Homemade Nacho Cheese Dip

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Homemade Nacho Cheese Dip
Last night at Life Group we had a great conversation about having visions or goals.
It came to me at a time I really needed to remember not to beat myself up for things not going the way I planned and to keep my eye on the goal.
I've been struggling the last 2 weeks after an injection into my back didn't bring the immediate relief I was hoping for, being released from physical therapy still with chronic pain and a bit of blogger burn out.
I felt disappointed by so many uncontrolled circumstances in my life.
As everyone was sharing their visions and goals P.Nik (Pastor Nik) called me out because I didn't step right up and share my vision for the blog or life for that matter.
It was obviously one of those God moments where it was put on his heart to point it out just how wonderful this thing I've been doing is.
A time when I felt disappointed because I would love for the blog to be bigger like We Are That Family or Pinch Of Yum and to be able to not only help support our household financially but also to help support missions.
It's been a long term goal, a dream I've kept for almost 3 years.
I think dreams, goals, visions, whatever you want to call them are important in life because it helps you to strive for more.
Every person who succeeds has failed before success was ever achieved.
Just like in the game of football every one of those players headed to Superbowl has lost at times in their lives but instead of letting it be the end or giving up they look at what didn't work the last time and  work harder to succeed.
Which means we can gather together and enjoy tons of delicious Superbowl worthy snack foods like this Homemade Nacho Cheese Dip with Soft Pretzel Bites, Pico De Gallo and Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Thank you God for Homemade Nacho Cheese Dip, it warms my soul! 

Melt butter over medium-low heat and add flour.
Stir flour into butter until flour starts to cook and thicken.
Colt was a little distracted during his nacho cheese dip making and let the butter brown while trying to watch the playoff game 2 weeks ago. 
It's not necessary to brown the butter.
Slowly whisk in chicken stock and milk. Stir until thickened over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
Remove thickened milk mixture from heat and stir in 2 1/2 cups Medium or Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Add pepper to taste.
Chop about 1/4 cup Pickled JalapeƱos.
Stir in Pickled JalapeƱos and serve immediately. 
Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce is best served warm and works well served in a fondue pot.Homemade-Nacho-Cheese-Dip.jpg
It still seems to be up in the air whether we will stay home and enjoy the Superbowl or venture to one of our friends house we've been invited to.
Colt has developed a few crazy fan superstitions one of which is I have to watch the game for us to win and I'm pretty sure he knows my lady friends might distract me from the game at hand.
No matter where we end up I can guarantee I will eat more then my fair share of snack foods and love every minute of it! 

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Homemade Nacho Cheese Dip

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce. So easy and delicious. A perfect snack for Superbowl Sunday. Recipe includes step by step instructions with pictures.
Prep time: PT5M
Cook time: PT10M
Total time: PT15M
Yield: 12 Servings
Calories per serving: 227
Fat per serving: 3
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 1/2 cups Medium or Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1/4 cup Pickled Jalapeno, Chopped Fine
  • Ground Pepper To Taste
  • For Serving: Soft Pretzel Bites or Tortilla Chips.
Cooking Directions
  1. In medium sauce pan melt butter over medium-low heat. Add flour and stir until flour starts to cook and thicken about 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly stir milk into the flour mixture. Stir over medium heat until milk mixture becomes thickened being careful not to boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese and pickled jalapeno.
  4. Add pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm.


  1. I love nacho cheese dip, especially HOMEMADE!! Yummy :) That looks delicious

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. What a great post Serena and so true! Thanks for sharing yourself. Love this dip, it sounds amazing!

  3. Try this over homemade egg noodles. I love it.


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