Rachael Ray's Super Nacho Recipe includes a quick and easy nacho cheese sauce made from butter, flour, milk and jack cheese. This nacho cheese sauce is simple and fast, can easily be made from items on hand, and is easily modified with your favorite ingredients.
To make the sauce, gently melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to the pot, and whisk until the mixture is combined and begins to slightly brown. Slowly add 2 cups milk, whisking constantly, until combined. Continue whisking regularly until the milk begins to simmer. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups shredded jack cheese to the simmering milk, continuing to stir constantly. Once the cheese is fully incorporated, remove the cheese sauce from the heat. The sauce can also be made with cheddar cheese.
If you're looking for nacho cheese sauce with a spicy kick to it, this recipe can easily be used as a base. For a mild, but interesting flavor, dress up this nacho cheese sauce by sautéing 1 minced, medium onion and 2 minced cloves of garlic into the sauce. For a heat lover's nacho cheese, add 2 minced jalapeños or Ortega chilis to the mix.