Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Jana here with a healthier alternative than Velveeta for making nacho cheese dip!  My husband despises the thought of eating Velveeta, because he's not sure what's in it. I am 9 months pregnant, and was craving nachos one evening, and this is what we came up with! 

Easy Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

12 slices American cheese*
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
pinch of cumin

1. Separate the 12 slices from the block of cheese.  Cube the cheese.

2. Put the cheese and 2-3 tablespoons of milk in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave heating for 30-40 second increments, stirring in between each time.

3. Once the cheese has melted to a smooth consistency, stir in the seasonings. 

Can be kept warm in a small crock, so that it stays the right consistency.  Enjoy with chips, refried beans, or whatever nacho toppings you prefer!

*When you are looking for 'real' American cheese slices, make sure to avoid anything labeled as 'pasteurized process cheese FOOD' or 'cheese product'.  Instead, it should just say 'pasteurized process cheese'. 

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