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Movie Theater Nacho Cheese Sauce at Home


bowl of nacho cheese with tortilla chip in it next to bowl of sliced jalapenos

What to do when you’re craving velvety cheese dip with chips, but you’re adverse (as many are) to eating plastic? Luckily, cookbook author Lara Ferroni has a recipe for nacho (real) cheese sauce, with some pickled jalapenos for good measure.

This nacho cheese sauce, made with far less scary ingredients, is based on the Chile con Queso recipe in Real Snacks, but with a bit of turmeric thrown in to give it that classic cheese sauce color. It satisfies that craving and is the perfect little snack for the Big Game day or a quiet movie night.

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Photo by Lara Ferroni

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.