Homemade Nacho Queso Cheese Dip

Homemade Nacho Queso Cheese Dip

This Homemade Nacho Queso Dip blows away any store-bought cheese dips. No processed anything here. Just real, natural ingredients that taste unbelievably delicious! A surprise ingredient keeps this dip smooth and velvety for days.

Optional: milk for thinning sauce as needed and toppings as desired

Rene St-Hilaire


6-8 servings
  1. 8 oz block good quality sharp cheddar cheese, shredded yourself
  2. 12 oz evaporated milk
  3. 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  4. 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  5. 1 tsp Onion Powder
  6. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  7. 1/4-1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on desired heat
  8. Optional: Milk for thinning sauce
  9. Optional: Toppings as desired (Avocado, diced Peppers, cilantro


until melted
  1. Change

    Off heat, place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir to combine well. Be sure cornstarch is fully dissolved. Turn heat on medium and stir until mixture is completely melted and smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste, if needed. If needed, thin out sauce with a splash of milk and whisk to incorporate.

  2. Change

    Keep sauce warm to serve (a small fondue pot or occasional microwaving/stirring will do the trick.) Sauce will thicken some as it cools but should remain soft.

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    Notes: Leftover dip can be stored in airtight container in fridge for a few days. Simply microwave or reheat on stovetop, stirring with a bit more milk if needed. It's important to shred your own cheese from a good block of cheddar. The additives found in pre-shredded bags of cheese will affect your results.

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