Game day snacking just got a whole lot more delicious with our nacho cheese! Make the most of your football games with our delicious cheese sauce appetizer. Grab your chips and get ready to indulge, and don’t forget to grab the recipe for this yummy goodness!
Smooth and creamy, with a little zesty kick, this Velveeta Nacho Cheese is the bomb!
Recipes like my Hot Crab Dip and Mexican Street Corn are great for when you want delicious appetizers. Dips and Spreads make the party more festive and fun, and this is one of my Dip Recipes you’ll want in your recipe box!
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Super tasty appetizer
Ok, no, it isn’t the healthiest recipe in the world. Don’t jump all over me for that. But, sometimes, you just want a super tasty and easy to make appetizer. This is it!
I make this about once a year, when we have a Super Bowl party.
It’s easy to make and it never fails.
I prefer it with the can of Ro-tel. Don’t drain the can of tomatoes, just mix it all together. Use the mild or regular spicy – your choice.
In a pinch, I’ve made it with salsa instead of Ro-tel. It’s good, but not as classic. Use about 1 and 1/4 cups of salsa (of course, feel free to use more or less as you see fit).
And, I don’t bother to cover the dish while it’s in the microwave. Just pop it in and microwave. It doesn’t seem to spit and make a mess. If you prefer, you can cover it with a dinner plate, waxed paper, parchment paper or a microwave safe lid.
Now where’s that recipe?
For this year’s party I went to grab my recipe and I couldn’t find it.
So, I decided I needed to get it up on the blog, despite the fact that it may not be my normal ingredients or healthy-ness. It’s just that good. And, it is a sometimes treat.
You can lower the sodium content by using no salt added Ro-Tel tomatoes as well. And, on the plus side, Velveeta is 50% lower in fat than cheddar cheese. So, there’s that.
Maybe this post is more for me; so I can find this easy recipe.
I may have it memorized already, but since I only make it once a year I like to make sure I remember it correctly.
Oh, and speaking of Super Bowl parties, here’s what I served.
The full Super Bowl menu
Every year we have a nice gathering (even if it’s just the immediate family) to celebrate all things football and the Super Bowl! Here’s this year’s menu of what I served.
This Nacho Cheese Sauce
Stuffed Mexican Potato Skins
Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili
Copycat Chuy’s Jalepeno Dip from Who Needs a Cape? – this was delicious and easy to make! I highly recommend it!
Onion Soup Mix Dip made with homemade onion soup mix
Ruffles classic potato chips and tortilla strips.
That’s the whole menu. It was easy and simple! I loved it and we were so full from snacking all day!
Be sure to scroll down for the recipe card with all the ingredients and amounts for how to make nacho cheese with Velveeta.
Yes, you can absolutely make this on the stovetop rather than the microwave.
I think the microwave is super simple and quick, but if you prefer to cook this on the stove, simply pop all the ingredients into a pan, and place it on medium-low on the stove. Stir regularly, and watch it all melt together. Pour it into a serving dish, and you’re ready to go.
It can also be reheated on the stove if you want.
Yes! This is great in the crock pot or slow cooker! It stays nice and warm as your guests help themselves to the cheesy dip.
Just place all the ingredients inside and heat. Stirring occasionally until melted.
What’s the best cheese for nachos?
Well, this Nacho Cheese Sauce is! In my opinion!
It’s smooth and creamy. You can pour it over your tortilla chips for great nachos. Dunk your chips directly into the bowl. You can add it to a great sandwich for a cheesy flavor.
And, it’s super easy to make!
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Nacho Cheese with Velveeta
- 16 ounces Velveeta cut into cubes
- 4 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes
- 10 ounces Ro-tel tomatoes undrained or 1 & 1/4 cups your favorite salsa
- Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, and heat in 1 minute increments (microwave times will vary) until melted, stirring after each time. Heating about 5 minutes total.
- Put all ingredients in a medium pan, and stir over medium-low heat until nice and melted. Pour into a serving dish.
Serve with tortilla chips
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.