have your nacho cheese sauce done in no time!

How to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese at home

This is your ultimate copycat recipe of the nacho cheese sauce made by Taco Bell. Even if you’re a hardcore fan of this dish, you won’t be able to recognize the difference between this copycat recipe and the original one.

Ingredients

  • Kraft American cheese (2 slices)
  • Kraft Cheez Whiz (1/2 cup)
  • Whole milk (1 tablespoon)
  • Pickled Jalapeno Brine (the Old El Paso is most recommended) (1/4 cup)

Instructions

Step 1: Combine all the ingredients above in a saucepan. Heat them up over medium-low heat and stir occasionally until they’re fully melted (for about 5 minutes).

Step 2: When the ingredients are well combined together, remove the saucepan from the stove. Serve immediately while the sauce is still hot.

Taco Bell Nacho Cheese dip goes well with nachos, tortilla chips, tacos, quesadillas or french fries
Taco Bell Nacho Cheese dip goes well with nachos, tortilla chips, tacos, quesadillas or french fries

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Taco Bell Nacho Cheese tips and tricks

  • Feel free to substitute Cheeze Whiz with any other kind of cheese dip you have available.
  • You can also microwave the cheese sauce instead of heating it on the stove.
  • This cheese sauce is the perfect dip for not only nachos but also tortilla chips, tacos, quesadillas or french fries.
  • Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top of the sauce to add a spicy taste.

Other Taco Bell’s Nacho Cheese sauce recipes

When you look for how to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese, there are many variants for you to try. In fact, many people have recreated the sauce using cream cheese, American cheese, cheddar cheese, cheese powder… Let’s have a look at some other recipes that also give you tasty and creamy cheese sauce much alike to the one you’ve tasted at Taco Bell.

Taco Bell’s Nacho Cheese’s recipe number 1

Ingredients: Cream cheese, unsalted butter, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce.

Step 1: Prepare a big and microwaveable bowl. Add butter, cheddar cheese and cream cheese. The butter will add a certain level of richness, while the cheddar makes the sauce more nutty. The addition of cream cheese is to give the sauce a creamy texture and taste.

Then transfer the bowl to the microwave and heat it up until the cheese is completely melted.

Step 2: In the bowl of melted cheese, pour in the hot sauce and the Worcestershire sauce. This is the perfect combination if you want your sauce to be more flavorful. Stir well until the sauce is well combined. Then microwave it for another 15 to 20 seconds.

Step 3: Dip your nachos in this hot and creamy sauce and enjoy.

Dip your nachos in this hot and creamy Taco Bell Nacho cheese sauce and enjoy
Dip your nachos in this hot and creamy Taco Bell Nacho cheese sauce and enjoy

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Taco Bell’s Nacho Cheese’s recipe number 2

Before learning how to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese, here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Heavy cream (1 cup)
  • Evaporated milk (1 cup)
  • Cream cheese (2 tbsp)
  • Mustard powder (1 tsp)
  • Cornstarch (1 tsp)
  • Grated sharp cheddar (4 cups)
  • Hot sauce (1 tbsp) and salt for seasoning

Step 1: Combine heavy cream, cornstarch, mustard powder, cream cheese and evaporated milk in a pot. Then place the pot on the stove over medium heat. Whisk together until the mixture becomes completely smooth and silky.

Step 2: After bringing the sauce to a boil, add 1 cup of cheddar cheese at a time. Remember to whisk until combined each time you add one cup of cheddar.

Step 3: Pour in the hot sauce and salt for seasoning. Whisk again to avoid chunks. Enjoy the cheese sauce while it’s still warm with nachos, chips or any food you want.

Satisfy your taste buds with this creamy cheese sauce
Satisfy your taste buds with this creamy cheese sauce

Notes:

  • Avoid buying already grated cheese in the grocery store, as it contains anti-clumping agents. It’s best that you shred the cheese block yourself so it can melt the way you want it.
  • Only add the cheese after the milks are brought to a boil. If not, the cheese might not be able to melt, making your sauce clumpy.
  • If the cheese sauce is still thick, you can pour in some warm evaporated milk. Keep adding until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Add onion powder, cumin, chili powder… to make the sauce more flavorful according to your preference.

FAQs about how to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese

What is Taco Bell Nacho Cheese made of?

Taco Bell’s nacho cheese is a pre-made cheese sauce that contains cheese whey, modified food starch, skim milk, salt, jalapeno peppers… and some other artificial flavors and ingredients.

How can I store the Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce?

Transfer any leftover cheese sauce to an airtight container. Then store it in the fridge for a maximum of seven days.

How can I reheat the Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce?

To reheat the leftover cheese sauce by microwaving it for about 30 seconds. Add some milk to avoid the sauce drying and thickening up while heating in the microwave. You can also pour the sauce in a pan and heat up on the stove over low heat.

Now you know how to make Taco Bell Nacho Cheese, it’s time for you to try it yourself. The cheese dip is fairly simple to make and it pairs well with any kind of food you like. Bourbon O thinks that homemade cheese dip is always more tasty and fresh compared to the ones you buy at your local grocery store. What are your thoughts? Share it with us and many other home cooks out there!

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