Homemade Cheese Sauce and Salsa for Nachos

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Recipe for Homemade Cheese Sauce and Salsa for Nachos. Easy recipe with homemade nacho fixings. With step by step pictures.

This is my sons one of all time favorite snacks! NACHOS!!!!! Add salsa and cheese sauce and have your nacho cravings fixed! Here is how to do it!

For the Cheese Sauce
We will be using cheddar cheese for this recipe. I have used yellow cheddar. If you cannot get yellow cheddar, its ok. Use whatever cheese you can find at your local store. Shred the cheese and set aside.
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Place a heavy pan on medium heat. Add in the butter and maida (all purpose flour). Saute till the mixture forms a thick roux.
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Add in the milk and the cheese. Add in the tomato ketchup and hot sauce. Whisk well for a couple of minutes. Initially the cheese will look curdled. Keep mixing until it all comes together into a smooth sauce. Add little milk if necessary to adjust the thickness of the sauce. Remember that we did NOT add any salt to this recipe as the cheese is already salty.

OPTIONAL: You can also add a tablespoon of cheese powder at this stage to enhance the flavor and  color of the sauce. I have not added any cheese powder today. Cheese powder is easily available online in Amazon. If you are using plain white cheese, then cheese powder can be added for the flavor of the sauce.
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Have a little helper to get you going in the kitchen as this can be their all time favorite snack. Once the sauce is bubbling and smooth, remove from heat and set aside to cool. Remember the mixture will thicken as it cools.
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The sauce can be served right away. The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day. To heat up, just microwave for a few seconds. Add a few teaspoon of milk to adjust the thickness of the sauce.

For the Salsa
The main ingredient of a good salsa is the tomatoes. We will need peeled, de-seeded and chopped tomatoes for this recipe.
Make a cross on the tomato like shown below. It makes for peeling the skin easier later. Boil water in a pan and drop in the ripe tomato in boiling water. Boil for half a minute. Blanching the tomatoes in hot water helps in peeling the skin easily. Remove the tomato and peel the skin.
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Cut the tomato into half. Remove the seeds and chop them fine. Set aside.
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Take a bowl and add in all the ingredients for salsa. Mix well and refrigerate until required. The salsa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day.
NOTE: In addition to the listed ingredients, you can also add sweet corn, jalapenos and olives to the salsa if you like them.

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Assembly
Place store bought Nacho chips on a plate. Sprinkle the cheese sauce and salsa. Enjoy!!!
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You can add a bowl of salsa and cheese sauce for loaded dippers 🙂
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Homemade Cheese Sauce and Salsa for Nachos

Recipe for Homemade Cheese Sauce and Salsa for Nachos. Easy recipe with homemade nacho fixings. With step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup each 1x

Ingredients

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For the Cheese Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon maida (all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup milk (Add 1/4 cup more if need be)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

For the Salsa

  • 1 tomato, peeled, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of sugar
  • juice of half a lime
  • Tortilla chips for serving!

Instructions

For the Cheese Sauce

  1. Place a heavy pan on medium heat. Add in the butter and maida (all purpose flour). Saute till the mixture forms a thick roux.
  2. Add in the milk and the cheese. Add in the tomato ketchup and hot sauce. Whisk well for a couple of minutes. Add little milk if necessary to adjust the thickness of the sauce. Once the sauce is bubbling and smooth, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the Salsa

  1. Take a bowl and add in all the ingredients for salsa. Mix well and refrigerate until required. The salsa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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