Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

Nacho Cheese Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 2 cups (8 servings)
Look no further for the cheese sauce of your dreams. Our version is ooey, gooey and couldn’t be easier to throw together when the craving hits. Use it as a dip or pour it over nachos, a chili dog or huevos rancheros. If you want to serve this for a party, you can keep warm in a slow cooker on the lowest heat setting.



  1. Combine the American and Cheddar cheese in a medium saucepan and sprinkle with the cornstarch and cayenne. Toss the cheese until coated in the cornstarch mixture. Add the evaporated milk and set the pan over medium-low heat. Cook, whisking often, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth and hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Add more cayenne to taste if desired.