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No matter what you call it, nacho cheese sauce, queso, cheese wiz, it’s just delicious. We all love gooey cheese sauce, but what I don’t like are processed foods and chemicals. This recipe uses only real food and no gluten.

Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe | Real Food

My husband isn’t a big football guy, but he likes watching Super Bowl and when he does watch the Super Bowl he likes to eat nachos. It’s a pretty consistent annual request. While melted cheese and some toppings piled on top of chips isn’t bad, there’s always the layering issue. Those first few bites of cheesy goodness are so nice, but then soon you’re left with naked chips which are kind of a let down.

The prefect remedy to this is a nacho cheese sauce, or queso cheese, that really covers the chips and gets into all those crevices. The problems with that though is how horribly processed those cheese sauces are. While irrestiably delicious, it’s also full of something called “cheese food”. I mean they can’t even call it actual cheese so what is in that stuff?

Thankfully through the magic of science I discovered how to make a ridiculously delicious cheese sauce is that has the same silky mouth feel and intensely real cheese flavor.

The secret is arrowroot and egg yolks. This combination of starch, fat, and protein create a glue that thickens the milk and binds the cheese to create that same texture that we usually associate with something highly processes. Now you can have all the fun of a Mexican Queso without any of the guilt.

Nacho Cheese Sauce | A Vegan Option

If you would still like to enjoy a creamy cheese sauce but without the dairy or other animal products you can find a vegan cheese sauce recipe here that’s made with a cashew base. It’s also very delicious and fooled my very carnivore husband.

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When we made this recipe in my weekly cooking class I felt a little bad that we were doing nacho cheese sauce. I thought it’s not a very fancy recipe for a cooking class. However everyone loved it and it was a huge hit with the kids.

I like to think of my classes are for people who don’t especially love cooking but want to make delicious meals for their families anyway. Because of that I like throwing in fun options in like this cheese sauce or Instant Pot chicken wing recipes.

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Tori Sellon

Tori Sellon

I hope you enjoy the recipes you find here. I'm passionate about developing creative recipes that can be easily followed and enjoyed by all.

I only use real food ingredients and believe organic and clean foods not only make us feel better but taste better too.

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