10 Minute Nacho Cheese


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half*
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 (4-ounce) can diced jalapenos
2 cups shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Wisconsin colby cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in half and half, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Stir in jalapeƱos and cheeses until melted, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve immediately.
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*Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
Total Fat 25.9g
Saturated Fat 16.2g
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 78.2mg
Sodium 701.1mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.9g
Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 16.5g

From: allrecipes