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A triangular tortilla chip being dipped into a clear glass of Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce while surrounded by broken tortilla chips

Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

This copycat recipe tastes so much like the fast food fave and is so easy to make

Course Dip
Cuisine Mexican, TexMex
Keyword cheese dip, jalapeño, taco bell copycat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 182 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 15-ounce jar Cheez Whiz cheese dip
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons brine from pickled jalapeños
  • cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl.

    A white bowl filled with Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce and a whisk

Recipe Notes

  • Cheeze Whiz sub: Use any type of plain cheese dip or Velveeta if you don't have Cheeze Whiz.
  • Warm sauce: Microwave in 15 second increments, stirring between each cook time.
  • Serving suggestions: Tacos, quesadillas, tortilla chips, french fries, etc.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Bell Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 1003mg44%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.