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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 182kcal
Cost $1


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


  • Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
    A white bowl filled with Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce and a whisk


  • 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.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1003mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 6g