Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Sauce

This Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe is a simple and delicious way to recreate the famous nacho cheese sauce from Taco Bell right in your own kitchen. Perfect for dipping your favorite nachos, drizzling over tacos, or adding a cheesy kick to any Mexican dish.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy to make with simple ingredients
  • Creamy and flavorful
  • Perfect for nachos, tacos, and more


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat to prepare the roux.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute to create a roux.
  • Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Lower the heat and add the shredded cheddar cheese, stirring until melted and smooth.
  • Add chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  • Remove from heat and serve warm with nachos, tacos, or any Mexican dish.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Kcal: 210 per serving


Store any leftover nacho cheese sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of chili powder and paprika.
  • For a smoother sauce, use freshly shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Experiment with different cheeses like Monterey Jack or pepper jack for unique flavors.

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