White Nacho Cheese Sauce

White Nacho Cheese Sauce

Creamy and spicy white nacho cheese sauce made with Monterey Jack cheese, cream, and peppers


6 servings


1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
5 cups (20 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup chopped canned hot peppers, such as jalapeno peppers, Hungarian hot peppers, or pepperoncini peppers*
2 firm tomatoes, peeled
Tortilla chips, for serving


1. Heat oil in a deep pan and saute onions for about 5 minutes or until they start to soften.

2. Reduce heat to low-medium low and add cheese, cream, and peppers. Cook and stir until mixture melts and becomes a creamy sauce.

3. Cut tomatoes in half and scrape out the seeds; discard seeds. Slice flesh into thin strips (about 1/4-inch wide and 1-2 inches long) and stir into sauce.

4. Warm tortilla chips on a tray in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until hot. Pour the cheese sauce into a serving dish and serve warm, with the heated chips.

White Nacho Cheese Sauce
Additional Notes: 

*Use peppers according to your heat preference.

Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a flavorful nacho cheese sauce made from Monterey Jack cheese and cream. The amount of peppers can be adjusted to taste -- we like ours spicy! The tomato adds a lovely color, along with the green peppers. This is a great homemade white nacho cheese sauce recipe! We love the real-cheese taste! My rating: 10/10


This is a very yummy, all natural cheese sauce! Our whole family loved it! It wasn't overwhelmingly salty as lots of nacho dips are! We give it a rating of a 10!


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks!


Tried this a couple times I love the texture, since its a replace for the very unhealthy liquid cheese which is smooth I had my doubts. This is wonderful. Very easy to adjust the heat for the kids and the grownups.


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