Oct 28, 2013
Made with whipping cream and sour cream, this homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce is rich and decadent. Use mild, medium or aged cheddar depending on your taste preference.
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
1 cup whipping cream (35%)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Pinch cayenne (optional)
1 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips, for serving
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir to combine to make a roux. Continue to cook and stir, about 2 to 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in whipping cream and then milk, making sure to incorporate the roux into the cream. Continue to whisk mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking frequently, until sauce is thickened, about 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Heat sour cream through. Season with salt and pepper and cayenne. Remove from heat and add cheese, stir just to combine.
Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping for grilled burgers, steak or chicken.
Yield: About 2 cups.