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Jaybird’s Gas Station Nacho Cheese Sauce

Recipe By Jay Westcott, Savory Spice—Lincoln Square/Chicago, IL

Yields

1 cup

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

Recipe By Jay Westcott, Savory Spice—Lincoln Square/Chicago, IL

This incredibly simple nacho cheese sauce recipe tastes like the real deal--the nacho cheese sauce you'd find at gas stations, movie theaters, and ballparks--only better. Easy and cheesy, our Jaybird’s Gas Station Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe is sure to bring any plate of nachos from ordinary to extraordinary.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over nachos and burritos or as a dipping sauce for soft pretzels.

Ingredients

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Jalapeño Chile Powder

    Native to Mexico, jalapeños were named after Jalapa, the capital city of Veracruz. Although they are still grown in Mexico where they are also know...

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  • Cheddar Cheese Powder

    This cheese powder has full flavor and a smooth texture. It’s easy to convert into dressings, dips and sauces. Great on toasted breads or popcorn. ...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add Jalapeño Chile Powder to taste. Whisk in cream cheese then Cheddar Cheese Powder and Mayan Sea Salt until smooth. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until sauce reaches desired thickness.